26th Mar 2020
The most recent advice from the government to stay at home if at all possible means that we have now closed all of our college buildings to staff and students as of Wednesday 25th March.
The vast majority of our staff are already working from home and the college continues to operate as normally as possible through remote and virtual means. Where possible, students are being taught online and business support functions are fully operational.
We were asked by the government to support our most vulnerable students (including those of key workers) to attend college. We have consulted on an individual basis with these students and their parents/ carers and we have all now agreed that it is in the best interests of these students to stay at home.
We will be providing a variety of support for these students by email, online and by phone instead. We will review the need for this support with those involved from Wednesday 15th April 2020. Depending on government advice at that time, we will considering opening to vulnerable students from Monday 20th April. Any students or parents/ carers that need support whilst the buildings are closed can email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 01235 555585 and leave a voicemail message.
All other students
The college buildings remain closed to all other students until further notice, as instructed by the government. Online teaching, learning and assessment is taking place wherever possible.
Common Leys Farm campus
The farm campus remains open to a small group of staff for animal welfare related matters only.
Our priority is to help students, parents/carers, and our staff to take sensible and proportional steps to support learning, health and well-being.
We have compiled information for self-isolation, student interviews and more on separate web pages:
Students attending Oxford Brookes Partnership Programmes
Oxford Brookes has issued a notice stating that for on-campus provision, they have started reading weeks. For more information, please see https://www.brookes.ac.uk/alerts/coronavirus/
You can find more information, guidance and resources relating to Coronavirus on the Public Health England website.