Latest update on Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
What we are doing to protect our students, staff and visitors against the spread and impact of coronavirus
Desperate times call for desperate measures. In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic that has engulfed the entire globe, we’re taking precautionary steps to protect members of our community as well as their families from the risk of infection and to provide as much support and advice as we can. Our most important consideration in everything we do is the health, well being and safety of students and staff and people related to this prestigious Institute.
Our priority is to keep you safe during this time and to give you the support that you need.
- We moved to deliver teaching online from Tuesday &th June where possible.
- We're not doing any face-to-face teaching, supervision and academic support at the moment.
- To keep everyone safe, you should always follow the Government's measures around staying at home and go out only when necessary.
It is very important to us that we provide protection for our staff community and their families. As many staff as possible started to work from home from Monday 6 April. This has meant changes to how we work and communicate and we will continue to provide guidance as you adjust to teaching online and working remotely
Visitors to School Premises
In line with the new Government measures around staying at home, we ask you not
to visit the school premises if you are an external visitor. This includes any prospective
students thinking about studying with us.
All public events on campus are suspended and we’re offering online alternatives where we can.
- Symptoms of COVID-19 Based on current evidence, the main symptoms of COVID-19 are a cough, a high temperature and, in severe cases, shortness of breath. The majority of people with COVID-19 have recovered without the need for any specific treatment, as is the case for the common cold or seasonal flu.
- What to do if you have symptoms If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 14 days from when your symptoms started. Symptoms include a high temperature and/or a new, continuous cough. You do not need to call NCDC to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 14 days, contact the NCDC immediately on 0800-970000-10 (Toll-Free Call Centre) If you have symptoms do not go to a pharmacy or hospital. For a medical emergency dial 0800-970000-10. Visit the NCDC website for full information about coronavirus, including answers to common questions. The government website also has useful up-to-date material.
- Stopping the spread of germs The NCDC has issued the following advice on the best way to slow the spread of almost any germs, including Coronavirus. Do's: - Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds - Always wash your hands when you get home or into work - Use hand sanitizer gel if soap and water are not available - Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) you cough or sneeze or simply cough/sneeze into your elbow - Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards - Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell Don'ts: -Touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean - When on campus, as with any other area, staff and students are encouraged to adopt social distancing measures to help protect our community. This means keeping a distance of at least two metres between people and avoiding gatherings of more than two people in public.