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Guidance for Visitors to the College

All visitors are asked to monitor themselves for covid-19 symptoms before travelling to college. This measure is best practice. You can check any symptoms using the NHS 111 Online service here.

Please note that visitors to College are permitted strictly by appointment only.

If you are visiting the College with an appointment, please ensure that:
  • You do not have symptoms of COVID-19;
  • You have not been advised by NHS Test and Trace to self-isolate
  • You do not have any members of your household who are displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
  • You have not recently (within the last 2 weeks) returned from a country that requires 14day self-isolation upon return to the UK.
Once on site please ensure that:
  • You sign in on arrival
  • You wash and/or sanitise your hands when you arrive and as necessary during your visit
  • You carry a mask or face covering and wear it as required
  • You maintain a safe distance (at least 1 metre, and ideally two meters) from other people at all times
  • You use tissues whenever you need to cough or sneeze, disposing safely of your used tissues in a lidded bin and washing your hands immediately.
The College has comprehensive processes in place to keep the community safe.
Further details are available on request, but key points include:
  • We have developed a clear protocol and provision in the event of a member of staff or pupil presenting with COVID-19 symptoms while at College. This includes clearly defined safe areas for isolation until an individual can safely travel home.
  • We have put in place enhanced handwashing facilities. This includes the installation of hand gel dispensers at all external entry points
  • We are asking all staff, students and visitors to wear masks in corridors, and other shared areas.
  • We have put in place a comprehensive communications plan, delivered through posters across the site and verbal reminders from staff, to ensure good hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • We have significantly enhanced cleaning provision. All our cleaning personnel have received specific training on cleaning for Covid-19.
To support NHS Track and Trace and to help contain COVID-19 clusters or outbreaks, the College will assist by keeping a temporary record of visitors and contractors for 21 days, and assisting NHS Track and Trace with requests for that data if needed.
  • Records will be held in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for COVID-19 (which can be up to 14 days) and an additional 7 days to allow time for testing and tracing. After 21 days, these records will be securely disposed of or deleted.
  • Where possible, all face to face meeting should be avoided, encouraging visits and meetings via remote connection/working.
  • Approval must be obtained from the College for the visit to go ahead. The visit must be deemed an essential service. 
  • Scheduling for essential services and contractor visits may be revised to reduce interaction and overlap between people on site.
  1. Records shall be maintained of all visitors
  2. The onsite guidance on social distancing and hygiene measures are explained to visitors on arrival
  3. The number of visitors on-site at any one time is limited
  4. Visitor time should be limited to a specific time window, as agreed prior to the visit