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Posted 07.04.20

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 further notice. 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 | Tuesday 7 April 2020 
  • We have put in place deadline extensions for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate coursework submission, with blanket Extenuating Circumstances for all HE students. 
  • From Saturday 21 March the College campus will be closed to staff and students. We will no longer be accepting any physical student submissions. 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.


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

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

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.

Details on the additional flexibility Plymouth College of Art is able to offer HE students in relation to coursework and deadlines at this time.

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

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

Coronavirus information from government and health bodies: