Last updated: 24 March 2020
Important Announcement: Coronavirus
Our students and staff are our number one priority and, with the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, we have taken the decision to temporarily close our design studios and run the school remotely. This means that business will continue as normal with courses delivered online through our award-winning virtual learning environment and interviews now taking place for onsite courses starting this September. The website will develop as a resource for inspiration and positivity, so please keep returning for news, blogs and brand new online short courses. Stay well and stay KLC Connected.
We continue to recommend that our students register with local health services and that should they feel unwell seek medical advice in the first instance by calling NHS111, particularly if they are experiencing respiratory symptoms such as a [persistent] cough, fever or breathing difficulties.
The following links are for advice being published by official sources. Please ensure you stay up to date as information changes.
Department for Education Helpline
The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19, specifically in relation to education. Parents, carers and students can contact the helpline via 0800 046 8687 or by emailing: DfE.email@example.com • Opening hours: 08.00 to 18.00 (Monday to Friday)
Latest advice from Public Health England
Please refer to the UK Government website for the most up to date advice.
Everyone should follow the same standard NHS advice to prevent the spread of colds and flu:
- wash your hands often with soap,
- cough or sneeze into a tissue and dispose of this into a bin as quickly as possible
|Frequent cleaning of hands is recommended. Hand sanitizer is available throughout KLC's studios and we encourage all students, staff and visitors to use this upon entering/exiting the building and periodically throughout the day|
Students, if you have concerns or anxiety around the current situation, please speak to the KLC Student Welfare Team who can direct you to the appropriate support.
Contact: Annie Hathaway, Head of Welfare
There is no significant evidence to suggest that wearing a surgical mask prevents the spread of the virus.
Anyone with specific concerns about their own individual health should call NHS 111.
If you are a prospective student looking to interview for a course starting in April or September, please note that we are able to offer Skype interviews to avoid the need to travel. Please contact our Admissions Team if you would like to arrange an interview, the team are available on 020 7376 3377 or via firstname.lastname@example.org.