Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Information

Summer Term Update

We are pleased to welcome all of our students back onto campus, following the Easter break. 

Our first priority remains to safeguard the health & well-being of the whole College Community and we will continue to adapt our systems to ensure we are adhering to current guidance. 

We are pleased to be re-opening some of our facilities, including the Hair & Beauty Salons and Gas Assessment Centre and look forward to welcoming prospective learners, parents and carers to our Open Day on 22 June. 

Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us with any queries regarding our response to Covid-19 and all other general enquiries.

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. 

Covid-19 Home Testing Information for Students

Did you know, up to one in three people can spread the COVID-19 virus without knowing, because they have no symptoms? As a College community we need your help in reducing the spread by regularly carrying out an at-home test.

NOTE: If you are displaying Covid symptoms, you should self-isolate immediately, book a PCR test and follow national guidelines.

Collecting your Home Test Kit

Test kits are available to collect from the The Shop in The Lounge at the following times:

Monday: 11am-1pm and 3pm-4pm

Thursday: 11am-1pm and 3pm-4pm

Students attending evening classes can pick a kit up from The Hex at the following times:

Tuesday: 4pm-6pm

Wednesday: 4pm-6pm

Taking the test

Your at-home tests need to be taken twice a week, 3-4 days apart. 

Tests should preferably be taken in the morning before you arrive on campus. However, if you do not have time in the morning, please complete your test in the evening before you’re due to arrive on site. 

Reporting your test results

Find instructions on how to report each test in your instruction booklet. You must report your results at:

Why take part? 

Taking part in at-home testing is voluntary, however we strongly encourage all members of the LMC Community to take part to help reduce the spread of the virus. 

Please contact covidresponse@lmc.ac.uk if you have questions or concerns about at-home testing. 

Thank you for your support!

Covid-19 Home Testing Information for Parents

Did you know, up to one in three people can spread the COVID-19 virus without knowing, because they have no symptoms? As a College community we need your son/daughter’s help in reducing the spread by regularly carrying out an at-home test.

NOTE: This does not replace testing for those with Covid symptoms. Anyone displaying symptoms should self-isolate immediately, book a PCR test and follow national guidelines.

Carrying out the at-home tests

  • Please help make sure these tests are carried out twice a week, 3-5 days apart
  • Tests should be taken in the morning before College if possible and, if not, the evening before.
  • At-home testing should continue twice a week throughout the term, including during College holidays.

Reporting test results

It is really important that results of test are reported online straight away, even if the result is negative or void. Please report test results by following both of these instructions:

  1. Online at the gov.uk website OR call 119 (free) between 7am-11pm, lines open every day.
  2. Click the Covid-19 Home Test Reporting button on the Student Hub OR use the QR code.
  3. Use the link on the Student home page

Testing for parents, households and bubbles 

A reminder that regular rapid testing is now also available for parents, their households and support or childcare bubbles. The government is encouraging all families to participate in twice weekly testing to help stop the spread.

Parents and other adults in the household can access tests by:

  • Ordering tests online  
  • Getting an assisted test at work, if available.
  • Attending a test site to get tested (where you will be able to see how to take the test) or pick up tests to do at home.

Find out more about household testing 

We continue to encourage everyone to take part in regular Covid-19 testing. If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact us at covidresponse@lmc.ac.uk 

Thank you for your support!

Our first priority is to safeguard the health & wellbeing of our learners, apprentices and staff and we will continue to follow government guidance on how best to adapt the College’s functions to suit the ever-changing situation. Despite the current uncertainty our admissions team is now busy processing applications for courses starting in September 2021 and we would encourage prospective learners to apply as soon as possible. We appreciate that these are difficult times and we are here to help and support our whole College community. We look forward to being able to welcome prospective learners, parents & visitors back onto our campus once the current lockdown ends.

Principal, Wes Johnson