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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.

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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  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.