The College will be staggering the re-opening of campuses to students from March 9th, 2021, onwards. Priority for face-to-face on-campus teaching has been given to students who must finish practical elements in order to complete their course.
The College has emailed the first group of priority students today, March 5th, 2021, to confirm what they need to do before being able to return to on-campus classes from March 9th, 2021 onwards.
Students should only turn up on campus next week if they have received an email sent today, March 5th, 2021, inviting them to do so. The email has guidance on how to book a Covid-19 lateral flow test and details on the college sites where testing is available.
If you are unsure about whether you should be in college next week, please contact your tutors.
This phased approach will ensure that we can re-open safely with all the necessary Covid-19 measures in place, manage the numbers of students on site and help keep everyone safe.
The first group of priority students, who have been invited back onto campus, will be able to return to the College from the following dates:
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021 - City Campus
Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 - Olive Grove Campus
Thursday, March 11th, 2021 - Hillsborough Campus
Monday, March 15th, 2021 - Eyre Street, Fir Vale and Peaks Campuses
Students who have been invited by email today to return to the College from next week onwards will be encouraged to take a Covid-19 lateral flow test at one of our on-campus testing centres from Monday, March 8th, 2021
Students will need to take three tests at the College before they are supplied with home testing kits. The date of the first test will be the day before students are due to come back onto campus. To find out more, please watch this video that shows how the College testing centres work.
As was the case before the national lockdown, we will continue to take a blended approach to learning with a mixture of face-to-face and online learning.
Every step is being taken to ensure that the College remains a safe place to work and learn. We are continuing to implement a wide range of social distancing measures, following a continued thorough risk assessment.
In line with government guidance, face coverings will need to be worn in learning spaces (except for people who are exempt from wearing them).
If you are struggling with your mental health, please contact staff or email@example.com. For more information on the measures in place to keep our college community safe, please visit ourFAQs.