Last updated: 27 November 2020
Important Announcement: Coronavirus
In line with government advice and wishes, KLC remains delivering its courses with a combination of onsite and online tuition as it has been doing throughout the autumn term these last few months. We will be open as usual in the New Year with our usual courses continuing or starting in January 2021.
KLC has additional student and staff safeguards in place in line with government COVID-19 advice (e.g. all students sit at desks 2 metres apart from each other without masks on and only wear masks walking between studios or during demonstrations). All our onsite courses are going ahead as planned augmented with some blending learning for full time courses and fully onsite for all 2-day a week part time courses. KLC's online teaching expertise means our enhanced teaching and holistic support can be flexibly and seamlessly delivered whatever the circumstance.
We recently met with a Public Health Officer for the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea visiting KLC, who was able to advise us on extra information to provide within our already detailed Outbreak plan. This has been updated and sent back to her for further feedback on the measures we have in place and our process for reporting cases.
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 loss of taste/smell.
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 or Jessica
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.