We are a COVID-secure College

Updated 5th January 2022

We are a COVID-secure college and we have maintained some COVID-19 health and safety measures to ensure the college is a safe and secure place to study and stay. We aim to always ensure the college is a welcoming place but we realise that visitors will require reassurance that it is also a safe place. We can say this with confidence because we have undertaken the below actions:

  • All students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks in all communal areas, including classrooms except for eating and drinking, unless exempt.  This rule is due to be reviewed by the government on 26th January 2022. 

        It is not necessary to wear masks when outside in our 6 acres of grounds.

  • Students should take a lateral flow test before coming into the college on the first day of their course (each week if they are on a longer course).
  • A detailed risk assessment has been carried out of the college's site and delivery which is reviewed    frequently.
  • The college has cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance.
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work safely from a covid-19 secure workplace or work from home.
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace.
  • Where people cannot keep 2m apart the college has ensured at least 1m distance and taken all the mitigating actions possible to manage transmission risk.

Regular cleaning to enhanced standards is undertaken throughout the college along with other measures to ensure the health and safety of all, including:

  • All visitors are required to book their visit to the college in advance so that we know who is visiting and when
  • The college has adopted a one-way system to help manage social distancing
  • Classrooms accommodate the recommended amount of people ensuring 1 to 2 metres social distancing is comfortably in place and does not detrimentally affect learning
  • Intensive air purifying measures are activated in classrooms at the end of each day
  • Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the 6 acres of landscaped grounds, where practical, to enhance social distancing measures
  • All bedrooms are regularly cleaned to enhanced standards
  • Health and safety signage is placed throughout the college
  • Hand sanitiser is readily available for all
  • Students and staff are required to adhere to recommended behaviours to ensure the college remains a comfortable, harmonious and enjoyable place to study