Kings statements on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Important information for students on Kings Colleges programmes
Last updated 20th March 2020
As a provider of educational programmes to people from all over the world we want our global community to know that we are standing with you all in these challenging times. We continue to respond to the global outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a clear, practical and decisive manner.
Our overriding objective is to fulfil the duty of care we have towards our students, our colleagues, our host families, our university partners and other members of our communities. We will continue to take all steps possible to ensure they are healthy, informed and supported.
We have developed a comprehensive set of policies and procedures to manage the situation as it develops. These include practical risk assessments, regular monitoring as well as the implementation of effective hygiene awareness and practice throughout our schools and colleges.
We have now also developed comprehensive plans to support our students remotely in the short term. To enable courses to continue as planned, we will now move to our remote teaching and learning plan, called Classmate Plus. This will enable our students to share in real time online tutorials with other students as well as interact with their teachers as usual. Assignments, homework and managed self-study will continue as normal.
Meanwhile, we will ensure that all students are fully supported remotely and will make sure that we stay in touch with them throughout a temporary closure period.
Our core approach will always be to follow strictly all advice and recommendations from the UK and US Governments, as well as the World Health Organization.
Official UK Government updates are published daily and can be viewed here.
US Government updates are published here.
The latest World Health Organization advice is published here
We will continue to monitor the on-going situation very carefully and will maintain the flexibility to adapt policy immediately as Government or WHO advice changes.
We hope this provides the reassurance that no matter what the circumstances, we will do everything we possibly can to maintain the Kings experience for our students.
The Kings Directors
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