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In line with UK Government guidance, we have suspended all face-to-face teaching and the campus will be closed from Friday 20 March until further notice. Please continue to check your college email for regular updates.

Posted 20.03.18

Covid-19 (Coronavirus): Plymouth College of Art information

These pages provide information and support for Plymouth College of Art students, staff and our wider community.

In line with current UK Government guidance, Plymouth College of Art is suspending all face-to-face teaching from the end of Wednesday 18 March for all students (pre-degree, extended-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate) until after the Easter break (14 April for Pre-Degree and 20 April for undergraduate and postgraduate). We are currently welcoming prospective students for Open Days and Campus Experience Days through numerous digital options online. Please email if you would like to discuss your online options.

If you have any questions or concerns and cannot find the answers on these pages, please email A team of staff across Plymouth College of Art monitor this account to help provide you with the most up-to-date information.

For reliable information on the Coronavirus use the free GOV.UK Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.

To make our Covid-19 information accessible to all we've installed ReciteMe. Click here for an alternative version of our FAQs with fully customisable styling options, screen reader, reading aids and a translate function with over 100 languages. 

Covid-19 (Coronavirus) College Update | Thursday 19 March 2020 
  • All face-to-face teaching suspended from 6pm on Wednesday 18 March.
  • All resources, workshops and Library closed from 4pm on Thursday 19 March, self-directed work continues until after the Easter break.
  • Friday 20 March the College is closed to students.
  • From Saturday 21 March the College campus will be closed to staff and students until after the Easter break (14 April for Pre-Degree and 20 April for undergraduate and postgraduate). We will no longer be accepting any physical student submissions on Monday 23 March. We are still encouraging digital submission wherever possible.

We will provide all students who may need to be in self-isolation with advice and support. We have introduced a new online absence reporting system in relation to current concerns around coronavirus. Fill it in here.

We are in regular contact with Public Health England (PHE) and are following their guidance on best practice across Plymouth College of Art.

Student support has moved to remote working. All appointments (counselling, wellbeing and general welfare) will be available online. If you have any concerns regarding your wellbeing, please email for a response or visit our Wellbeing homepage, where there is advice on a range of services and support you can access. 

It's important to stay connected even when we have to distance ourselves socially. Stay part of a community with Big White Wall. Remember, you’re not alone. Visit to register for a safe community to support your mental health, 24/7.

For more advice on how to look after your mental heath and wellbeing during this time, you can find information on the website as well as our blog.


This is a general overview of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and where you can find information about it.

Where students, staff and the public can get further information and support from Plymouth College of Art.

Frequently asked questions to support staff, students, visitors and prospective applicants to Plymouth College of Art.

Information on the impact to our provision, Short Courses, Young Arts, Plymouth Arts Cinema and other events due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

What to do if you need to self-isolate or care for a dependant in relation to Covid-19 (Coronavirus).

How to tell us if you have a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus (Covid-19).

How you must factor the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak into your work, study or research travel plans.

You may need to get medical advice if you've recently travelled from somewhere with a higher risk of Covid-19.

Coronavirus information from government and health bodies: