The College's priority is to support the well-being of our staff and students in the context of current uncertainty in relation to COVID-19. Consequently, we are following the government advice as to the best way to keep everyone safe and to support our students.
We will continue to keep you up to date with the latest information, advice and guidance relating to COVID-19.
As a reminder the three main COVID symptoms are:
- a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
- a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal
If you have any of these symptoms you should isolate and book a confirmatory PCR test. If the result is positive, you should isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. If the result is negative, please advise your tutor and then you can return to College.
Whilst home testing is not required over the summer, it is expected that this should resume from the start of term until the end of September when the government will review whether or not to extend this programme of testing. If your lateral flow home test has a positive reading, you should not come to College until you have conducted a confirmatory PCR test and received a negative result. Please inform us if a home test has a positive result and we can advise further.
We will share more details about the autumn term onsite testing that we are required to complete. Please look out for emails which will let you know when to come to College for your tests.
Teacher Assessed Grades Summer 2021
Protocols and Risk Assessment
How to safely put on and take off a face mask
What to do if you need to isolate
Our College Community
Our students helped to produce a video outlining the measures they are taking to keep themselves and others safe. You can watch this below.
We have produced a brief video aimed at ensuring that each student and member of staff knows how important they are too the College and our sense of community. Even though we are planning for a return, it remains possible that members of the College community may have to isolate if they or a member of their family develops symptoms or are identified as a proximity contact.
(Please note that, wherever possible we have used footage of College staff and students, however, some of the infill images are provided by PiXL).
Young people - support for your mental health during COVID-19 pandemic
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak