A North Staffordshire college group has announced it will close ‘until further notice’ because of the coronavirus pandemic.
It comes after education secretary Gavin Williamson announced all schools will close on Friday in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.
An NSCG spokesman said: “NSCG takes the health, support, and welfare of students and colleagues very seriously.
“On the indsturction of the Department for Education and UK Government, NSCG will close its campus to the majority of students from 5pm on Friday, March 20, until further notice.
“We understand this unprecedented situation is a worrying time for both students and parents, but ask for your patients and understanding while we develop a more detailed briefing document, which will be shared via email, our website, and social media channels at some point tomorrow.”