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Covid 19 Update 31.12.2020 ~ Message from the Principal

Dear student, parent/carer and stakeholder,

First of all, I hope you managed to have a good Christmas and a restful holiday.

In light of the government’s update on 30 December 2020, the information we shared with you before the holidays still guides what we will do for w/c 4 January 2021 – see the link below

Covid 19 Update ~ Message from the Principal | Hartlepool College of Further Education (

It’s important to note that those of you who are expected to sit exams in January – these exams will take place as planned.

Further messages will be communicated with regards to subsequent weeks.

In terms of the roll-out of mass testing; the College will start to look at how we can implement this from as soon as possible.  Please bear with us with regards to this – we need to establish this facility within the College, the key processes and ensure we can staff this operation.  As you can imagine, this is uite a challenge.

That said, as the last few months have shown us, we are good at meeting challenges.  We can be rightly proud that the Covid-19 infection rates for members of our community for weeks commencing 7th & 14th of December were significantly below the town and national averages – see table below


Cases per 100,000



Local (Hartlepool)




We know that things have moved on since the start of December and we need to be a vigilant as ever as the new year starts.

Pleased be rest assured that your safety and well-being are a key priority and thanks for your continued support.

Kind regards



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