Coronavius (COVID-19)

Latest guidance and advice for our Higher Education staff, students and visitors
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what’s the situation?

Following the announcement of a national lockdown in England, Dartington Trust will now hold postgraduate teaching online until at least mid-February on all degree courses at our two faculties, Schumacher College and Dartington Arts School. Please do not travel to Dartington for the start of termOur full statement can be found here and students have been contacted with further information.

We are following advice from UK government and the NHS, and our priority is the health and safety of our community.

Guidance and support

The following resources contain our latest advice and guidelines. We are constantly monitoring the latest government advice and updating these resources as necessary.

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advice for applicants

We have developed a flexible model for our 20/21 academic year which will allow all courses to go ahead regardless of Covid-19 alert status. With a unique mix of online and remote learning, and a reopening of the campus and on-site accommodation, new applicants may rest assured that we have a clear plan to deliver fully immersive programmes, while still respecting everyone’s safety and health with respect to COVID-19. Further detail is available via the below links.

Applicant Information: Schumacher College >

Applicant Information: Dartington Arts School >

advice for visitors

Non-student visitors are not allowed in our buildings (other than those already open to the public). If family are traveling to Dartington with students, we request that they drop off their students in the car park.

We encourage all visitors to the campus to download and use the NHS Track and Trace app, and to use the app to ‘check in’ when visiting by scanning the QR code at check in points.

This means that NHS Test and Trace can contact you if, for instance, there is an outbreak linked to our premises, and provide you with appropriate public health advice.

On the Dartington estate, you can check in at the following locations:

  • The White Hart
  • The Green Table
  • Refectory (student dining area)
  • Elmhirst Library
  • Courtyard Library
  • EDT Studio
  • …plus other venues where public-facing events are taking place

NHS resources

Contact us

We recommend you use the Covid Response Form if you are experiencing symptoms or wish to inform us about your Covid test results.

For all other enquiries, please contact us at

In emergencies (including out of hours), please contact 07866 411244, or our Guest Services team are available 24/7 via 07817 350076 / 07482 860878.

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