Important Information on Campus Safety

The Prime Minister has announced a national lockdown will come into effect at 00.01 on Thursday 5 November for a four week period until Wednesday 2 December.

The announcement confirmed that schools, colleges and universities should remain open, so we want to reassure you that Newcastle College will remain open in line with government advice. Students should continue to attend college following their usual timetable and follow all of the safety measures we have in place.

We've been busy making extensive changes to our campus and to the way our teaching and learning works to help keep our campus a safe place to learn for everybody. While we've taken all of the precautions we can, it is vital that our students follow all of the guidance in place. You'll see plenty of signs around campus reminding you of the new measures and the FAQs below provide detailed information.

Please note that campus will remain open only for students and colleagues. The Retreat and The Chefs' Academy will not be open for public bookings during the lockdown period and will be open as part of essential curriculum activity only. If you have a booking you will be contacted directly to cancel or rearrange.

Key Safety Rules

  • Do not come onto campus if you are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Keep a safe distance of at least 2 metres from others at all times, including when you are outside
  • Follow the one-way systems in place on campus
  • Wear a face covering inside buildings on campus
  • Wash and sanitise your hands regularly
  • Leave classroom set-ups as they are and do not move furniture, remove signs or close windows
  • Do not smoke on campus


Important Reminder

If you, or someone in your household or support bubble experiences symptoms, DO NOT ATTEND campus.

If you develop symptoms you should self-isolate for 10 days before returning to campus and get tested wherever possible. You should not return to campus until you receive a negative test result or your isolation period has finished.

If someone within your household or support bubble develops symptoms, you should self-isolate for 14 days from the onset of their symptoms or wait for them to receive a negative test result before returning to campus.

Full guidance on this is available on the NHS website here.

Additional information for Higher Education students

Degree students can find out more in the Student Guide to Coronavirus from the Office for Students here