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COVID-19

Last Updated: 21 July 2021

On 19 July 2021 the country moved to Step 4 of the government’s roadmap. This page outlines what this means for you.

Our pledge to you

We want to reduce any further disruption to your education whilst ensuring that you and our staff remain safe. Every adult has now been offered a first vaccine and the opportunity for two doses by mid-September. Therefore, there will be face-to-face teaching for all 16–19-year-olds for the 2021/22 academic year and adult courses will resume their normal mode of teaching.

Please rest assured that we will be working closely and following guidance from Public Health England. We will be monitoring our sites closely and if necessary, we’ll reintroduce measures to limit transmission. We will ensure this is for the shortest amount of time and affecting as few people as possible.

Managing and reporting symptoms

If you have COVID you must contact the Safeguarding team at the college you study:

  • City and Islington College: 020 7697 1717
  • Westminster Kingsway College: 020 7832 5384
  • College of Haringey, Enfield and North, East London 020 8442 3958

Lateral Flow Testing (LFT)
We encourage all staff and students to take a Lateral Flow Test twice a week and record the result every time, whether it’s positive or negative. Test kits are available at all sites, or at reception.

Face coverings – think, agree, respect
Face coverings are no longer compulsory for students, staff and visitors on-site. However, we expect all students to follow the think, agree, respect approach to masks.

  • Think: Think about the environment that you’re in. Are you in a crowded space? Are you mixing with a large group? Or a group that you don’t usually mix with? In these sorts of situations you should wear a mask.
  • Agree: If you’re meeting in a group, a collective decision should be made about whether you all wear masks beforehand.
  • Respect: We support everyone’s decision to wear a mask. Please respect others and their choice to do so. If someone feels uncomfortable and would prefer you do wear a mask, please do so.

Remember, although it’s no longer the law, you must still wear a mask on public transport.

Catch it, Bin it, Kill it

  • When you cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands).
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately.
  • Continue to wash your hands regularly and use hand sanitiser.​​​​​​​

Groups and bubbles
From 19 July it is no longer necessary to keep students in consistent groups or ‘bubbles’. Please be sensible when mixing in large groups and stay outdoors where possible.