04/ 27. UPDATE COVID-19
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04/ 27. UPDATE COVID-19

Barcelona, 28th April 2020

IED Barcelona will follow the original academic calendar finishing its Undergraduate Degree in Design course in June 

On Friday 22nd April, Order EFP/365/2020 was published in Spain’s Official State Gazette, which lays out the framework and guidelines for action for the completion of the academic year.

The aforementioned Order sets out the safeguarding of the health of students in all educational centres as a general principle that will govern the situation with relation to the end of this term and the beginning of the next one. In this sense and, moreover, on this occasion, we can specify some aspects on which decisions have already been taken that affect us as a school. However, we want to emphasise that it is and will be the responsibility of the Ministry of Health, according to the evolution of the virus, to have the last word in deciding whether it is possible, due to health reasons, to execute the decisions taken by the Ministry in the published Order.

The aforementioned Order also marks the preparation of the 20/21 academic year and its commencement in an in-person format as a priority, based on the favourable evolution of the pandemic.

The Ministry of Education has set up a Committee of Experts so that, in the case that this evolution is not favourable, the experience acquired from the virtualisation of teaching by educational centres can be used to begin the 20/21 academic year in virtual format.

The decisions taken in the Order are as follows here.

Barcelona, 27th April 2020

After the extension of the state of emergency until May 10th, IED keeps virtually

Last Saturday,  25th April, the Spanish Congress published an extension of the state of emergency until 10th May, noted by the Royal Decree 463/2020 on 14th March. IED will operate academically in virtual format until the education authorities inform us of any changes.

Barcelona, 14 th April 2020

IED continues to operate academically in virtual format after the extension of the state of emergency

With relation to the extension of the state of emergency until 26th April, agreed by the Spanish Congress on 9th April, IED will continue to operate academically in virtual format until the education authorities inform us of any changes.

We are obliged to wait to receive further information by official means from the Department of Education about the next steps to be taken.

Barcelona, 27 th March 2020

IED continues to operate academically in virtual format until the education authorities inform us of any changes

With relation to the extension of the state of emergency until 11 th April, agreed by the Spanish Congress on 25 th March, we inform you that IED will continue to operate academically in virtual format until the education authorities, with whom we are in permanent contact, inform us of any changes.

We know that you remain attentive to the media, who suggest that the education authorities may be considering a return to the classroom within 15 days. We are obliged to wait to receive further information by official means from the Department of Education about the next steps to be taken, given that it is our duty to ensure the health and well-being of the IED community.

Our regular communication channels remain open to you, and we appreciate the effort and flexibility of all of you in adapting to these new scenarios at this time.

Barcelona, 13 th March 2020

IED Barcelona will remain closed and students, teachers and staff shall continue their normal activities working from home

All facilities of IED Barcelona will remain closed from today on account of the Instruction 1/2020 on the preventative, protective and organisational measures to be applied in the centres and services of Catalan Education Service in view of Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.  

Despite the suspension of the in – person activities, students shall begin their classes remotely and staff members shall continue their normal activities working from home. We will keep communication channels open to attend to families, students and teachers as required.

IED Barcelona is in permanent contact with the educational authorities of the Generalitat, as well as the health authorities, in order to be able share any updates with you.

Barcelona, 13 th March 2020

IED Barcelona students start their virtual learning today

The academic life of IED Barcelona continues online, after the suspension of in-person lectures instructed by the Government of Catalunya to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Despite the situation, which will last until March 27th or until further notice, the students of IED Barcelona will go on with their lectures through two online campuses: one for students of Undergraduate Degrees, BAs (Hons), IED Diplomas, and Global Design, and another one for students of Master, Postgraduate, and CSP courses.

The learning process will take place through both online classes, together with the teacher and the class group, and individually developed tasks assigned by the teacher.

In order to guarantee a transparent and direct communication, students and their families can contact us by phone +34 93 238 58 89 or by e-mail (info@bcn.ied.es).

We remind you that the Government of Catalunya, which has issued a press release, has set up a free telephone number, 061, for those people who think they may be affected.  

Follow the latest communications of IED Spain here.

Barcelona, 12 th March 2020

IED Barcelona suspends in-person classes from tomorrow and keeps the academic life active through online classes

IED Barcelona suspends the in- person classes and activities from tomorrow, Friday 13th March, and until at least Friday 27th March (both included) until further notice, according to the instructions issued by the Government of Catalunya  to prevent the spread of COVID – 19.

Over the coming days, we will keep IED’s academic life active through virtual classes. We will share further details on the functioning of these services to our students in the next few hours.

IED Barcelona will continue to ensure the well-being of the community and we are in permanent contact with the educational authorities of the Government of Catalonia, as well as the health authorities, in order to be able to share any updates.

In order to offer a transparent communication, our students and their families can contact IED Barcelona via telephone at +34 93 238 58 89 and also through the usual email addresses of the coordinators of each school. 

We remind you that the Government of Catalonia has issued a press release and has set up a free telephone number, 061, for those who may be affected.

Follow all updates on the IED Spain website.

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