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Updated 23rd February 2022

From Thursday 24 February face masks and testing is personal choice. Asymptomatic home testing kits can continue to be collected from the Learner Hub (learners) or HR (staff). 

Adults and children who have COVID-19 symptoms, and or who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.

Our Covid-19 measures for learners are as follows:

Self-Isolation

Adults and children who have COVID-19 symptoms, and or who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.

Welfare

  • Home testing is optional
  • Face masks or coverings are personal choice
  • Take up the offer of the vaccine, including boosters.
  • Bring personal sanitiser.
  • 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 or coverings are 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 or coverings are 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.
  • Respond positively to requests made of you by College staff who are seeking to maintain our Covid secure approach.

Classrooms

  • Face masks or coverings are personal choice.

  • 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 or coverings are personal choice.

  • 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.

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.

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, 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.

Vaccination programme

For information about booking your vaccine click here.