Borders College to begin new term online only

Borders College will be closed to all staff and students until at least January 18.

Wednesday, 23rd December 2020, 1:50 pm
All Borders College campuses, such as this one in Galashiels, will remain closed to staff and students until at least January 18.

College bosses decided this was the safest way to proceed with the Borders being placed in tier four of restrictions from Boxing Day.

However, the new term will begin on Tuesday, January 5, with students attending lectures online.

A spokesman for the college said: “After considering recent Scottish Government announcements regarding the planned changes to regional tiers, it has been decided to start term two (January 5, 2021) completely online.

“We will continue to operate in this way until Friday, January 15.

“We will review this approach in the week commencing January 5 after we have further guidance from the Scottish Government, and will inform all staff and students of the operating plans for the week commencing January 18.

“All college campuses will be closed to all college staff and students during this period.”