Date Published: 16 March 2020
Last Updated: 21 March 2020

The wellbeing, health and safety of our students, staff and communities remain our top priority.

The UK Government is closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation and is taking action, in the UK and overseas.

We will continue to update this page as we receive further guidance from Public Health England (PHE) regarding the situation in the UK.

Here is where you can find the latest information on what steps we are taking at the London and Birmingham branch campuses and any changes to our operations and/or teaching delivery.

 

Teaching delivery updates

To keep up to date with the latest changes to your teaching delivery, please visit the QA Higher Education website

 

Our campuses

We will update our list of key sites below with a status to make it easy for you to keep up to date with any changes.

London branch campus: This campus is closed from 5pm on 21 March 2020 until further notice for Higher Education students.

Birmingham branch campus: This campus is closed from 5pm on 21 March 2020 until further notice for Higher Education students.

 

Advice and guidance

 

What action are you taking?

We are following guidance issued by the government and Public Health England. As the situation develops we will continue to update this page and notify anyone affected by changes.

You can find more information about the steps QA are taking here.

 

I have been advised to self-isolate by the NHS, who should I inform?

If you are a student studying with us, please contact us at studentwelfarelon@qa.com so we can ensure the right support is in place for you.

You can inform us using our form on the QA Higher Education website.

More information about who needs to self-isolate is available on the NHS website.

 

I’m worried about my Tier 4 visa?

The UK Government has published new guidance on immigration provisions made by the Home Office for individuals in the UK who are concerned about their Tier 4 visa. The guidance states that most people in the UK whose immigration status is affected by the coronavirus outbreak will get an automatic extension of their visa until 31 March 2020.

 

There is also a Coronavirus Immigration Helpline:

Call: 0800 678 1767 Monday to Friday,  9am to 5pm GMT

Email: CIH@homeoffice.gov.uk