Your safety and Covid-19

Update (8 March 2021): Our learning centres have now re-opened. Our current courses are online, in-class or a mix of both. Please continue to check this page for updates, and for information about how we are following government guidance for your safety.

Online learning

At Waltham Forest Adult Learning Service, we are following government public health guidance for Covid-19 safety.

Our 2020–21 courses and training are a blend of online and in-person learning. Until 8 March 2021 during lockdown, all our courses were online only but our centres have now re-opened.

Your safety in our buildings

Two shoe prints in a circle sign: please stand here, be socially safe. Arrow in circle sign: this way.

We regularly review our buildings and safety measures to keep our learners and staff safe and comply with Covid-19 guidelines set out by the government.

  • You will notice new signs at our buildings.
  • Unless you are attending a class, you must book an appointment before you come to our buildings. Please phone 020 8496 2974 to book an appointment.
  • Our information sessions and assessments will be by appointment only.
  • Keep a safe distance and come alone unless you need special assistance.
  • Please wear a mask or face covering when you come to our buildings, in all shared areas, and spaces where you cannot stay the correct distance from others.
  • We will be cleaning throughout the day.
  • There are hand-sanitisers and cleaning materials so you can wipe down equipment before and after use.
  • We encourage you to bring your own hand sanitiser and water.
  • Please follow signage and listen to our staff for your safety.
  • Please only bring what you need for your course.

You can also give us feedback on our safety measures. We look forward to welcoming you to a course or training with us.

Explore our 2020-21 prospectus and course listing to find your course today

Short video about changes and your safety

This video was made to welcome learners back to our September 2020 start of term.

Please continue to check this page and Waltham Forest Council pages for the latest information about safety measures in Council buildings.

Updates on Coronavirus/Covid-19 guidance

Regular Covid-19 testing for learners Around 1 in 3 people with Covid-19 have no symptoms. Get tested twice a week to help keep you, and your family and friends safer and your learning on track. The tests are free, quick and easy with results usually within the hour. Testing centres