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Updated 1 October 2021

We all need to take responsibility for our own actions, and to reflect on the impact that our decisions and actions might have on ourselves, our friends, other learners and staff, and the wider communities of South Hampshire and the Solent region.

Having listened to both learner and staff feedback, and to keep each other safe, we have put compulsory Covid-19 measures in place at all Eastleigh College sites. 

  • The wearing of face coverings / masks is a personal choice for all staff, learners, and visitors (everyone onsite).
  • By staff member request learners can be required to wear face covering when stood in any learning environment (e.g. classroom, workshop, RWE). Exceptions will only be permitted whilst displaying a valid exemption ID.

Non-compliance with any of the College’s COVID 19 measures is likely to be treated as gross misconduct and full details can be found in our learner code of conduct here.

Our Covid-19 measures for learners are as follows:

Self-Isolation

You should self-isolate straight away if:

Welfare

  • Complete two onsite Covid-19 tests in our test centre (usually at enrolment and induction) before undertaking home testing.
  • Complete home testing twice a week and confirm any positive test to the College here
  • Bring personal sanitiser.
  • Face masks / coverings is a personal choice. By staff member request learners can be required to wear face covering when stood in any learning environment (e.g. classroom, workshop, RWE). Exceptions will only be permitted whilst displaying a valid exemption ID.
  • Bring a spare face mask / covering in case initial one gets dirty or damp.
  • Bring a ziploc bag to store used face mask / covering.
  • Open doors and windows to facilitate ventilation where safe to do so.
  • Commit to our workplace values to ensure every chance of success for yourself and others during what is a very different time for us all.

Travelling

  • Please maintain the highest standards of conduct when travelling to and from college and in particular respect the social distance of others.
  • Walk, cycle or scoot to College if you can.
  • Maintain social distancing.
  • Set off to arrive promptly at College so as to avoid congregating ahead of class.

Arriving

  • Face masks / coverings is a personal choice.
  • Access the building by nearest entrance to classroom.
  • Wash hands / sanitise upon arrival.
  • Please maintain the highest standards of conduct when travelling to and from College and in particular respect the social distance of others.

Common Areas

  • Face masks / coverings is a personal choice.
  • Keep left in all corridors and on stairs.
  • Toilets are cubicles use only – if fully occupied wait outside and maintain social distancing.
  • Regularly wash hands / sanitise.
  • Open doors and windows to facilitate ventilation where safe to do so.
  • The Coffee Shop and Servery with limited seating has been arranged to maintain social distancing. 
  • Respond positively to requests made of you by College staff who are seeking to maintain our Covid secure approach.

Classrooms

  • Face masks / coverings is a personal choice. By staff member request learners can be required to wear face covering when stood in any learning environment (e.g. classroom, workshop, RWE). Exceptions will only be permitted whilst displaying a valid exemption ID.
  • Wash hands / sanitise before entering.
  • Sit where asked to by staff. 
  • If using the NHS Covid-19 App keep phone on person, switched to silent mode with Bluetooth on.
  • Open doors and windows to facilitate ventilation where safe to do so.

Workshops and Real Work Environments

  • Face masks / coverings is a personal choice. By staff member request learners can be required to wear face covering when stood in any learning environment (e.g. classroom, workshop, RWE). Exceptions will only be permitted whilst displaying a valid exemption ID.
  • Additional PPE will be provided where required.
  • Wash hands / sanitise before entering.
  • Wipe down equipment / tools prior to and after use.
  • Open doors and windows to facilitate ventilation where safe to do so.
  • Work with other learners (fixed pairs / groups) as directed by staff.
  • If using the NHS Covid-19 App keep phone on person, switched to silent mode with Bluetooth on.

IT Resources

To be able to study effectively online (if required) you will need access to IT resources such as a good laptop/PC and internet access. We know that not everyone has access to their own laptop or reliable internet and we will seek to provide support through loan of equipment wherever possible.

In addition, some of our courses require specific equipment or clothing.

If you require support please speak to your Tutor, use the contact us form here or call 023 8091 1000.

Please follow the navigation on the left for for additional Covid-19 information.

Reporting Cases

Learners and staff must notify us of any symptoms of Covid-19, or related concerns, under statutory and government requirements, using the forms here.

The information you provide will be held securely in accordance with current data protection legislation which can be found here.

The information will be shared on a need-to-know basis with our Learner Mentor Team (learners), Human Resources (staff) and our Health and Safety Team in order to best support you, and may also be shared with NHS Test and Trace and public health authorities if we are legally obliged to do so. If you have any concerns about what will happen to the information you have provided on this form please contact please contact our Data Protection Officer at dpo@eastleigh.ac.uk.