We are a COVID-secure College

We have been working hard over the summer to ensure the college is a safe and secure place to study and stay, according to government COVID-19 recommendations. 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:

  1. A detailed risk assessment has been carried out of the colleges site and delivery which is reviewed frequently.

  2. The college has cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with guidance.

  3. We have taken all reasonable steps to help people work safely from a covid-19 secure workplace or work from home.

  4. We have taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2m distance in the workplace.

  5. 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 staff, students and visitors are required to wear a mask in all communal areas
  • 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
  • Lunch is delivered to classrooms to avoid queuing in the dining room and to better-manage social distancing
  • 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