Campus re-opens for classes
Monday 27 July heralded the start of semester 2 and, with COVID-19 government restrictions in SA having lifted sufficiently to enable on-campus life to resume, ALC has this week welcomed back students to the campus for the first time since 20 March. After four months of online learning and gathering for virtual chapel services, staff and students were pleased to see each other and assemble together for worship once again. The opening service, led by Bishop John Henderson, was held in Hamann Hall (previously the Refectory) with strict social distancing measures in place.
While restrictions have eased, the College is alert to the fact that it is operating in an unstable environment and that things could well change again with little notice. Consequently, in line with University of Divinity policy, ALC will continue throughout this semester to offer flexible delivery of classes to students who would normally attend classes on campus. This will include both on-campus and online options.
And while life on campus has now—out of necessity—taken on a somewhat sterile composition thanks to the pandemic (with copious amounts of hand sanitiser and cleaning products placed around the campus), all of these measures, which include social distancing and practice of good hygiene, have been put in place to safeguard the health and well-being of the ALC community.