Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Response to Tier 5 Lockdown: what we are doing to keep everyone safe

  • We are reducing numbers of staff and students in the building by moving much of our learning online
  • We are prioritising an identified small group who will continue to attend on site
  • No one to enter the building if they have symptoms*
  • Temperatures will be checked on entry the building for the day
  • Hand wash/sanitise as on entry and departure and regularly
  • If someone becomes symptomatic, they have to go home, self-isolate and get tested
  • Enhanced cleaning and weekly deep cleans
  • Keep records of who is where -if needed for track and trace
  • Staff, students and visitors must wear a face mask while inside the college buildings (unless exempt)
  • Use tissues and bins – catch it, kill it, bin it
  • Cleaning of classroom desks and touched equipment at the beginning of lessons
  • Maintain social distance as far as practical (2m without masks, 1m with)
  • internal meetings largely changed to virtual or blended
  • Use of a one-way system
  • Increased focus on ventilation
  • Once on site to stay on site until the end of the day
  • Streaming / recording of performances rather than live audiences
  • Virtual masterclasses and work experience

All staff will be sent a copy of the updated Covid Risk assessment, if anyone else wants a full copy they are welcome. If you have any questions/concerns please do bring them to Robin or Camille.

* Symptoms

NHS defines Covid symptoms as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste. If there are other symptoms that you experience that you feel may be a sign of a possible infection please consult a medical professional and follow their advice.