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Student Advice

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED 16/06/20)

DO I STILL NEED TO LET THE COLLEGE KNOW IF I AM UNWELL / HAVE SUSPECTED CORONAVIRUS?

Yes. You should speak to a member of staff at the College if you are unwell, suspect you have symptoms of coronavirus or have tested positive for coronavirus. You should then follow the advice from the government about the need to self-isolate and manage your symptoms.

WHAT DOES SELF ISOLATION ACTUALLY MEAN?

The following Do’s and Don’ts have been taken from NHS guidance for those being told to self-isolate:

Do

  • stay at home
  • separate yourself from other people – for example, try not to be in the same room as other people at the same time
  • only allow people who live with you to stay
  • stay in a well-ventilated room with a window that can be opened
  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you, such as getting groceries, medicines or other shopping
  • make sure you tell delivery drivers to leave items outside for collection if you order online
  • clean toilets and bathrooms regularly
  • think about a bathroom rota if a separate bathroom is not available, with the isolated person using the facilities last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom
  • themselves
  • use separate towels from anyone else in the household
  • wash crockery and utensils thoroughly with soap and water; dishwashers may be used to clean crockery and cutlery
  • stay away from your pets – if unavoidable, wash your hands before and after contact

Don’t

  • do not invite visitors to your home or allow visitors to enter
  • do not go to work, school or public areas
  • do not use public transport like buses, trains, tubes or taxis
  • do not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other items with other people in your home

I HAVE A QUESTION WHICH ISN’T COVERED ABOVE

If you have a question that isn’t covered above, please speak to your Personal Tutor, someone in Student Services or a member of staff in the first instance. They will direct you to someone who can help if they are unable to answer your question.

HOW WILL I BE INFORMED OF ANY CHANGES TO THIS ADVICE?

We will continue to monitor the latest information available and update this information as required. We will notify you by email or text message of any changes. We have a link on the homepage about coronavirus which has the latest information and advice for you to access, click here. We will also keep our website updated and through social media.