Creating a safe environment for learning
We are looking forward to welcoming students back to our Centres from September 2020.
The health and safety of students and staff is our top priority and so we are taking a number of measures based on a thorough risk assessment of all our buildings.
These measures meet or exceed Government guidance on reopening, whilst providing a productive and safe learning environment for staff and students alike.
Many of our staff are continuing to work from home, which means there are fewer people in general around and about our buildings. This – along with smaller class sizes – is one way in which we are safely managing the capacity of our buildings to ensure there is plenty of circulation space.
For those who join us learning onsite, you will notice a few differences in our buildings that are broadly similar to those in your local supermarket. These include:
- Perspex screens in reception areas and other public spaces
- Clear floor markings to help everyone maintain social distancing
- An enhanced daily cleaning regime to ensure that learning spaces are kept Covid-secure over time
- Hand sanitising facilities throughout the building, and self-service cleaning equipment at workstations
- Washrooms that are limited to use by only one person at a time
From September 2020, we are also implementing a mandatory face covering policy in corridors and communal areas - much like supermarkets and other retail/public indoor environments. (Information on exemptions is available via national guidance.) Please ensure you bring a face covering with you to college.
The use of face coverings in classrooms/workshops/studios is not mandatory and your tutor will advise on individual cases.
There will also be posters throughout each college building, reminding us all of our collective responsibility to keep to the new arrangements.
NOTE: the videos below were filmed before the implementation of the mandatory face covering policy.