Updated: 28 October 2020

The welfare of our students, staff and customers is and remains our highest priority.

Since the start of the pandemic, our approach has been based on official UK Government guidance and developed in consultation with Public Health England and the Department for Education.

Our process

We are working hard to ensure the safety and well-being of all our students and staff. In all of our colleges and sites, we have the following protocols:

  • A requirement to wear facemasks in all communal areas unless exempt for health reasons;

  • Social distancing measures in all buildings;

  • Hand sanitisers available throughout campus; and

  • An enhanced cleaning regime 

 

We are currently following best practice guidelines for notifications and updates.

 

As soon as we are aware of a positive case at one of our colleges or sites, we will inform any students and staff who may have come into contact with that person. This notification is through email and letter and is based on official guidance from the Government. 

Reporting

We have a separate process for students and staff to report an absence due to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.

The symptoms are:

  • a new, continuous cough; 

  • a high temperature; or

  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

Staff or students should report any suspected or confirmed cases to their line manager (staff) or student tutor (students).

 

Current reported cases of COVID-19

Current reported positive cases of COVID-19 across the Chichester College Group (as of 28 October 2020):

 

Number of current cases

Brinsbury 1

Chichester 10

Crawley 5

Haywards Heath 0

Worthing 1

*These figures refer to students who have reported a positive test and are currently in self-isolation. This is live data, reflecting current cases of Covid-19 (those who record negative tests or are able to return to college following a period of self-isolation are not included in these figures).

 

We are taking a range of steps to provide care and support to any of our students who test positive or who need to self-isolate to ensure that:

  • They are contacted and have opportunities to raise any personal concerns, including if they have any underlying health issues

  • They have access to government guidance and advice on self-isolation and are able to seek medical advice from a local GP if required

  • They are able to access a wide range of student support and wellbeing services

  • Those who are able can to continue to engage with their studies via remote learning

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