From Friday 1 April the government have introduced a number of changes to measures and guidance for managing COVID-19 in education.
This updated guidance states that students who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. Students should return to college when they no longer have a high temperature and are well enough to attend.
Free covid 19 tests are no longer universally available, and the college can no longer distribute test kits.
Staff or students who do test, and get a positive result, should stay at home and avoid contact with others for five days (government guidance reduces this to three days for everyone 18 and under but the College recommends five days for all which is when you are most infectious). The day you take the test is classed as day zero.
If staff are unable to test but have a respiratory infection, and have a high temperature or feel unwell, they should stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.