Latest CoronaVirus Update- 26 June 2020

We hope that you are all safe and well.

We are delighted that "Denman at Home" has allowed many of you to keep in touch with us and benefit from the variety of courses on offer, just delivered a different way, under the current circumstances. We are also proud to have been able to connect with many of you who have never been to Denman. Most importantly, we are delighted to see the enthusiasm for these courses so far.

As we all come to terms with the detrimental impact of COVID 19 and try to return to normal activities again, the safety of everyone who comes to Denman College still remains our utmost priority. Based on a review of these factors and following advice from our Health and Safety advisers, regrettably we have concluded that we will not be able reopen on 1st July as we had previously hoped. The procedures we would need to put in place due to government guidance, would significantly impact on the delivery of our services at Denman and result in the reduction of the capacity of the college.

In addition, we know from speaking with you that many of you do not wish to visit Denman until life has returned to normal, but this of course means we have exceptionally reduced student numbers, making courses impossible to run. Based on reduced numbers and crucially the complexities around re-opening, Denman will therefore continue to remain closed until further notice. We will continue to monitor and review government guidance and keep you updated. Consequently, the few remaining courses in July and August will unfortunately now also be cancelled. For anyone still booked on these courses we will be contacting you shortly to process a refund.

We are profoundly saddened to take this course of action and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but we hope that ‘Denman at Home’ will make up for this for the short term.

In the meantime we would request your patience and support whilst we review ongoing government guidance. If you have any urgent queries that are not answered by the FAQs on the Denman website, you can continue to contact the NFWI Membership and Engagement team on However, please note that they will not have access to any information about existing bookings or be able to process any requests on behalf of Denman staff.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Please take care and be safe.

Jeryl Stone
Denman Chair

We have updated our FAQ’s regarding the Coronavirus pandemic- the latest update is here: frequently-asked-questions-relating-to-the-coronavirus-pandemic-updated-26th-june-2020/

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