COVID-19 has not gone away and the government guidance is now about helping people to ‘live with the virus’. You can help reduce the risk of catching and passing on COVID-19 by:
- Getting vaccinated
- Washing your hands and following advice to ‘Catch It, Bin It, Kill It’
- Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meet outside if this is an option
- Wearing a face covering in crowded ans enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when rates of transmission are high.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms
- Try to stay at home if you are unwell.
- Take a lateral flow test.
- If your test is negative and you feel well enough you may choose to return to college.
If your lateral flow test is positive you should:
- Stay at home and avoid contact with other people
- Do not come into college but instead notify your course tutor, and record your test result.
- After 5 days, you may choose to take a lateral flow test followed by another the next day – If both are negative, and you do not have a temperature, you can safely return to your normal routine.
- If you test positive you should continue to avoid contact with anyone in an at risk group, including if you live in the same household.
At the present time you can still obtain a lateral flow test kit from the college. These are available one kit at a time, and we will ask you to record your name so we can help ensure fair availability for all.