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COVID-19 measures for 2021/22

Please use the sections below to see what students and staff are asked to be aware of when onsite.

Social distancing

Whilst there is no longer a formal requirement for social distancing, we kindly request that everyone respects personal space and limits close contact with others when onsite.

The one-way system in the main corridor, floor markings and signage indicating lift capacities are still in place. 

Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene remains an effective defence against infection and we encourage all at City College to practise regular hand washing and the use of hand sanitiser.

Cleaning

The College will continue to deploy the extra touchpoint cleaning programme with Churchill and will ensure continued supply of products and regular cleaning of areas and equipment with a particular focus on frequently touched surfaces.

PCR test

If you develop any of the following symptoms, get a PCR test as soon as possible:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

You will need to stay at home until you receive your test results – only leave home to have a test. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/when-to-self-isolate-and-what-to-do/.

If you test positive or are required to self-isolate then your self-isolation period includes the day your symptoms started (or the day you had the test, if you do not have any symptoms) and the next ten full days. However, should you meet certain criteria this can be reduced.

Full details of self-isolation periods, including the necessary requirements to reduce the isolation period, can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-and-treatment/how-long-to-self-isolate/.

Close contact of a positive case

If you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and you are:

Reporting COVID-19

Close contacts will now be identified via NHS Test and Trace; however we request that Test and Trace notifications and positive test results are reported via the COVID mailbox – covid19@cityplym.ac.uk – for monitoring and management purposes. 

NHS Test and Trace will work with any positive cases to identify close contacts. Contacts will only be traced by NHS Test and Trace where the positive case specifically identifies the individual as being a close contact.

 

 

Home-testing

In line with Government guidance the College is encouraging students and staff to continue with home-testing twice a week using an LFT device.  Test kits are available at various points throughout the College, including opposite Reception.

Face coverings

It is no longer mandatory for students, staff, contractors and visitors to wear face coverings in internal communal areas. We do however encourage and support those who wish to wear face coverings.