Covid-19 and our in-person creative writing courses
We are delighted to be offering London-based courses again. While we hope that Covid-19 will become less and less of an issue as time continues, we are still operating some rules/guidelines in the interests of the health and safety of our students and staff.
We require that all of our staff and in-person students agree to abide by our protocol – which will be reviewed from time to time, as needed, in light of prevailing circumstances and any new government guidance. As we know, the situation can change rapidly.
All of our in-person classes will be held at comfortable, spacious venues in central London. Students will receive a schedule with times, dates, and locations well in advance of all sessions. Some sessions may be scheduled to take place on Zoom (see individual course descriptions for details). Should changes to government guidance on Covid-19 mean that we must cancel the in-person elements of any course, we will move the remaining sessions to Zoom.
If you test positive for Covid-19 please do not come to class (see below for details about joining the class via Zoom) – and we require that you don’t come to class until you’ve tested negative (via lateral flow test or PRC) or until 10 days have passed since the positive test.
If you feel unwell and have any symptoms commonly associated with Covid-19 or if you have other good reason to believe you may have Covid-19 (e.g. through exposure to someone who has tested positive), please don’t come to class in London out of consideration for your fellow students and tutor.
In these circumstances, you will be able to join the London classes via Zoom – though please note that this will be via a laptop in the classroom, and while you will be able to hear everything your tutor says, you may not be able to hear or participate fully in class discussion.
Information about tests can be found here. Lateral flow tests are also available to buy from pharmacies.
If you will not be attending a London class in person, please notify your tutor and course manager by email with 48-hours’ notice wherever possible.
Moving sessions to Zoom
If attendance to a London class is impacted due to the above reasons, your tutor may elect to move the session to Zoom and will – where possible – provide 24-hours’ notice.
In the event of courses running entirely on Zoom and on our online platform, partial reimbursements of your fees will apply (see individual course descriptions for details).