School reopening statement 23 June 2020 – College Position
Whilst it is good news that the Cabinet Secretary for Education confirmed on 23 June 2020 that schools should work towards opening fully in August when the new school year commences, he also noted this would only be possible if certain conditions were met. These are safety measures as outlined in Scotland’s Routemap for Covid-19, such as the rate of infection and number of new cases.
The announcement made referred to schools only and does not currently apply to the college or university sectors. The current plans and arrangements in place for Dundee and Angus College reopening in August 2020 remain unchanged as a result.
We are cautiously optimistic that the Covid-19 risks and restrictions will continue to ease throughout the summer, and we will continue to follow relevant Scottish Government guidance that may allow us to further ease some current restrictions.
In line with the High Level Principles and Guidance that we are working to, we will continue to put the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors first, and will keep you up to date with the College’s plans for 2020-21 as these progress.
For the avoidance of doubt, we can confirm that the current position remains:
- Planned start dates remain as per the amended arrangements for session 2020/2021, with most full-time courses commencing from 21 September 2020
- We anticipate that significant range of learning, teaching and services will still need to be delivered remotely.
As we are all aware, official guidance may change over the 6 weeks until the start of session and we will issue information confirming arrangements for 2020/2021 students prior to starting at College.
We are continuing to offer support and guidance over the summer period so please get in touch: