In light of recent news, we wanted to let you know about our plans to ensure our students, staff and clients are safe during the coronavirus outbreak.
“Should I be worried about the virus.”
Stanfords Training is monitoring the situation carefully and will offer guidance as the situation changes. We recommend our students get the facts from the government website
“Is it safe to continue attending classes?”
We will continue to run face-to-face classes until such time that the official health advice recommends otherwise. In the meantime, we would expect all students to continue to attend classes as they would do normally
“I think I have flu-like symptoms.”
Colds and flu are very common in the UK, particularly in the colder months. If a student feels unwell, we recommend they follow NHS website guidance on self-care and stay home to recover. The NHS do not recommend going to hospital for flu-like symptoms, but to call 111 to speak to NHS staff for help. We advise maintaining good personal health hygiene and frequently washing hands to prevent the spread of germs.
“Am I at risk of developing a severe illness?”
While there is more to learn about how the coronavirus affects people, thus far, older people and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as diabetes and heart disease) appear to be more at risk of developing severe disease.
“Will exams go ahead as planned?”
Currently, there has been no change to exam schedules. We are liaising with our examination partners to understand their policy regarding the continuation of examination services should government advice change.
“What will happen at Stanfords Training if there are any suspected cases of Coronavirus?”
We will take immediate advice from public health professionals, and if necessary, we can look to adopt alternative learning options.
“Will I still be able to study if the situation gets worse?”
Our Support team already has contingency in place to continue to offer our services as we do currently. Also, we have plans in place for incidents such as these where student services might have to work remotely so you can still get non-academic support if needed.