Temporary closure of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre

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Barnsley College’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Centre and Automotive Technologies campuses temporarily closed after three staff members tested positive for coronavirus.

The campuses on Old Mill Lane closed on Thursday 10 September 2020, and staff and students were notified.

The College acted quickly and moved delivery online, closing these two buildings to ensure the safety of all students and staff. A full review was undertaken including the precautions and appropriate measures that were in place prior to and following the staff disclosure.  Barnsley Council and Public Health England were consulted and the College is working with Public Health England on the measures being taken.

Yiannis Koursis, Principal and Chief Executive of Barnsley College said: “We sought advice from Public Health England immediately and took all appropriate actions.

“I want to reassure all students, parents and staff that our College campuses continue to meet the Covid-secure measures and remain open.  Anyone who has symptoms should not attend College and should be tested as soon as possible.

“Thank you to everyone for their continued support in keeping our College community safe.”

Last updated: 10th September 2020

Originally posted on: 10th September 2020