Coronavirus Updates, Links and Information

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We are constantly updating this page with the latest updates, links and information relating to the coronavirus outbreak.


Following a government announcement, all learning will now take place online until February half term due to a national lockdown. Learners should follow their normal timetables and log on remotely to the Canvas platform for lessons. We will offer further updates about the situation as soon as we have more information. 

Examinations and controlled assessments (including end point assessments) due to take place in the college buildings have been cancelled until further notice (estimated to be February 15 2021).


Read the latest letter from Principal Chris Nattress to learners, apprentices, students and employers here


Click here to read the latest Government advice


Blended learning approach

Before the lockdown and closure of schools and colleges was announced, our courses were being delivered in a blended mode, using a mixture of online learning with face-to-face sessions as appropriate and, where it was safe to do so, on the College site.

Due to the recent closure announcement, ALL learning is now online until further notice (with an update expected around February half term).


Student support and wellbeing

There are a number of online websites where learners can get support during these unusual times.

We have a dedicated page to support student wellbeing – click here 

Click here to read an open letter to Young People of West Cumbria – from West Cumbria Youth Council

Information on working from home

Click here to read our guide on working from home and setting up.

See our top tips to make home working a success

Some good news stories from the college during the Covid lockdown

College donates vital supplies to town centre pharmacies

Swift actions enable learners and staff to work remotely

Nuclear apprentices receive stellar results 

Police dogs carry out training at Lakes College during lockdown


Older Info

Read the college Risk Assessment here

Read a message to parents and guardians regarding Covid-19 symptoms