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Coronavirus Update

Social distancing in college

Following the Prime Ministers Briefing on Tuesday 14 June the college has taken a decision to ask all students and staff and any visitors to the college to wear face coverings.

As a college we want to do all we can to play our part to keep our city safe.  The rise in cases, linked to the Delta variant of the virus which spreads more easily, means we all have a continued role to play to keep our families, friends and communities safe.

The government has also issued new advice on travel and socialising, including minimising travel into and out of the area and not taking unnecessary journeys.  We are only asking students to come into college if they have a lesson or a prearranged appointment.

We have also reminded our students of the following:
• Always wear a face covering in college – face coverings should always be worn (as recommended by the government), unless you are exempt
• Wash/sanitise your hands often
• Maintain social distancing ar all times in co
• When you leave college, please don’t hang out in groups and remember to social distance at all times.

Covid-19 Lateral Flow Testing – at home

We are continuing to offer Covid-19 home testing kits and encourage you to continue testing. You can now collect testing kits from student services at each of the colleges between 12:30-1:30pm Monday – Friday.

You can collect the kits from the reception at James Watt College, and from the right -hand side reception by reception at Matthew Boulton College and the upper LRC at Sutton Coldfield College.

Please do also collect kits for your family as well – we want to ensure that all our families and friends are protected.

Getting into the habit of regular testing as part of our everyday lives will help us all to play our part and do what we can to protect each other.

You can report positive, negative or void results using the college booking app here and via the Government Covid-19 rapid lateral flow test result portal –  gov.uk online

If you are taking part in home testing please read our privacy statement here.

Click here for a further overview on the safety measures in place in college and how to access travel and food allowance apps.

Frequently asked questions

We have also put together some FAQs to help give guidance and support,  please click here to read them.

Learning Online

For further tips and guidance on learning remotely, click here for more.

NHS Covid Safe

NHS app

 

The NHS COVID-19 app, is available to download for free in England and Wales.

The app has a number of tools including – contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in.  Click here to read a quick and easy guide on how the app works

 

NHS COVID-19 app