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Updated 19 July 2021

All learning is being delivered onsite with online learning being made available to those who are self-isolating.

Onsite Testing for Learners

Learners will be required to take two onsite tests, one at enrolment and one at induction.

Home testing should be undertaken twice weekly by learners aged 16-19 (16-24 with EHCP).

Vaccine Status Confirmation

Learners should inform the college of their vaccine status by 16 August here.

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.

When to self-isolate and what to do

Please follow the Government advice here.

Welfare

  • Self isolate, follow test and trace process if (1) you have any Covid-19 symptoms, (2) you test positive for Covid-19, (3) someone in your household test positive for Covid-19, (4) you’re told to by test and trace or the NHS Covid-19 app.
  • If used share with College notifications from NHS Covid-19 App.
  • Complete home testing and ensure all results are uploaded as instructed – confirm any positive test to the College. If 16-19 or 16-24 with and EHCP ensure you complete the three College onsite tests before completing home testing.
  • Bring a packed lunch and drink.
  • Bring personal sanitiser.
  • 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 do not come to the College if (1) you have any Covid symptoms, (2) you test positive for Covid-19, (3) someone in your household test positive for Covid-19, (4) you’re told to by test and trace or the NHS Covid-19 app.
  • 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

  • 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

  • Wear face mask / covering when standing / moving. Optional when seated.
  • 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. Learners and staff are still encouraged to bring packed lunches, flasks and drinks to eat in classrooms / offices to reduce movement.
  • Respond positively to requests made of you by College staff who are seeking to maintain our Covid secure approach.

Classrooms

  • Wear face mask / covering when standing / moving. Optional when seated.
  • 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

  • Wear face mask / covering (in addition Beauty, Hair and Catering to wear face mask / covering and face shield).
  • 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.

Studying at Home

The video below from the Health and Safety Executive shows how to set-up your workstation for temporary working and studying at home.

Support

During term time if you are finding things particularly difficult and feel you need someone to talk to, our counselling team can help. Contact the counselling team directly on 023 8091 1127 or 07535 056854 or by emailing them here. You can also access our online Mental Health ans Welbing Hub at any time.