Staying safe on campus

It is more important than ever that we adhere to the number of important safety rules that we have instituted at the College:

  • Do not come to campus if you feel unwell or are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms
  • Wear a face covering when moving around the campus buildings and during classes as outlined by your tutors
  • Maintain social distancing at all times
  • Wash/sanitize your hands regularly
  • Do not socialise outside of your teaching bubbles.

What to do if you test positive.

COVID protocols for students – June 2021.

Vaccinations

Students registered with a GP can book their appointment at a larger vaccination centre, a community pharmacy run site, or some GP run sites through the National Booking Service website or by phoning 119.

In general, patients should return to the place they had their first dose to have their second dose. However, if you need to receive your second dose in a different location to your first dose due to moving to College, the National Booking Service has an option to book or re-arrange the second vaccination appointment at a different location to the first appointment.

Further information from the government

Help and support

We understand that embarking on your studies during the COVID 19 pandemic and the changing circumstances surrounding controlling the virus could create a lot of additional pressure and anxiety on top of the usual nerves you may feel about starting the next phase of your student life. Our Student Services team are here to help you; you can contact them directly by emailing 

International students travelling to England

There is currently a traffic light system in place for entering England.

The Department for Education’s updated guidance from Step 4 outlines a comprehensive list of considerations students should be aware of before arriving in the UK. We strongly recommend all students are aware of all of these requirements to avoid any disruption to their plans. If you need help and support with quarantine or any element of the process, please contact our student services team at .

If you are required to self-isolate in a quarantine hotel before you travel, you must:

  • take a COVID-19 test and get a negative result during the 3 days before you travel. You must take the test in the 3 days before the service on which you will arrive in England departs. For example, if you travel directly to England on Friday, you must take the test on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • book a managed quarantine hotel within a 14-day period before arrival. The booking will include your hotel, quarantine transport and travel tests for COVID-19 tests on day 2 and day 8 of quarantine
  • complete a passenger locator form (PLF) with details of where you will quarantine when you arrive. You must provide a quarantine package invoice number to complete your passenger locator form.

Students travelling from amber list countries

Unless you have been fully vaccinated under the UK, US or EU vaccination programme, you will likely need to self-isolate for up to 10 days if coming from an amber list country. You can self-isolate in your accommodation (such as university halls) rather than in a quarantined hotel. Still, you will need to declare where you are self-isolating on your passenger locator form. There are also requirements around testing, before and after arrival, which you need to be aware of. Check the latest government guidance for England.

Students travelling from red list countries

Those with residence rights in the UK are still permitted to enter the UK from a ‘red list’ country. We understand that this includes: holders of Indefinite Leave to Remain; holders of existing leave to enter or remain (i.e. those with biometric Residence permits) or an entry clearance/visa that grants such leave, e.g. students, workers, etc. (excluding visit visas); holders of EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”) leave; those who have rights of entry under the Withdrawal Agreements (including returning residents with a right of residence under the EEA Regulations and EEA frontier workers); family members of EEA nationals with rights under the Withdrawal Agreement.

List of red and amber countries.

Help and support

We understand that embarking on your studies during the COVID 19 pandemic and the changing circumstances surrounding controlling the virus could create a lot of additional pressure and anxiety on top of the usual nerves you may feel about starting the next phase of your student life. Our Student Services team are here to help you; you can contact them directly by emailing [email protected]