CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)- Update
We understand that many of our learners, parents and staff may have some concerns about the evolving situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
The health and wellbeing of our college community is of utmost importance and we have established this webpage as the key platform where all accurate and up-to-date information about the coronavirus situation and college updates will be posted.
Due to the current and continually evolving challenges and risks associated with Coronavirus COVID-19 and in-line with Government advice, the College Merthyr Tydfil has moved all teaching and learning and support functions off-site to be delivered remotely.
Our 'Here We Grow' Creche still remains open at present to provide child care facilities for key workers.
In our move towards this new phase of working, our priorities have very much focussed upon:
Keep learning going
We have put clear plans and actions in place to ensure that we are able to deliver and support teaching and learning remotely and ensure that learners keep learning. Learners are able to access the required learning platforms and resources through the college’s Website, Moodle and Student Portal systems. To assist learners requiring learning resources, our Learning Zone has increased the amount of materials/books/resources that learners are able to take out on loan. They will also waive all fines until we are back open again. Library resources are also available on-line via FINDIT and Blackboard (for HE learners).
Keep providing learners with the appropriate care, support and guidance
We have a large number of learners who are currently receiving support to help them with their studies and this support will continue on a remote basis utilising Facebook, Skype and other electronic platforms. Learners receiving EMA, ALG etc. will continue to do so. We will also continue to make regular bursary payments. All learners who currently receive support have been provided with a first contact card with the contact details of all key support workers on. We have also given learners three months’ supply of period products.
We will continue to review advice from Public Health Wales and Welsh Government and will publish all updates on our Website and official social media channels and via direct email to our staff, learners and parents.
The following pages have been set up to provide information for learners, parents or anyone with questions or concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). They will be updated on a daily basis as and when the college receives updates from Public Health Wales and the Welsh and UK Government.
In addition, we have set up dedicated helpline for learners, parents and applicants - 01685 726000 or you can email us at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org