We are going to continue with our Covid precautions through the summer and enrolment period to the beginning of the new academic year. This will allow us to gain assurances that our college community are testing twice-weekly on return to college which will be key to controlling the virus.
As a reminder:
As a college community we have all worked hard to manage the Covid risk throughout the pandemic and we ask that we all continue to proceed with caution and work together to keep one another safe.
We have created a traffic light system to show what controls we have in place details can be found here.
Further details will be released through regular communications throughout the summer to keep everyone briefed on our preparations for September.
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.
The importance of testing and reporting in schools and colleges
Testing continues to play a crucial role, in and out of classrooms, in our fight against COVID-19.
Reporting test results can be done simply and quickly, from mobiles, online or by phone, and should be completed straightaway. Reporting not only supports contact tracing in the event of a positive case but also assists our understanding of community rates of infection.
To help in communicating the importance of testing and reporting, the Department for Education have produced a blog on why reporting your test result is as important as taking a test, featuring further guidance and common questions. This also includes details on financial support available to parents whose children are asked to self-isolate after contact with a positive case.
Did you know, up to one in three people can spread the COVID-19 virus without knowing, because they have no symptoms? We expect all of our staff and students to take twice-weekly LFTs to help keep the whole College community safe.
Full-time students will be able to collect their test kits from their programme areas - your tutor will tell you where and when you can pick them up.
Students attending evening classes can pick a kit up from The Hex at the following times:
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.
Find instructions on how to report each test in your instruction booklet. You must report your results at:
Please contact email@example.com if you have questions or concerns about at-home testing.
Thank you for your support!
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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