Latest CEO update on our response to the Coronavirus emergency
First of all, on behalf of everybody at MPCT, I would like to say a big thank you to all NHS workers, as well as all those key workers who are helping to ensure the country stays on its feet throughout this difficult time.
In light of the current situation in the UK concerning COVID-19, also known as ‘Coronavirus’, I would like to reassure you that the safety and wellbeing of our learners is paramount to MPCT and we are taking the necessary steps to ensure that this remains our highest priority.
After careful consideration, and as part of our Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and following Government guidance and educational guidance we will be reopening in a phased approach.
The first phase is for Staff to start back in Colleges and some Head Office staff ensuring we have our controls in place ensuring we are Covid-19 secure.
The next phase will be learners returning to colleges in small numbers to ensure we can abide by the current social distances and continue good hygiene procedures.
We will continue to deliver Virtual Learning Environments (VLE) during the periods of restrictions with social distances that cannot allow all learners to return.
We will focus initially on learners requiring extra support during the VLE periods and any learners due to leave or due qualifications.
We plan to give all our learners an opportunity to engage and come into college over the next few months for all to have a Face to Face time with staff for teaching and pastoral care.
I would also like to reassure all parents/NOK that we will so far as reasonably possible ensure our controls are adequate as per the safety requirements for Covid-19 secure risk mitigations to reduce the spread of the virus.
For all learners can they be continually supported our Learner Support Team. For all learners who are on the Virtual On Boarding Process will be contacted by our Learner Support Team.
During the remote learning period, our Learner Support Centre will conduct weekly ‘Keep in touch’ calls with learners, where progress will be checked.
Weekly updates will be available on our website www.mpct.co.uk and our Learner Support Centre will remain open.
For all the latest updates and advice from the government and NHS on what you need to do to protect yourself and others, please visit gov.uk/coronavirus
I trust that you understand and support us with our continued plans following our BCP decision, to restart phased returns.
Huw Lewis MBE
Chief Executive Officer
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