Coronavirus Update

Introduction from the Principal and Chief Executive, Andy Broadbent

Given the current climate, it is only natural for students and employers to be questioning what the new academic year might look like. In response, we have created this website section as a central point so you can find all the latest information on our plans for reopening the College on 24 August.


For information about the changes we’ve made on campus to keep you safe, please view our short video below. 

Since filming the video, we have also introduced mandatory face coverings in communal areas of campus (malls, corridors, toilets, shops etc) and teaching staff will also wear face coverings in the classroom.



Please download and read the following Student Guidance document which will give you additional information about how New College Durham is working to re-open safely for the new term, as well as  guidance as to how you can further support the safe re-opening of college.

Download Student Guidance for College Opening


Access to college sites 

Please find our College documentation related to Covid-19 and Health and Safety of visitors below.


Latest government guidance

If you test positive or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace you will be required by law to self-isolate . This law has been introduced to ensure compliance with self-isolation rules and to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

For further up-to-date information on the government’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit


Your next steps

We want to make sure that you have a great learning experience whilst keeping you safe and following government guidelines.

Download the relevant guide below so you know your next steps:

Further Education 


Higher Education 

Apprenticeships (for students)

Apprenticeships (for employers)


Resources for students

Click here or scan the QR code below to access information for Functional Maths and English via our online padlet.

Please view the Functional Skills PowerPoint for information on how to access resources, such as Schoology and BKSB.

Padlet for Functional Skills Maths and English


Health and wellbeing

Keep yourself moving and improve your mental wellbeing with one of the accessible home workouts provided by our experienced personal trainers:


AoC Mental Health and Wellbeing information.


Main Building Outside Autumn


Information for students, apprentices, parents, staff, stakeholders and employers, and understanding the Coronavirus.

New College Durham

Staff information

For information and documentation.

Related information

FE Business/general

Year 11 Transition Activities

Download your transition activities pack to ensure you are prepared for your first day.