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Surge testing in parts of Lambeth (from 19 June 2021)

On Saturday 19 June 2021, the Department of Health and Social Care announced that surge testing would be deployed in parts of Lambeth.

Waterloo is not part of the surge testing zone, so there is no change to activities planned for this period at the Waterloo Centre, which continue to follow ‘step 3’ roadmap advice as below.

Students attending the Stockwell Centre are encouraged to participate in surge testing per Government advice, and staff or students who live in affected areas are encouraged to follow local advice on securing a PCR test.

Face coverings in college from Monday 7 June 2021

Our policy on face coverings changed in the light of new guidance linked to step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, which came into effect on Monday 17 May 2021 and was reiterated on Monday 14 June 2021.

As of Monday 14 June, the following policy is in place across all Morley centres:

  • The wearing of a face covering remains mandatory in communal areas, corridors and in classrooms/studios/office spaces when social distancing can’t practically be maintained.
  • The wearing of a face covering within classrooms/studios/office spaces where social distancing can be maintained is now optional and a matter of individual choice.

Arrangements for students linked to step 3 of the Government roadmap out of lockdown (from 17 May 2021, until 19 July 2021 at the earliest)

The move to step 3 of the Government roadmap out of lockdown means that we can continue to deliver teaching as advertised:

  • If your course was advertised as an online course, it will be delivered online.
  • If your course was advertised as taking place ‘in centre’, this will now be possible.
  • If your course is a blend of online and in-centre provision, this will also be possible.

Planning for provision in term 3 took into account social distancing restrictions and overall building capacities in the context of effective Covid-secure health and safety measures, so you can be confident that you are returning to a Covid-secure environment.

Covid-19 testing from April 2021

Following Government guidance issued in Spring 2021, we are making available lateral flow device (LFD) testing kits in order that students can self-test for Covid-19 at home. Kits will be available from our centres.

If you test positive using a LFD test, this should be immediately confirmed via a Government-authorised PCR test, which should be booked immediately either online or by calling 119 and should be undertaken within 2 days.

Staff, students and pupils who had a positive LFD test result should self-isolate immediately in line with NHS Test and Trace guidance and while awaiting the PCR result. If the PCR test is negative, it overrides the LFD test and the staff member, pupil or student can return to school or college, and their close contacts can end their self-isolation.

Keeping you safe in-centre

Ensuring the health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority. We continue to work hard to maintain a safe, Covid-secure environment for our students and staff, which you can read more about here.

All of Morley’s Centres are registered with the NHS COVID-19 app, and we request that students download the app and check in using the QR codes displayed at all entrances.

Events

We are pleased to start to be able to operate events at 50% capacity, in order to adhere to guidance under step 3 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

You can view all of our online and in-person events at our events page.

Accessing Morley’s online delivery

We have converted much of our provision to online delivery in the light of the national lockdown announced in January 2021.

Please see this page for more information about how to access Morley’s online learning provision.

16 – 19 Tuition Fund

The Department for Education announced available funding to support students whose learning has been disrupted as a result of the COVID pandemic. Click here to read our statement on how we will utilise these funds to support our students.

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