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Bath College Covid Protocols

 

With the increase of COVID cases due to the emergence of the Omicron variant, Bath College are adhering to the following safety measures. These will continually be under review.

 

  1. Regular Testing: All students and staff are asked to do an LFD test at home prior to coming into College on the first day of attendance each week. The College will not be providing general testing facilities outside of the small facility for those who cannot test themselves in our high needs provisions.
  2. Face coverings - students: Students will be required to wear face coverings in lessons as well as when moving around campus and in common areas, unless they are exempt. Please help us to enforce this inside and outside lessons.
  3. Self-isolation: The rules for self-isolation have changed. An individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 can now self-isolate for 7 days provided they receive a negative LFD test on days 6 and 7 (if they are still positive, the individual should isolate for up to 10 days). A member of staff who is self-isolating should inform their manager of their day 6 and 7 test results.
  4. Teaching: This will continue face to face in line with student timetables which will resume from Tuesday 4 January 2022.
  5. Classrooms: These have clear guidance displayed on how to mitigate risks of COVID-19; please ensure that this guidance is followed.
  6. Ventilation: To ensure good levels of ventilation in the building all windows will be kept opened early each morning and where possible kept open during the day

 

Other COVID-19 mitigations will remain in place e.g. regular hand washing, hand sanitising, avoiding large crowds etc.

 

Letter to Parents/Carers - 06/01/2022

 

Vaccination

 

All eligible staff and students are encouraged to take up the offer of the vaccine, including boosters. Vaccines are the best defence against COVID-19 to help protect young people and adults, and benefit those around them. Vaccination makes people less likely to catch the virus and less likely to pass it on. To book a vaccination, please visit: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS www.nhs.uk

 

Covid-19 Symptoms or Feeling Unwell

 

If you are feeling unwell and/or display any symptoms of COVID-19, please do not visit the College. Instead ensure that you contact the College or your tutor to report the reason for any absence if appropriate.

 

Mental Health & Well-Being

 

It is very important to take care of your mental health and wellbeing and Bath College is committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults and to ensure that action is taken to support our students. The Safeguarding section of our website contains useful advice and tips for maintaining mental health and wellbeing while studying remotely or on-site.