COVID-19 (Coronavirus) – Latest advice and updates

Latest Update – 15th May 2021

Following recent updates to government guidance, the college is changing its policy on face coverings from Monday 17th of May 2021.

Students may be asked to wear a face covering in rooms where the stated maximum number has been reached or anywhere that a staff member judges that expected social distancing is not achievable. Staff may also ask students to wear a face covering if an activity involves close working between individuals. In some subjects we will follow specific industry guidance still in place.

Students should therefore still bring a face covering to college, however in most lessons students will not be asked to wear them.

Students will not be asked to wear a face covering in either communal areas or corridors.

Staff and visitors will continue to be asked to wear a face covering in communal areas, corridors,  in rooms where the stated maximum number has been reached, and where social distancing can’t be maintained.

If anyone, staff or student, would feel more comfortable continuing to wear a face covering at any time, they are welcome to do so.

All staff and students are reminded that it is imperative to continue twice weekly Lateral Flow Device tests to identify anyone who may have coronavirus without symptoms. Supplies of tests are available for collection from reception areas at all campuses.