Ballyfermot College of Further Education BCFE

Information on Covid-19

BCFE will update this page as new information becomes available:

BCFE will text important notices to all students.

24th March, 2020 – Statement from the Department of Education and Skills:

All schools, pre-schools and further and higher education settings will remain closed to students until 19 April 2020.

The decision has been taken following advice from the NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) as part of efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.

All young people and children are urged to practice social distancing, and to minimise physical contact to keep themselves and others healthy and to limit the spread of infection. This should include minimising social contact, avoiding meeting up and keeping physical space of two metres between each other.

In line with the above announcement all BCFE buildings will be closed from 6pm on Thursday 12 March until 8am on Monday 19th April.

Remote teaching and Learning:

  • Each student should  review their current progress and assignment work. It is advisable to keep your teachers up to date on your assignment progress.
  • Teaching staff will support the continuity of teaching and learning in so far as possible through email and other remote systems.
  • Teaching staff will contact each class by email with further details and updates as information comes to hand.
  • All college management and administration will be carried out remotely
  • Please do not call or leave messages on the college phone line as this will not be accessed until the college reopens.
  • If your contact information changes please email updated details to
  • For general enquiries you can email

Useful Links:

HSE website main information page:

Poster – how to wash your hands:

Common questions around Covid-19: FAQ’s on Coronavirus

Video on correct handwashing method:

Covid 19 Updated Information