COVID-19 – Updated Statement
Today, Wednesday, 18 March 2020, the directors, management & staff of CTCFD met to discuss yesterday’s announcement by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology that all tertiary education institutions are required to close effective immediately.
As a result, we have decided to move the Foundation Fashion Design Programme learning online – a decision that we are very excited about! We will be communicating this online work to students over the next few days.
Short Courses will all resume at a later stage this year. Please contact Short Course Manager Sarah-Jane Share on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or queries about short courses particularly.
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Today, Monday, 16 March 2020, the directors, management & staff of CTCFD met to discuss the state of disaster declared by the President around COVID-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic yesterday. We felt it necessary to join the conversation as we are aware of the impact of our actions & the need to be socially conscious at this time.
While we understand the virus is currently under control in South Africa, & we applaud our government for being proactive in its decisions laid out yesterday, we are also aware of the ever-evolving situation as well as the concern, anxiety & uncertainty regarding the communication by the media at this time. CTCFD is aware of the necessity to “flatten the curve” of the virus through the use of social distancing, self-isolation & taking as many precautionary measures as possible to prevent the continued spread of COVID-19. If any students have come in contact with, or have tested positive for, COVID-19 they must please inform Administration immediately.
CTCFD has decided to take the following actions:
- Due to the number of students exceeding the required number set out by the President yesterday, the 3 Year Full-Time Diploma & Advanced Diploma in Fashion Design will close effective immediately (Monday, 16 March 2020), & will resume as per Cyril Ramaphosa’s directive of Tuesday, 14 April 2020. PLEASE NOTE: learning will continue through distance means, inclusive of online, tutorial based, note circulation and video engagement. Students will engage specifically with their major subject, Fashion Design as well as their academic modules and will be able to contact their lecturers daily from 9am-5pm. The assessment timeline is currently under review, & will be circulated to students as soon as it is finalized. Academic reports will be delayed until students return mid-April 2020. CTCFD guarantees that all required learning will take place in 2020, which might require a change in term times & the need to extend contact time into December if necessary. Please be aware that this is in-line with CTCFD’s terms and conditions regarding term dates.
- Due to the smaller nature of the Foundation Fashion Design Programme (FFDP), this programme will continue as per normal until such time as we receive further communication from the President or the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology. Students will be moved into a larger studio and the required 1 metre between individuals will be adhered to at all times. Students and staff will also be required to wash their hands and use hand sanitizer upon entering and leaving the premises, and stronger cleaning supplies will be utilized to clean the studios. “No touch infrared thermometers” may be implemented, and all students whose parents have travelled or are travelling internationally will not be able to attend classes. Should a person’s personal temperature be higher than indicated, or are not feeling well, they are required to stay at home.
- Due to the large quantity of students engaged in the Garment Technology Foundation Principles short course, this short course will be postponed until Saturday, 18 April 2020. Classes will resume after this time and measures will be put in place to ensure that all learning takes place in the required timeframe.
- Due to the smaller nature of the Learn Sewing Basics and Design to Make short courses, these will continue as per normal until such time that we receive further communication from the President or the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology. “No touch infrared thermometers” may be implemented, and all students whose parents have travelled or are travelling internationally will not be able to attend classes. Should a person’s personal temperature be higher than indicated, or are not feeling well, they are required to stay at home.
All students, their friends and family are highly encouraged to implement the following protocols if they have not done so already:
- Fever screening.
- Avoid interpersonal contact.
- Symptoms like coughing, fever and shortness of breath, however mild, must be taken seriously.
- Habitual handwashing and the use of hand sanitizers.
- Sneezing in a tissue/mask and not visiting any public spaces when any suspicion exists.
For more visit www.sacoronavirus.co.za