COVID-19 (coronavirus)

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Information for students and staff

NEW: July 12, 2021

Our students are now on holiday, however many of our staff remain working either on campus or from home  and are still available to answer all of your questions.

Our priority is to provide a safe learning, teaching and working environment for all our students and staff, whilst also protecting our local communities.

We must play our part in limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our communities and follow the latest Scottish Government guidance closely.

 

STUDING WITH US NEXT YEAR

It is our intention to have our college centres open to students with practical courses, or for those that choose to study from a centre, for the 2021-2022 academic year. 

Students whose courses are delivered using our online classrooms will be able to continue to study remotely or they may to choose to study at a college centre  We will confirm how to organise this with your induction materials.

However, in order to do this whilst keeping our students, our staff and our communities safe we are putting in place procedures that will still be necessary to combat the Covid 19 pandemic. Please continue to check our website regularly for further updates.

Vaccination   

We are supporting the Scottish Government Student “Roll up your sleeve” vaccine message. Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (nhsinform.scot)  This is where you can find information on how to book appointments and details of where you can access drop in vaccinations. Please take advantage of these when offered, it’s our best way out of the coronavirus pandemic and it’s the best way to protect your opportunity to get your qualification.

Vaccinations are also available for you if you are one of our international students and we would urge you to take advantage of this if you have not been vaccinated before arrival in Scotland - COVID-19 vaccinations for international students (studentinformation.gov.scot)

Testing

It is anticipated that students travelling to us and changing term time addresses will need to have a negative lateral flow test result before travelling. We will update our website as the information is confirmed by the Scottish Government.

During the time that you are studying with us, further testing is voluntary. However, we are strongly encouraging all students and college staff to participate wherever possible in order to contribute to the wellbeing of our college community and to protect your ability to gain your qualification whilst enjoying student life. 

Once you arrive on campus, you can collect the test kit and instructions for use from your local college centre.  Tests are also available by post using this link, https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests or by collection from a number of participating pharmacies – use this link to find out more.

Remember, testing is the socially responsible thing to do before travelling, attending a social event or before returning home to see friends and family.

Symptoms

If you believe you have COVID-19 symptoms, you should not come onto campus, but self-isolate and book the normal PCR test via your local testing centre. See the NHS Inform website for more details.

 

 

Useful links

Students can find information at  Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Student Support - Scotland (studentinformation.gov.scot).

NHS Inform Vaccination information: The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (nhsinform.scot)