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Coronavirus (Covid-19): advice for Trinity Laban students, staff and visitors

Page last updated: 14 January 2021

Trinity Laban continues to respond to UK Government guidance. We have taken precautionary measures to safeguard our community and the wider public. This requires some important changes to our operations. Please read this information carefully.

The UK Government has advised that HEIs, which includes Trinity Laban, must teach online only from 4 January and until further notice, with a review of restrictions due to take place week commencing 18 January. Therefore, all teaching will be online only until at least Friday 22 January.

Practice rooms and studios are available for one-person bookings, and the libraries will be open for personal study.

We are 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 publicly, we are continuing to find ways of presenting work digitally. 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 continues to be as rich and active as ever.

Safety

To keep us all safe, we have introduced a host of measures to protect us in this COVID-19 environment, some of which are listed below. These measures follow Government and industry-specific safe practice recommendations and will continue to be developed over the summer and throughout the autumn as things change.

  • Welcome stations are in place in all buildings, recording entry to the building, undertaking mandatory temperature checks and advising on and checking for Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Face masks should be worn at all times travelling to and from the buildings and within the buildings as advised.
  • Appropriate distancing measures are to be observed by everyone at all times.
  • Teaching spaces including dance studios and practice rooms are subject to enhanced cleaning protocols.
  • Thorough regular hand sanitising and hand washing is required of all staff and students. Hand sanitisers is available throughout all buildings.
  • Measures are in place to limit the numbers in our buildings at any one time and to manage the flow of people around our spaces, including such measures as one-way systems.
  • Access to facilities such as changing rooms and toilets are subject to safety guidance.
  • Students and staff are expected to exert personal responsibility in compliance towards the safety of all concerned at all times.

Changes to learning & teaching

Teaching and learning will be online only from 4 January until further notice. Students with limited access to IT and facilities, as well as space and/or equipment for practice, can seek individual support via Student Services.

When teaching in person, our timetable has been restructured to prioritise student and staff safety alongside effective delivery of the programmes.

  • It allows for the time required for:
    • Hygiene measures in classrooms and practice rooms at KCC and rehearsal spaces at Blackheath Halls.
    • Cleaning dance studios between groups at Laurie Grove, Blackheath Halls and Laban.
  • It assists with the flow of the number of students in all our buildings at any one time.
  • Learning is blended, with programmes delivered through a combination of virtual and in person modes.
  • In person class sizes are smaller. Music and Musical Theatre are working in smaller groups, and Dance students are grouped in bubbles.

Key Documents

You are welcome to read detailed plans about the return to our buildings, as well as understand how we have assessed the current risks to our community.

Read the Covid-19 Return to Buldings Plan.

Read the General Health & Safety Risk Assessment.

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:

We appreciate you may have some questions around the current situation and hope the following FAQs can help provide answers.

Coronavirus FAQs

Visitors

Our sites are closed to visitors.

TL Health

TL Health services will be available in-person within the terms of the current restrictions. Online options are available to all.

Learning & Participation

L&P activity will be delivered online from 4 January until further notice. For more info, contact L&PEnquiries@trinitylaban.ac.uk