Information you need

From 17 May, students will no longer be required to wear face coverings in communal areas i.e. corridors, receptions, food halls and classrooms. Within College salons, sports facilities or restaurants, students must continue to comply with relevant sector guidance. Staff are required to wear face coverings.

We recommend that all staff and students make lateral flow (rapid) testing a part of their regular routine, to identify people who are positive but do not have symptoms and help keep everyone safe. You can find more information about the #GetTested4Bristol campaign here.

Please be reminded that all other Covid safety guidelines remain in place and must be adhered to.

Covid Rapid Testing

COVID-19 testing

In line with government regulations we are providing home testing COVID-19 kits for all students and staff. You can collect your testing kit from the following locations anytime between 8:30am – 5pm.

  • Ashley Down – main reception area next to the Study Centre
  • Parkway and Advanced Engineering Centre – main Reception area by the Common Room at Parkway
  • College Green – main Reception area between the stairs and lifts
  • South Bristol Skills Academy –  1st floor breakout area by the Food Hall

Students accessing evening provision after 5pm will need to arrive prior the times below to collect a testing kit from Reception.

  • Ashley Down – before 6pm
  • College Green – before 7pm
  • South Bristol Skills Academy / Parkway – before 5pm

You may wish to download and read our coronavirus policy (PDF) and remote education offer (PDF).

Virtual learning and wellbeing support

We understand that this is a difficult time for many of you. There is a range of academic and wellbeing support available which you may find helpful, including information on funding support.

You can find a list of useful virtual learning tools on our students page. We have created a guide on using Microsoft Teams to access online classes.

Our dedicated Catch-Up Coordinators are also available for one-to-one support if you feel you are behind with your studies.

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Please follow safety guidelines

As part of Step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, current COVID-19 Safety Measures will begin to ease from the 17th May.

Students will no longer be required to wear face coverings in communal areas i.e. corridors, receptions, refectories and classrooms. For commercial training environments within the college, such as hairdressing, barbering and beauty salons, sports and fitness facilities or restaurants, they must continue to comply with relevant sector guidance in working safely during COVID-19 and the current restriction guidance.

Staff will no longer be required to wear face coverings in classrooms (but can continue to do so if preferred). Staff and visitors are recommended to wear face coverings outside of classrooms where social distancing cannot be achieved (i.e. when moving around in corridors and communal areas).

Please be reminded that all other Covid safety guidelines remain in place and must be adhered to.

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COVID-19 information in different languages

Public Health England has produced information leaflets about COVID-19 in a range of different languages:

Guidance for households with possible COVID-19 infection

This information is available in Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

Information on how to stop the spread of Covid-19 is available in Arabic, Bulgarian, English, Polish and Romanian

Coronavirus translated information

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