Published Friday, 28 August 2020
The Council’s Adult Education Service will be reopening their Southfields Old School venue next week for face-to-face classes.
The building has been open two days a week throughout lockdown but now will open full-time from Tuesday 1 September.
Following the reopening of Southfields, Adult Education will also be restarting classes at a number of venues throughout September. These include: the Broad Street Centre, Cheylesmore Community Centre, Harp Place and the John White Centre with more to be announced in the coming weeks.
All centres will be operating under strict social distancing rules with reduced numbers of classes and fewer staff than usual in the buildings. Other additional infection control measures such as hand sanitising stations will be in place.
Due to a reduced capacity as a result of these measures, some courses will not be returning to face-to-face delivery and will instead continue online as they have done throughout the last few months.
Cllr Kevin Maton, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “I am proud of how the Adult Education Service has worked so hard to adapt to continue to deliver their fantastic courses virtually over the last few months.
With that said, we all learn differently. For some of us face-to-face learning is the way we learn best. That’s why I’m pleased that the Service is going to be restarting face-to-face classes”
“They’ve been working really hard to ensure that all of venues are strictly adhering to all the Government’s safety guidelines and I’m confident that they’ll be able to deliver the same great service they always have.”
To contact the service directly, please email [email protected] or call them on 024 7697 5200