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.

This information applies to students using our Sidcup campus including Christopher Court, students based at Lewisham, Edinburgh, Brighton or Belfast should follow the protocols in place at their venue. If you are unsure what these are, your tutor can advise.

You will be aware that all remaining government regulations in respect of COVID 19 will be lifted from 1 April 2022. Official advice says those with positive results should stay at home for five days following a positive result, but this will not be enforced by law.

As a college, our primary concern is to protect our whole community so that we can minimise any disruption to face to face teaching and assessment – particularly where productions and projects are concerned.

Therefore, we strongly urge you to continue with the following safeguarding measures:

  • The wearing of face coverings indoors in crowded spaces including teaching sessions and rehearsals, unless this is not practical
  • Regular twice weekly lateral flow COVID testing – daily if you are involved in a production or practical project
  • Getting fully vaccinated (including a booster) if you are able to
  • Taking responsibility your own health by remaining at home for five days if you test positive or feel unwell.

Please continue to make every effort to protect yourselves and each other – including with hand washing/sanitisation and ensuring rooms are as well ventilated as possible.

What to do if you test positive.

COVID protocols for students 

Risk Assessment

 

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

You do not need to:

  • complete a UK passenger locator form before you travel to England from abroad
  • take any COVID-19 tests before you travel or after you arrive
  • quarantine when you arrive

This applies whether you are vaccinated or not.

It includes people who are transiting through England.

You should follow any rules that your travel provider tells you to follow.

Other countries may have rules about what you need to do to leave the country to travel to England. You should check travel advice for the country you are travelling from.

Red list countries and territories

There are currently no red list restrictions in place for travel to England.

Latest government guidance

Help and support

We understand that embarking on your studies we learn to live with the COVID 19 pandemic and the changing circumstances surrounding 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]