Following the recent government updates, we would like to reassure you that LMC is taking all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our whole College community. We ask that all of our staff, visitors and students take into consideration the wellbeing of their peers and colleagues during this period of transition.
From Monday, 4th April, new measures (outlined below) will be in place across campus and our community provision.
We are aware that some of our staff and learners are clinically vulnerable and may feel particularly anxious about these changes; remember, you can always call into The Hex and speak with the support teams, or your tutors, if you feel worried about any of the latest guidance. We are here to help.
We have introduced a 'traffic light' system, informing the College community of the measures required to keep everyone safe. The traffic light system will be updated in accordance with government guidance, please adhere to this whilst on our campus. Our current status is GREEN. Read the safety measures in place on campus:
Testing: We encourage staff & students to continue to test regularly in the following circumstances:
Collecting LFTs from College:
If you develop symptoms whilst on campus, you can collect a test kit from The Hex. We now only have a limited supply available, so are no longer able to distribute these for regular testing.
Reporting test results:
Whatever the outcome of your test, you must report to both:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns about at-home testing.
Reporting not only supports contact tracing in the event of a positive case but also assists our understanding of community rates of infection.
If you need your password resetting whilst working from home due to self-isolation, you can email Computer Services with your name, date of birth and student number and they'll reset it for you.
If you find that your financial circumstances change during the 2021-22 academic year, please contact the Student Money Team. You can apply for financial support at any time during the year and you may qualify for help with travel costs, lunches and additional course costs such as trips and uniform.
If you're aged 16-18 and receive free lunches, College will make lunch payments into your bank account for the first 5 days that you have to self-isolate, if you test positive for Covid. Let the Student Money Team know your bank details if you've not already provided them.
Our Safeguarding & Pastoral and Learning Support staff are on hand to ensure learners feel safe during these uncertain times. Please be assured that our priority is to safeguard the health & well-being of the whole College community and we will continue to follow government guidance to adapt our procedures to the ever-changing response to Covid-19.
To enable the Covid-19 testing to be completed at Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC), the College needs to process personal data, including the sharing of personal data where this is allowed under data protection legislation. Read LMC's entire COVID-19 Testing at Home of Learners in College Privacy Statement.