During the period of the 2nd National Lockdown adult students aged 19+, that are classified as clinically extremely vulnerable, are advised not to attend education whilst the national restrictions are in place. These students will have received a letter confirming that they are still clinically extremely vulnerable.
We have made arrangements for students in this category to continue their education at home.
To adhere to current guidance if you, or someone that lives with you, displays symptoms of Covid-19 we politely ask you not to attend the College.
If you are visiting the College we ask that you wear a face covering, wash your hands regularly and use the hand sanitiser provided at stations throughout the College.
Face coverings must be worn (except by those who are exempt for medical reasons) by staff, visitors and students when entering College buildings and in all shared indoor spaces.
This means in classrooms, communal spaces, corridors, offices, meeting rooms, research laboratories and workshops and the library, with the following exceptions:
• When alone in single occupancy offices
• When eating or drinking
• When working in settings with protective screens in place all around you, such as the reception area
• When using the gym
Teachers, and other classroom staff, can wear face shields to assist communication with students. This also applies to any member of staff who communicates with someone who uses lip reading to understand others.
Those who are exempt from wearing a face covering due to a health condition, are asked to wear a face shield instead. Students that are exempt can request a face shield from reception.
Even when using a face covering, you must adhere to social distancing rules at all times.
The Government has also released a Letter to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child. Please read this for more information relating directly to booking a test.
As a business, we have conducted a company-wide risk assessment to ensure we cover and manage all risks associated with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The risk assessment and any control measures associated with it, will be reviewed and updated on a regular basis.
The Department for Education also has translations of guidance for parents and carers on early years providers, schools and colleges in the Autumn term.
The guidance is now available in the following languages: