Coronavirus (Covid-19)

WEA has been keeping a close eye on government advice.  

As the country went into its first lockdown we created a rich online curriculum for our students to enjoy from home. But some learners and some courses really do need face-to-face interaction. We know our students love it and some really need it to learn. 

Since restrictions were lifted after the first lockdown, we have been piloting different models of teaching and working with venues to create COVID-secure teaching methods and environments. 

As both English and Scottish governments put in place increased social distancing requirements in order to curtail the second wave, WEA continues to respond to the recommendation to provide distance learning where possible and to continue with face-to-face adult education where this is not possible. 

With English government support for our teaching and the value of your learning, we will continue our face-to-face teaching pilots across England*, continue to deliver our on-line learning curriculum, and to work towards a fuller face-to-face provision in the Spring.  

You can find out more about our online and face-to-face courses here and read our statement of safe working here

From everyone at the WEA please stay safe and follow the Government guidelines. 

* Due to more stringent advice from the government in Scotland, we have not yet been able to resume face-to-face provision. 

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Please see the information and Government advice below.

Information and advice - resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19): latest information and advice 

The UK Government have released translated guidance for self-isolation and social distancing into the following languages: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, French, Gujarati, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu and Welsh. 
Doctors of the World have also provided Coronavirus guidance in a variety of languages, and they will continue to update these: