11 March 2020
The college was informed by Unipres that an individual student of Sunderland College, due to attend an industrial placement, had contacted them via telephone to explain their absence as they were experiencing flu like symptoms. As a precautionary measure, and in line with current Public Health England guidelines, Unipres temporarily suspended the work experience programme.
The student concerned has self-isolated under the care of their parents and direction of medical professionals and those due to attend placement have been in contact with the College for advice.
Full information on the Public Health guidance can be found at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19/