OUR PRIORITY is to ensure the safety and welfare of all students, staff, your families, and our local community. When we welcome students in the new academic year, starting in September, we will ensure our facilities at the College meet all the Government guidelines. Covid 19 has had a major effect on our country and the whole world. We have reviewed and amended all our risk assessments, and health and safety procedures, to ensure that we are meeting all the national and local advice, and we are doing everything possible to welcome students back safely. So what measures are in place?

  • We are only inviting students into College when the Government indicates that it is the right time to do so.,
  • Effective infection protection and control, with sanitising stations in all buildings – you will not have to look far to access protection.
  • Cleaning hands more often than usual, and for 20 seconds with running water and anti-bacterial soapwash, ensuring that all parts of the hands are cleaned.
  • Minimising contact with individuals who are unwell by ensuring that those who may have coronavirus symptoms, or who have someone in their household who does, does not attend College.
  • Providing a one-way system of movement on the campus, and keeping social distancing, for the enrolment system, with hand sanitiser stations and an online enrolment facility that many students can access.
  • Ensuring good respiratory hygiene by promoting the ‘catch it, bin it, kill it’ approach.
  • Cleaning frequently touched surfaces often using standard products, such as detergents and bleach.
  • Minimising contact and mixing by altering, as much as possible, the environment (such as classroom layout) and timetables (such as staggered break times).
  • Supplementing remote education with face to face support for students in reduced class sizes.
  • More online learning facilities and resources, but also face to face (at a distance) teaching to meet the needs of students.
  • A deep cleaned College with many refurbished areas.
  • Ensuring bins are emptied more often throughout the day for tissues and similar.
  • PPE for vulnerable students as required.

Most of the above actions have already been achieved, and the rest can only be implemented once the new academic year starts but, rest assured, each and every detail has been considered and plans are in place to see to it that Stanmore students, new and existing, return to education in a safe and healthy environment from both physical and emotional perspectives.