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Important Covid-19 Update: March Return

We are really excited to welcome all our FE and some HE students back on 8 March. Your Curriculum Managers and Programme Leaders will be in touch with specific details, but here are the key things you need to know for now. Please read carefully the details which apply to you.

Grimsby Institute (FE)

  • All FE courses will be starting back w/c 8 March
  • You will be ‘bubbled’ in your course just as you were before Christmas. This is to reduce the risk of Covid transmission
  • We will try and prioritise any practical skills you have missed during lockdown
  • You will be provided with an up-to-date timetable within the next week.

Face Coverings

The government have asked that face coverings are now worn indoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This now includes our teaching spaces, which means we are requesting that you wear a face covering in class. Existing exemptions for students with medical conditions will still be in place as are exemptions for our hearing-impaired students and staff.

Face coverings must be worn on college transport, unless you have a legitimate exemption.

Testing

We already have a testing facility in the Corner Lounge at the University Centre. This will remain, but it will be joined by other facilities at Skegness, The Academy Grimsby and our Nunsthorpe Campus.

You will be offered the opportunity to take 3 lateral flow tests when you start back on 8 March. The tests should be 3-5 days apart. After this point we will make home testing kits available for learners who want them. All Covid testing is voluntary and we will send you information on how to book a test shortly.

Friday 5th March

Friday 5th will be a non-teaching day for you and your teachers. This is so your teachers can come into the building and make sure everything is organised and ready and to allow you a day to get everything ready you need for the following week.

 

University Centre Grimsby (HE)

We are closely following government guidance and have had to make some difficult decisions about which courses we can welcome back to delivery.

The following is a list of courses which we have selected that can return to study from the 8 March.  Please note on some courses not all levels are being invited in so you need to check the level as well as the title.

Students returning on 8 March:

  • You will be ‘bubbled’ in your course just as you were before Christmas. This is to reduce the risk of Covid transmission
  • Your timetable is likely to be the same but your Programme Leader or Curriculum Manager will inform you of any changes
  • We will try and prioritise any practical skills you have missed during lockdown.

Students on courses which are not returning on 8 March:

  • If your course is not on the list you will continue to receive online delivery. We will continually review this in line with the government guidance and keep you informed of any changes;
  • The click and collect book service will continue to operate to keep the number of students on site to a minimum;
  • In exceptional cases it may be possible to gain access to the site, you would need permission from the Senior Management Team to allow this. You should contact your Programme Leader or Success Coach to seek this;
  • We will continue to offer all support to you remotely and if you have any concerns you should contact your Programme Leader or Success Coach who will assist you.

Face Coverings

The government have asked that face coverings are now worn indoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This now includes our teaching spaces, which means we are requesting that you wear a face covering in class. Existing exemptions for students with medical conditions will still be in place as are exemptions for our hearing-impaired students and staff.

Face coverings must be worn on college transport, unless you have a legitimate exemption.

Testing

We already have a testing facility in the Corner Lounge at the University Centre. This will remain, but it will be joined by other facilities at Skegness, The Academy Grimsby and our Nunsthorpe Campus.

You will be offered the opportunity to take 3 lateral flow tests when you start back on 8 March. The tests should be 3-5 days apart. After this point we will make home testing kits available for learners who want them. All Covid testing is voluntary and we will send you information on how to book a test shortly.

Friday 5th March

Friday 5th will be a non-teaching day for you and your teachers. This is so your teachers can come into the building and make sure everything is organised and ready and to allow you a day to get everything ready you need for the following week.

 

Apprentices

  • All college-based apprenticeship delivery will re-start w/c 8 March 2021. (with the possible exception of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning apprentices, who will be contacted separately by the training team)
  • You will be ‘bubbled’ in your course just as you were before Christmas. This is to reduce the risk of Covid transmission
  • You will be provided with an up-to-date timetable within the next week
  • We will try and prioritise any practical skills you have missed during lockdown
  • For apprentices that do not attend college, we will continue to arrange activities in agreement with your employers and yourselves
  • College enrichment activities such as visiting speakers, health, wellbeing and hot topic workshops will continue to be delivered online.

Face Coverings

The government have asked that face coverings are now worn indoors where social distancing cannot be maintained. This now includes our teaching spaces, which means we are requesting that you wear a face covering in class. Existing exemptions for students with medical conditions will still be in place as are exemptions for our hearing-impaired students and staff.

Face coverings must be worn on college transport, unless you have a legitimate exemption.

Testing

We already have a testing facility in the Corner Lounge at the University Centre. This will remain, but it will be joined by other facilities at Skegness, The Academy Grimsby and our Nunsthorpe Campus.

You will be offered the opportunity to take 3 lateral flow tests when you start back on 8 March. The tests should be 3-5 days apart. After this point we will make home testing kits available for learners who want them. All Covid testing is voluntary and we will send you information on how to book a test shortly.

Friday 5th March

Friday 5th will be a non-teaching day for you and your teachers. This is so your teachers can come into the building and make sure everything is organised and ready and to allow you a day to get everything ready you need for the following week.