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Coronavirus Update

We are looking forward to welcoming students back next week – w/c 08 March.

The Prime Minister announced on Monday 22nd February that schools and colleges will re-open from 08th March.  

However, before we can fully re-open we are asking all students to have a Covid-19 test in college, which means we will be staggering the return to college.

The college is expected to organise three covid tests for students in college.

Once the three tests have been taken in college all students will be given home testing kits for twice weekly checks at home. We will retain a small testing centre on site for those students who need support to do their tests.

The tests are voluntary, but we are strongly encouraging everyone (staff and students) to take the tests. 

With over 5,000 students to test we have taken the decision to stagger the return to college over the week commencing the 08th March – this is the most efficient way that we can test in such a large volume.   Tutors will have been in direct contact with students to confirm when they can take the testy and return to college.

Anyone who has had a positive PCR test in the last 90 days does not have to take the test.

Click here for a further overview on mass testing 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


Introducing the NHS COVID-19 app


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, our college buildings are closed to students and apprentices until further notice. All learning is online. Applications can still be made online.
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