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Keeping everyone safe

on February 23, 2021

From March 8, full-time students will be returning to on campus learning, here is an overview on how we’re keeping our campuses Covid-secure. Please be aware that we will be contacting all students with any additional relevant information via email in due course. 

We are maintaining the Covid-secure measures we have had in place prior to the festive break and ensuring that classrooms are set up in line with the latest government guidance. We have highlighted the key measures below.

Social bubbles
Students will continue to be taught in their bubbles and won’t mix with other class bubbles.

Social distancing
Across our campuses, students will be expected to adhere to the usual social distancing where possible.

Face coverings
Students will be required to wear a face covering whilst at College, with the exception of those who are exempt. Students will need to keep their mask on in communal areas as well as classrooms where social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Workshops and classrooms
All rooms and workshops will be cleaned regularly. We’ve enhanced cleaning regimes paying attention to touch points, which will be cleaned and sanitised regularly.

Symptoms and self-isolation
If you are self-isolating or if you have COVID-19 symptoms, then you should not attend college. Support will be put in place to ensure that students who are required to isolate can still access their studies from home.

Lateral Flow Testing
An additional measure stated in the latest guidance is twice-weekly testing of teachers and students. In line with the guidance, the College will provide an initial testing program that enables students to access three Lateral Flow Tests upon their return to campus. 

Students will then be provided with two test kits to use each week at home. Further information will be provided to all students.

If you have any further questions regarding these measures please contact tutors in the first instance or contact us on 01582 569 569.

Beth PearsonKeeping everyone safe