We are using this space to update you with the latest information and decisions made by the Head of Centre and Senior Leadership Team.
Wednesday 27th April 2022
As we start the summer term we wanted to provide you with the latest information on our management of COVID-19 (C19) in college. The free and routine C19 tests ended on Friday 1st April and schools are no longer required to record registers of cases or test results for staff or learners.
From the DFE, “Following expert advice, we now know that Covid presents a low risk of serious illness to most children and young people, and most of those who are fully vaccinated. Due to high immunity in society, a greater understanding of the virus and improved access to treatments, we can now focus on how we live with COVID-19. This means we don’t expect pupils or staff in education settings to routinely test themselves for COVID-19”.
However, if you have any symptoms of C19, have a temperature or do not feel well enough to attend college you should follow the NHS advice which is to try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
Anyone with a positive COVID-19 test result is advised to try to stay at home and avoid contact with others for five days, which is when they are most infectious.
Our college will continue to help manage the spread of infection. We will encourage eligible learners to take up the national vaccination programme, keep occupied spaces well ventilated and will maintain our good hygiene practices such as hand washing and cleaning.
For further information please refer to this document.