How are we keeping learners and staff safe on site?
Creating a safe learning environment for everyone is a priority at all of our college sites.
As well as washing hands, wearing a face covering and maintaining social distance the following measures are in place to keep our learners and staff safe at college:
- Learners are advised to maintain 2m social distancing apart from when they are in classrooms
- Sanitisation stations
- Arrows showing the direction to walk
- One way systems
- Markings on the floor reminding you to keep a 2m social distance
- Screens in general reception areas
- Decluttered areas with less furniture
- Regular cleaning
In addition to the above we will provide lateral flow test kits to learners and recommend that they are used twice weekly to minimise the risk of asymptomatic infection, further information about home testing is available here.
For further information, please watch this video before you attend campus.
Our Risk Assessment and Plan explains the comprehensive measures we have implemented to keep staff and learners safe from Coronavirus.
Do I need to wear a face covering?
All learners will need to wear 3 layer face coverings when in communal indoor areas (corridors, libraries etc), and on college transport. Learners do not need to wear face coverings when eating food, outside college buildings (providing 2m social distancing is maintained), and in classrooms.
Learners who wish to wear face coverings when in college classrooms and outside can do so.
Learners who have a valid reason not to wear a face covering should contact Learning Support on email@example.com to obtain an exemption card.
I cannot wear a face covering because of a medical condition, what do I do?
In line with Grŵp LLandrillo Menai's Covid Risk Assessment and in certain circumstances, there are exemptions that apply to learners who are unable to wear a face covering and where reasonable evidence can be provided. Learners must contact Learning Support on firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any concerns relating to the wearing of face coverings.
Eligible learners will be issued with an exemption card that you will be required, without exception, to wear in addition to your college ID and lanyard.
You can download a form to request an exemption here.
Will the college provide Covid-19 testing kits?
Yes, we will offer students and staff Covid-19 testing facilities called lateral flow tests.
Instructions on how to administer the test and what to do with your results are included in the pack. Any individual who chooses to be part of the lateral flow testing programme will be required to undertake the test at home prior to attending a college campus. You will be able to test up to twice per week and testing is optional. Lateral flow tests are available from your personal tutor and further information about home testing is available here.
What do I do with my clothing, equipment and PPE needed for my course at the end of the day?
Any clothing, equipment and PPE that you use as part of your course must be taken home with you. Lockers will not be available on site.
Can I buy food or drinks at the campus?
A 'grab and go' food service will be provided on all campuses.
What can I do to help stop the spread of the virus?
Being respectful and considerate of others are college values and everyone has their part to play in reducing the spread of the virus.
Make sure to wear your face covering in the communal areas; wash your hands regularly; use the sanitiser stations around the college and follow the social-distancing guidelines.
Click here to see what is expected of you to maintain safety on our college sites.