We continue to monitor carefully the advice made avilable to us in relation to Covid-19 by the government and Public Health England.
In the event the advice is changed, the College will update this information accordingly. You can read more on the Public Health England Website
Public Health England Advice
Public Health England have issued the following advice for anyone in any setting:
- If you have been in contact with someone with coronavirus or have returned from an affected area identified by the Chief Medical Officer as high risk and you are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever, stay at home and use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service or call NHS 111.
- Wash your hands more often than usual, for 20 seconds using soap and hot water, particularly after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose, or after being in public areas where other people are doing so. Use hand sanitiser if that’s all you have access to.
- To reduce the spread of germs when you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or your sleeve (not your hands) if you don’t have a tissue, and throw the tissue away immediately. Then wash your hands or use a hand sanitising gel.
- Clean and disinfect regularly touched objects and surfaces using your regular cleaning products to reduce the risk of passing the infection on to other people.
Always follow the World Health Organisations advice for the public on protecting yourself.
What to do if you, or a member of your household, has symptoms
Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults
What is social distancing?
Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce the social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). Please refer to government guidelines on social distancing click here for more information.
Travel to and from affected areas:
The Foreign Secretary has issued an advisory against all “non-essential travel globally.
The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) lists details of any international travel restrictions or advisories. As this information is changing rapidly, please check the FCO website for advice if you need to travel to, or from, the UK.
Please be kind to everyone and do all you can to support each other.
If you have any concerns about any of the above and would like to talk to us please contact your campus Student Support Team.