Coronavirus (Covid-19): advice for Trinity Laban students, staff and visitors
Page last updated: Monday 8 June
Trinity Laban has taken precautionary measures to safeguard our community and the wider public. This requires some important changes to our operations. Please read this information carefully.
Trinity Laban is following all advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the NHS and Public Health England to keep our community safe. As of Wednesday 24 March, Trinity Laban has closed its buildings until further notice. This is to protect students and staff and to encourage them to adhere to the UK Government's advice to practice social distancing.
During this time, Trinity Laban continues to teach students in term-time via online platforms, and staff are working remotely.
We are a highly creative and adaptable community of exceptional students, faculty, and staff and we have every confidence that we will successfully continue to deliver the highest quality teaching and learning.
Learning & teaching
We began teaching remotely on Monday 16 March until further notice. All performances, rehearsals and masterclasses from now until further notice have been cancelled, but we are discovering new ways of sharing performance using online platforms - follow us on facebook, Twitter and Instagram @trinitylaban for more.
Information has been distributed directly to staff and students regarding teaching and assessment and we will update this webpage and our FAQs as necessary.
Staff and students should check their Trinity Laban emails regularly for the most up-to-date information.
Plans for reopening 2020/21
In September, subject to UK government guidance, we will fully re-open the Trinity Laban buildings. Teaching in term 1 will be a combination of in-person and virtual methods. This is to ensure that we can adhere to UK social distancing measures, which are anticipated to last for some time. We are already very used to integrating our teaching, and see some great opportunity ahead as we use our knowledge to help our students to become an adaptable, digitally literate artists.
We will be taking all relevant measures to maintain hygiene, and are working carefully to ensure that our buildings are used in a way that can enable social distancing.
Performance is an integral part of our programmes. Until it is safe to re-open our large performance spaces, we will find ways of presenting work digitally or at small scale, building up across the year as social distancing is lifted. If you haven’t yet checked out the incredible range of digital performance that we’ve produced over the last few months, please do.
We are working closely with the Trinity Laban Student Union to ensure student life will be as rich and active as ever.
We will help our international students and staff navigate a safe return to the UK, and we are staying up-to-date with government expectations on quarantine and other entry requirements in order to support them.
Sources of information
For information on what Coronavirus is and how to keep yourself and others safe, visit the Government’s website and/or the following websites:
- Public Health England (PHE)
- World Health Organisation (WHO)
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
- UCAS Coronavirus updates hub
- Office for Students
We appreciate you may have some questions around the current situation and hope the following FAQs can help provide answers.
All performances, rehearsals and masterclasses from now until further notice have been cancelled or delayed until we can reschedule them. All customers with existing ticket bookings have been contacted directly.
Our sites are closed to visitors.
Learning and Participation
Our Learning and Participation team are currently reviewing plans for September 2020 and decisions regarding for our programmes, including Junior Trinity and Centre for Advance Training, will be made in the coming weeks.