Information you need
To keep our community safe:
- All students and staff should take a lateral flow test before they come into College. If you do not have tests at home, we advise that you collect a test kit from reception, take a test and wait for the result before you proceed to busy areas of the College. If the result is positive, you must go home.
- Students should continue to test twice weekly at home.
- Report your absence if you are not going to be in College as scheduled for any of your lessons.
- Follow the Government guidance on symptoms, testing and self-isolation. You can read this at www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND. Therefore, we will no longer be able to provide test kits.
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.
Our dedicated Catch-Up Coordinators are also available for one-to-one support if you feel you are behind with your studies.
COVID-19 information in different languages
Public Health England has produced information leaflets about COVID-19 in a range of different languages:
This information is available in Arabic, Bengali, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.
GOV.UK has helpful guidance on how to take and report lateral flow tests at home translated in Polish, Chinese, Punjabi, Romanian, Arabic, Gujarati, Persian, Urdu, Slovakian, Turkish, Welsh, Somalian, Bengali, Hindi, Dari and Pashto.
GOV.UK also has information on antibody test kits available in different languages.
Doctors of the world have also translated information on vaccines, how to register with a GP and COVID-19 topics which you may find useful.