COVID-19

Last Updated: 20 April 2021

Return To Face-To-Face Learning

Many students have now returned to face-to-face teaching at college, and we are are offering Lateral Flow Tests to staff and students.

Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs)

We have received guidance from the Joint Council for Qualifications with further information about this year’s results for GCSEs and A Levels:

We will update this page with further information over the next few weeks, as we receive it. If you are a student (or parent or carer) with specific concerns or questions, please speak to your teacher.

COVID-19 Questions and Answers

What is a Lateral Flow Test (LFT)? 
It’s a swab test either from the back of your throat or your nose, or both. Within 30 minutes you will get a positive or negative test result, which will be sent to you through the NHS test and trace system on your phone. We know these tests are about 50% effective in identifying asymptomatic cases, but if you have 2-3 tests, the accuracy improves significantly. 
Can I get tested at college? 
Yes. All of our centres have a testing area ready for use and each test centre will be open Monday to Saturday, 8am to 7pm – there is a COVID-19 information station at each centre where you will be able to get kits to test yourself at home.
When should I return to college? 
If you have not already returned to college, you will receive a SMS text message and an email informing you as to when you should return.
How do I know when to return to site? 
You will receive a SMS text message and an email informing you of when you should return.
I am an adult student, should I return to college? 
Adult students will continue with a blended delivery based on their qualification needs. We will send you an email or SMS if, or when, we would like you to return to college.
Are tests compulsory? 
No, they are voluntary, but we hope that everyone will be happy to be tested. We strongly believe that the more people who are tested, the better we can help protect each other.
What happens if my test is positive? 
Please stay at home and self isolate, and book a PCR test (you can do this online or by calling 119). Please stay at home until you get your PCR test result – if it is taken within 2 days of your LFT and comes back negative, you can return to college and both you and your contacts can stop self-isolating.
How will I study from home if I am self-isolating? 
Your teacher will set you work as required.
How many tests do I need to do? 
Once you have your kits to test at home, please test yourself every 2-3 days.
Do I need to wear a face covering in class?
Yes please! The government have confirmed that face coverings should continue to be worn in college classrooms (and in secondary schools) when students return after the Easter break. So, unless you are exempt from wearing one, please wear your face covering when in college.


Keeping our staff and students safe is our priority, and we have many safety measures in our buildings – including social distancing, face coverings, one-way systems, extra cleaning and hand sanitiser stations.

We have created a student handbook, which contains further details, including our policy on face coverings and more.

We are also asking all of our staff and students to download the NHS COVID-19 app (Apple Store or Google Play). You’ll see QR codes around our centres that you can use to check-in.

We have also put together a quick and easy reference table for what to do and when you can return to college for some of the most common scenarios in our ‘new normal’:

What to do ifAction neededYou can return to college…
I have COVID-19 symptoms• Do not attend college
• Get a test
• You need to self-isolate for 10 days
• Your household needs to self-isolate for 10 days, even if your test results are negative
If your test result comes back negative and you have had no symptoms for 48 hours, you do not need another test and can return to college

If your results come back positive, please see below
I have tested positive for COVID-19• Do not attend college
• You need to self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started
• Inform the Safeguarding Team immediately on 020 7832 5384
• Your whole household needs to self-isolate from when your symptoms started
• Household members do not need to get tested, unless they develop symptoms
After 10 days have passed, you feel well and have not had a fever for at least 48 hours

You can return to college after 10 days even if you still have a cough or loss of taste/smell – these symptoms can last for several weeks once the infection is gone
Somebody in my household has COVID-19 symptoms• Do not attend college
• The household member with symptoms should get a test
• Your whole household needs to self-isolate, while awaiting test results
• Inform the Safeguarding Team immediately on 020 7832 5384
If the household member tests negative and you do not have any symptoms
Somebody in my household has tested positive for COVID-19• Do not attend college
• Your household must self-isolate for 10 days from the day the symptoms started (or from the day they got their test results if they have no symptoms)
• You do not need to get a test unless you develop symptoms 
When you have completed 10 days of self-isolation (even if you tested negative during the 10 days)
Someone in my class has tested positive • Do not attend college
• Teachers will arrange online learning for the class for 10 days
• You need to self-isolate for 10 days – your household does not need to self-isolate unless you start having symptoms
• You do not need to get a test, unless you develop symptoms
When you have completed 10 days of self-isolation (even if you tested negative during the 10 days)
NHS Test and Trace or the NHS COVID-19 App has identified me as a ‘close contact’ of somebody with symptoms or confirmed COVID-19• Do not attend college
• You need to self-isolate for 10 days (as advised by NHS Test and Trace) – even if you have tested negative during those 10 days
• Your household does not need to self-isolate unless they are a ‘close contact’ too, or unless you start having symptoms
• You do not need to get a test unless you develop symptoms
When you have completed 10 days of self-isolation (even if you tested negative during the 10 days)
I have travelled and need to self-isolate as part of a period of quarantine• Do not take unauthorised leave in term time
• Consider quarantine requirements and FCO advice when booking travel

If you are returning from a destination where quarantine is needed: 
• Do not attend college
• Contact the Safeguarding Team immediately on 020 7832 5384
• Your whole household must self-isolate for 10 days from the day symptoms started (or from day of test, if no symptoms) – even if someone tests negative during those 10 days 
When you have completed 10 days of self-isolation, even if you tested negative during the 10 days
I am not sure who should get tested for COVID-19• Only people with symptoms need to get tested
• People without symptoms are not advised to get a test, even if they are a ‘close contact’ of someone who has tested positive
When the conditions listed above matching your situation have been met
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