Coronavirus update from our Specialist College

We have followed government guidance for staff and a small number of staff are now working from home who have underlying health conditions or are pregnant. Due to this we have instigated some timetable changes which the students are coping with really well. Our Facilities staff have doubled their deep clean routines and we have asked staff to regularly wipe down workstations, door handles etc around College.

The announcement from Central Government yesterday was:

We are advising those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) to be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures.

This group includes those who are:

  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy

Full details are available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

I realise that these are difficult times when decisions have to be made without having the advantage of experience. If you need any support or advice and you don’t feel the webpage helps you make those decisions, please contact us and we will try to give some guidance.

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