IMPORTANT INFORMATION - From 16 August, you will not be required to self-isolate if you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19 and any of the following apply:
- you are fully vaccinated
- you are below the age of 18 years 6 months
- you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
- you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons
Fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.
If I have any of the main Covid-19 symptoms, can I come to college?
No, you should remain at home. If you have symptoms you should get a PCR test. If positive, you will need to self-isolate for a full 10 days. If negative and you are well, you can then return to college.
If someone else in the household has symptoms, can I still attend college?
Yes, you can continue to attend college if you have no symptoms and are aged under 18 years 6 months (or have been fully vaccinated), but we would strongly advise that you get a PCR test. The person with symptoms should get a test and should self-isolate while they wait for the result.
If someone in the household tests positive, can I still attend college?
Yes, you continue to attend college if you have no symptoms, but we would also strongly advise that you also get a PCR test.
If someone in my class has symptoms, what happens?
The student in your class will be sent home, should get a PCR test, and self-isolate while waiting for the results. Everyone else in your class can continue to attend college as normal, provided they have no symptoms.
If someone in my class tests positive, what happens?
That student will self-isolate for 10 days and anyone who has been in close contact with them should expect a call/notification from NHS Test & Trace, but please remember that if you are aged under 18.5 years or have been fully vaccinated you do not need to self-isolate (we would recommend that you get a PCR test, however). All other students in the class should continue to attend college as normal and do not need to take any action provided they have no symptoms.
If you are unclear about any of this advice or are unsure about what action you need to take please contact your Personal Tutor or another member of your course team.