COVID-19

Last updated: 20 January 2022

Face coverings are no longer required in classrooms but they are still required in communal areas until Thursday 27th January. After this date, face coverings will no longer be required in communal areas at our sites. However, this will be reviewed if there are local outbreaks. The government suggests that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces where you may come into contact with other people you do not normally meet.

If you are exempt from wearing a mask you may wish to download an optional exemption card.

The recommendation to wear face coverings in classrooms and other teaching areas such as workshops will be introduced for a limited time and, as with all measures, this measure will be kept under review.

Teaching and face-to-face classes will continue as normal. We will manage any outbreak of COVID cases at our centres in the normal way. If you’re a current student you can find out more on the COVID intranet page. ​​​​​​

Safe return in the New Year 2022

To ensure a safe return back to college in the new year, we are following the recently released Government guidance on lateral flow testing before returning to college in January.

All our students and staff will be provided with lateral flow tests before the end of term, and asked to take a test the night before or the morning of their first day back to college, and then test again 3-4 days later.

Each time you test, whether it’s positive or negative, report the result on the Government reporting portal here.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must contact your safeguarding team on 020 7832 5384 to let them know.

Our pledge to you

We want to reduce any further disruption to your education whilst ensuring that you and our staff remain safe. Every adult has now been offered a vaccine, and a booster vaccine programme is underway.

There is face-to-face teaching for all 16–19-year-olds for the 2021/22 academic year and adult courses continue with their normal mode of teaching.

Please rest assured that we are following guidance from Public Health England. We monitor our sites closely and if necessary, we’ll reintroduce measures to limit transmission. We will ensure this is for the shortest amount of time and affecting as few people as possible.

Managing and reporting symptoms

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must contact your safeguarding team on 020 7832 5384 to let them know.

The current guidance on contact tracing and isolation remains in place. In addition to these, any suspected or confirmed close contacts of the Omicron variant will be asked to isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status or age. You will be contacted directly and told to isolate by track and trace.

Lateral flow testing (LFT)

We encourage all staff and students to take a lateral flow test twice a week and record the result every time, whether it’s positive or negative. Test kits are available at all of our centres.

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

  • When you cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands)
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately
  • Continue to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser.​​​​​​

Groups and bubbles

Students are not required to stay in consistent groups or ‘bubbles’, however please be sensible when mixing in large groups and stay outdoors where possible.

Exams and results information

For students who are receiving results this year, we have set up a special Exams and Results Information page.

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