Covid-19 Update at Thurrock Adult Community College, 13 May 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our college campus remains temporarily closed and we have moved to online learning, until further notice. Since 23 March, the Preschool has remained open for emergency childcare of children of Keyworkers. A new phase has begun from today with cautious measures to slow the spread of the Coronavirus. It is still up to all of us to follow Government guidelines and make sure we stay alert, control the virus and save lives. The best way to do this is by staying home as much as possible and staying two metres (six feet) away from anyone outside your household when you do go out.

Operational changes

Our mission is to provide adult education and make a positive difference to local people and their communities. These aren’t normal times and in March, we had to make changes to current and upcoming courses as the best way to look after our community. 

Many of our courses continue to operate online and we have launched a series of online taster courses, starting from 1 June 2020 to support our community in these challenging times. The courses can only be booked online from our Find A Course page and places are going fast. If places are full, please continue to click through and you can be added to the waiting list.

Our College staff have been equipped with the skills and equipment to work and teach remotely and will provide you with regular updates as the situation changes.


While the campus building is closed we are unable to process any refunds and credit notes will be issued for use in the new academic year. All learners were contacted during the week beginning 20/3/20 via SMS or text about obtaining refunds or rebooking. If you still require a refund, please email and we will be in touch as soon as the campus building re-opens. Thank you for your understanding.

Is the Preschool open?

From Monday 23 March, our Preschool has opened for emergency childcare 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.

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 team will respond as soon as they can. Please bear with us and thank you for your understanding at this time.