LMC's Covid Status is now AMBER. All staff, students & visitors are required to wear face masks in indoor spaces and to take regular LFTs. 

Covid-19 Information

COVID-19

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Our first priority, as always, is to safeguard the health & wellbeing of our learners, apprentices, and staff. We will continue to follow government guidance on how best to adapt the College’s functions to suit the ever-changing response to Covid-19, both nationally and locally.

2 January 2022 update: In line with the new, temporary measures announced by the government on 2 January 2022, face coverings MUST be worn in indoor, communal areas including classrooms, by staff, students and visitors, unless they are exempt. Anyone using the College's free bus service must wear a mask throughout their journey.  These new measures will remain in place until 26 January, when all guidance will be revisited. We also expect our whole College community to continue to take regular lateral flow tests and to report their results via the goverment website

NOTE: If you are displaying Covid symptoms, you should; self-isolate immediately; book a PCR test; inform the College Absence Hotline; and follow national guidelines.

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 AMBER. Read the safety measures in place on campus:

Our current Covid status is AMBER

Safety measures in place on campus

  • Face coverings MUST be worn in communal, indoor areas, including classrooms, The Hex, corridors, stair and when using the College buses. 
  • Try to maintain social distancing.
  • Do not attend college if you have any Covid-19 symptoms or if you have been advised to self-isolate.
  • Continue to test twice-weekly using a lateral flow home (LFT) test kit and do not attend College if you have a positive result.
  • Visitors attending site are required to register at reception and are asked to test prior to attending site.
  • Continue to use the hand sanitising stations at building entry points and practice good hand hygiene regularly throughout the day.

Home testing information

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, apprentices and students to take twice-weekly Lateral Flow Tests to help keep the whole College community safe. Reporting test results can be done simply and quickly; from mobiles, online or by telephone, and should be completed straightaway.

Collecting LFTs from College:

Full Time students should collect their test kits from their programme areas or tutors. Part Time students attending evening classes can pick a kit up from The Hex at the following times:
Tuesday & 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 arriving on campus, however, tests can be in the evening before students are due to arrive on site. 

Reporting test results:

Whatever the outcome of your test, you must report to both:

If negative, you must continue to reduce transmission by social distancing, washing hands regularly, wearing your facemask in communal College spaces. If positive, you should self-isolate immediately for 10-days and order a confirmatory PCR test. 

Please contact covidresponse@lmc.ac.uk 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. Read the Department for Education's blog on why reporting your test result is as important as taking a test, featuring further guidance and common questions, including details on financial support available to parents whose children are asked to self-isolate after contact with a positive case.

Working remotely: Student information

If you need your password resetting whilst working form 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 any days that you have to self-isolate, or learn remotely, during national lockdown periods. 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. 

Read Lancaster & Morecambe College's entire Remote Education Offer.

Covid-19 Home Testing Privacy statement

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.