Covid-19 Update at Thurrock Adult Community College, 4 July 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions our college campus remains temporarily closed to the general public and we have moved to blended learning, until further notice. The Preschool is open for registered 3 and 4 year old children in addition to the existing provision of emergency childcare for children of Keyworkers. Please keep following social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home. If anyone in your household has Coronavirus symptoms, you must all stay at home and follow the Government guidance for advice and support.

Operational changes

Our mission is to provide adult education and make a positive difference to local people and their communities. The current Coronavirus situation is an anxious time for everyone. The healthy, safety and wellbeing of our learners and staff is essential at this time. As a college we have moved many of our courses online, delivered free online tasters during the lockdown for the local community and, are continuing with plans for you to learn safely, following Public Health England advice and guidelines on social distancing, from September 2020 onwards. You can now search and book our 2020-21 courses online from our Find A Course page.

Our College staff have been equipped with the skills and equipment to work and teach remotely and will continue to provide you with regular updates as the situation changes. We would recommend you email with any queries, or requests for a callback, to where more staff are available to deal with your enquiry and you will receive a faster reply during operating hours Monday to Friday.


All learners were contacted via SMS or text in March about options to obtain refunds or rebook. Learner Services will be processing refunds from Monday 6 July onwards. If  you have not received your refund by 25 July, please email with details and we will be in touch. Thank you for your understanding.

Is the Preschool open?

Our Preschool is open for registered 3 and 4 year old children in addition to the emergency childcare offered for registered children where their parents/carers are in the Keyworker guidelines identified by the Government. Please call 01375 485868 if you have any questions or wish to register your child for a place in the Preschool from September 2020. Visit page for full details.

How can I prevent the spread of Coronavirus?

We ask that you read and follow the NHS guidance on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. As well as following social distancing guidelines we all need to continue to make sure we are washing our hands more thoroughly and more often as this is one of the most effective ways to control the spread of coronavirus.

Where can I find more Government and health information?

Residents, businesses and visitors in Thurrock should follow government information about the situation in the UK, along with guidance on what to do if you think you are at risk. For more details, please go to Thurrock Council's website for the latest government and health agency information and advice.

If you have any queries, please email and our Learner Services team will respond during operating hours, Monday to Friday. Thank you for your understanding.