The College’S Response To Covid-19

The College is working hard to support our students during this difficult and unsettling time.

Our priority is to help ensure you have a safe and also enjoyable and rewarding time while studying at College.

We are taking into account the latest government guidelines for COVID-19.

Do I need to where a face mask while at College?

From Monday 26 October all students, staff and visitors will be required to wear a face covering when in public spaces at the college (e.g. corridors, refectory, library, toilets etc). Students and staff may also choose to wear a face covering in other areas of the college (e.g. classrooms and office spaces).

The college has consulted with the recognised trade unions (UCU and Unison), who are both supportive of this measure.

Please remember to maintain social distancing from other people at all times. This means that, wherever possible, stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors).

We are introducing the requirement to wear a face covering to minimise the possible risk of transmitting coronavirus and to ensure that the college continues to provide a safe place to study and work.

By wearing a face covering in public spaces, we can all contribute to keeping the college open and ensuring as many students as possible can benefit from face-to-face teaching.

Does the College have safety measures in place?

We have a wide range of measures in place as part of our College Risk Assessment. This includes additional hygiene measures, social distancing markings in communal areas outside of departmental bubbles, staggered breaks and one way systems. We have produced a short guide for students and parents/guardians which explains everything you need to know. If you have any questions or concerns about starting College please contact us at

Letter For Parents About Covid 19 Symptoms

Public Health England have produced a letter for schools to distribute to parents which explains when a person requires a coronavirus test and what the symptoms of coronavirus are and answer some of the questions parents may have around testing.


We also continue to have a wide range of resources available to help support your health and well-being during the summer and into the Autumn. Full details of these resources can be found by clicking the relevant links below.

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