Coronavirus safety information and FAQs
You can find the latest government advice on gov.uk/coronavirus. Remember to respect social distancing and wash your hands.
Please watch the video below for a step-by-step guide on COVID self testing.
Safety tips and guidelines
Please do not visit us if:
- you have any symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste)
- you’re waiting for a coronavirus test result
- you’ve tested positive for coronavirus
Frequently asked questions
Do I need to wear a mask if I’m at college?
We encourage the wearing of face coverings in busy and communal areas (though in line with government guidance, this is optional rather than mandatory), and we encourage and expect students and staff to be considerate of others.
What steps have you taken to make your Centres COVID-safe?
We continue to follow all government guidelines as we ensure the College is a COVID-secure, safe and welcoming environment. We encourage the wearing of face coverings in busy and communal areas (though in line with government guidance, this is optional rather than mandatory), and we encourage and expect students and staff to be considerate of others. Staff will continue to be offered lateral flow tests for use at home, and there are supervised on-site testing facilities at each of our four centres for students who wish to test whilst at College, with test kits also available for them to use at home
Hand sanitiser stations have been set-up in all centres and sanitising wipes are available to wipe down any shared equipment (desks, computers, tools etc).
Staff and students can make contactless payments in the Food Halls. We are ensuring a booking system is in place for all events and are working hard to ensure that events are managed in a COVID-secure environment.
What support is available in college or learning from home?
Whether you are learning from home or in the classroom, we will be able to support you on your course.
This is carried out through virtual classrooms using Microsoft Teams.
Our Student Services team are available to talk to you either in person, online via live chat, over the phone or by email with any financial questions you may have.
Teams such as our Safeguarding and Additional Learning Support will also be able to support you both in person and digitally.
How can I travel to college safely?
You can travel to college using public transport services such as train and/or bus. You should follow safety guidelines, including wearing a mask, when doing so.
If you are able to walk or cycle to our centres, we encourage you to do so.