Updated: May 27th, 2022
1. What is Covid-19 and what are the symptoms?
The Covid-19 coronavirus is a new virus that has not been seen in humans before. Most people who have Covid-19 exhibit at least one of the following symptoms:
The list of symptoms has been updated to include:
The symptoms are very similar to symptoms of other illnesses such as colds and flu.
2. Is the College open to students as usual?
All of our campuses are open as usual to students in line with the latest government guidance.
The wearing of face coverings on campus is still encouraged but remains a personal choice. We will continue to provide hand sanitiser stations, regular cleaning and ventilation to help keep our college community safe.
We will continue with a Covid-19 risk assessment, which is regularly reviewed in line with government and public health guidance. We have a Covid-19 intervention plan should any outbreaks or incidents arise.
3. How do I protect myself and help stop the transmission of the virus?
The key things to remember are:
4. What should I do if I have Covid-19 symptoms?
Please try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people if you:
If you've tested positive for Covid-19 and you are over 18 you should:
5. What do students for this academic year 2021/22 need to know?
The wearing of face coverings by students, staff and visitors is still encouraged but remains a personal choice.
We will continue to provide hand sanitiser stations, regular cleaning and ventilation to help keep our college community safe. Our Covid-19 Student Charter also outlines our expectations of students whilst on campus to help to minimise transmission of the virus.
6. What are the main elements of the Covid-19 Student Charter?
7. What happens if I have a confirmed positive Covid-19 test?
You should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days after the day you took the test. For details, please read the NHS guidance.
If you are aged 18 or under and you test positive, you should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for three days. This starts from the day after you did the test.
Young people tend to be infectious to others for less time than adults. If you are well and do not have a temperature after three days, there’s a much lower risk that you will pass on Covid-19 to others.
All students and their households should report any positive test results by calling 119 or through this online form. Students should also inform the College.
8. Where can I get more help?
9. I have a safeguarding concern - what should I do?
If you have a safeguarding concern, please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
10. Where can I get more mental health information and support?
If you are struggling with your mental health, please contact staff or email email@example.com.
11. I am having problems accessing financial support - what should I do?
If you are eligible for financial support from the College and have any questions or concerns about accessing that, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.