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Face Covering Update

Following the latest Government update, please see our guidance on the use of face coverings in education as of Monday, 17th May.

 

For learners:

Learners are no longer recommended to wear face coverings in classrooms or workshops or communal areas such as the corridors or refectory. However, it is recommended that learners continue to wear face coverings in our workplace/commercial environments such as hairdressing and beauty salons, sports and fitness facilities and restaurants, in compliance with relevant latest sector guidance.

 

In line with current Government guidance for transport, learners will still be required to wear face coverings on our transport or public transport.

 

For staff and visitors:

Face coverings should be worn by staff and visitors in situations outside of classrooms or workshops where social distancing is not possible (i.e. when moving around in corridors and communal areas).

 

General:

It is incredibly important that if staff, learners or visitors feel more comfortable wearing a face covering in a situation where they are not recommended to by the above guidance, that we absolutely support them to continue to wear a face covering.

 

Exemptions from wearing face coverings for individuals applies in all situations.

Asymptomatic testing information for parents and adults in households with children at school or college

Undertaking regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing helps reduce transmission of the virus.

Parents and other adults in households with children at school or college, who do not have symptoms, can now access regular, rapid coronavirus (COVID-19) testing. This includes childcare and support bubbles.

Tests are fast, easy and completely free. A household, childcare or support bubble can collect their test to take at home, twice-weekly, either:

·         through your employer, if they offer testing to employees

·         by collecting a home test kit from a local test site – anyone aged 18 or over can collect 2 packs of 7 tests

·         by ordering a home test kit online – please do not order online if you can access testing through other routes, this frees up home delivery for those who need it most

If you have any queries about the tests, and you live in England, please call 119 (free from mobiles and landlines). Lines are open every day from 7am to 11pm.

For more information, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rapid-lateral-flow-testing-for-households-and-bubbles-of-school-pupils-and-staff

Covid-19 Update: 29/1/21

Following the latest Government guidance, we can confirm that it will not be possible for face-to-face learning to resume immediately after the February half-term as planned. It is hoped that it will be safe to re-open colleges from Monday, 8 March.

We remain open for the children of key workers and vulnerable students across GIFHE (including TAG). These students will be supported at UCG only.

Little Stars Day Nursery is open as usual, in line with Government guidance, however all other sites, including the Grimsby Institute, University Centre Grimsby, NET and the Learning Centres, will remain closed for face-to-face delivery.

Teaching and learning will continue online.

  • If you are having trouble accessing/logging into your Canvas or Office 365, please email [email protected]
  • If you have any Safeguarding concerns during this time please call 07920 860241 or email [email protected]
  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or you lose your sense of smell or taste you must not attend site – this applies even if you have an exam. You need to arrange a coronavirus test as soon as possible. Further guidance is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/.  If you are worried about missing an exam you can contact your teacher or curriculum manager.
  • Those learners who do attend college must maintain social distancing at all times and use face coverings. Remember: HANDS / FACE / SPACE.

Covid: Important Information for students

In line with the latest Government guidance, the majority of our teaching and learning will now take place online. Please read carefully the sections below which apply to you.

At the time of this update, national dated exams and on-demand exams in January will be going ahead. We can assure you that we have put in place Covid-secure measures. We believe that is is for individual learners and their families to decide whether they should attend to sit their exams or not.

All Students:

  • We remain open for the children of key workers and vulnerable students across GIFHE (including TAG). These students will be supported at UCG only.
  • College transport will not be running. If you have an exam, please make other arrangements to attend. If you are having transport issues, please speak to your Programme Leader or Success Coach.
  • If you are having trouble accessing/logging into your Canvas or Office 365, please email [email protected]
  • If you have any Safeguarding concerns during this time please call 07920 860241 or email [email protected]
  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or you lose your sense of smell or taste you must not attend site – this applies even if you have an exam. You need to arrange a coronavirus test as soon as possible. Further guidance is available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/.  If you are worried about missing an exam you can contact your teacher or curriculum manager.
  • Those learners who do attend college must maintain social distancing at all times and use face coverings. Remember: HANDS / FACE / SPACE.

Testing:

  • We will be opening an asymptomatic lateral flow test centre in the Corner Lounge of the UCG. There will be no access to the Corner lounge from the UCG, it will be accessed via the external doors. Guidance on how to access this centre will be issued shortly.
  • Staff and Students on site will have the option to be tested in line with the current guidance. This is encouraged, but voluntary.

The Academy Grimsby:

  • This site is closed to general student attendance. Teaching and learning will take place online. Vulnerable students and students who are children of key workers will be able to attend UCG.
  • Any Scheduled BTEC exams at TAG will be going ahead as planned – but you are only required to attend to sit your exam. Your teachers will advise you if this applies to you.

Grimsby Institute:

  • This site is closed to general student attendance. Teaching and learning will take place online. Vulnerable students and students who are children of key workers will be able to attend UCG.
  • Any scheduled BTEC exams will be going ahead as planned – but you are only required to attend to sit your exam. Your teachers will advise you if this applies to you.

University Centre Grimsby:

  • UCG will remain open, however the majority of courses are being taught online – with the exception of PGCE students and Nursing students. Please do not attend site unless you are a student on one of these courses or have been granted specific permission.

Skegness TEC:

  • This site is closed to general student attendance. Teaching and learning will take place online.
  • Any Scheduled BTEC exams at Skegness will be going ahead as planned – but you are only required to attend to sit your exam. Your tutors will advise you if this applies to you.

Little Stars Day Nursery:

  • Open as usual, in line with Government guidance.

Learning Centres:

NET:

  • Our NET offices are closed for customer attendance. Customers will be contacted directly to discuss arrangements for bespoke delivery.

You can read our Remote Education and 16-18 funsing Statement here   GIFHE Remote Education and 16-18 Funding Statement