How we are are keeping you safe at college

A one-way system where possible

Dedicated hand sanitiser stations

Staggered timetables

Additional cleaning

Continued mental health and wellbeing support

We are here for you

Our Intensive Support Team are always here to support you with any mental health or wellbeing issues.  Additional support during the start of term includes:

An extended induction programme with an interactive resource hub

Support groups and a parent and carer welcome event

A programme of workshops across the academic year.  

Live chat

Providing a safe and secure learning environment

How you can protect yourself and others at college

Frequently wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and running water or use hand sanitiser

Always wear a face covering when moving around campus (unless you are exempt)

Follow social distancing guidelines, on and off campus, even when wearing a face covering

Look out for safety signs and floor markings

Wear your college ID badge and lanyard and make sure it's always visible

If you cough or sneeze remember to “catch it, bin it, kill it”

Do not attend college if you or any of your household have any coronavirus symptoms

Cover your face

You must wear face coverings when moving around campus to protect yourself and others.

Don't forget to:

  • wash or sanitise your hands before putting on your face covering and when removing it
  • avoid touching the front of your face covering when you are wearing or removing it
  • dispose of temporary face coverings in the bin
  • place reusable face coverings in a plastic bag when not in use

Make space

Let's keep working together and make space to keep safe, on and off campus!

Don't forget to:

  • keep 2 metres apart where possible
  • follow our one-way systems
  • keep socially distancing even when wearing a face covering

When should you attend college?

All students should attend on the days and times that you have been asked to attend.

When should you not attend college?

  • If you or any of your household has coronavirus symptoms
  • If you have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 10 days
  • If you have recently had a COVID test and are waiting for your results
  • If you have been advised not to attend by a doctor or NHS professional
  • If you have been advised to stay at home by Public Health or NHS Test and Trace 

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus here.

Tips for travelling to college

Allow extra time for travel

Wear a face mask if using public transport

Check the guidelines of your transport provider before travel

Pay by contactless on a bus or use your pass

Frequently asked questions

You will need to ring us and let us know on 0300 770 8000

You need to enter via the main entrance, sanitise your hands and go straight to your classroom or workshop

You should inform your teacher and make arrangements to leave college immediately. If you are waiting to be collected, your teacher will find you a room to isolate until collected.  You should then follow Government guidelines for self isolating and testing and let us know your test result immediately.

The main symptoms are:

  • A high temperature and tiredness
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

If there is anything you feel anxious or concerned about, please speak to your tutor in the first instance.

Yes! Anyone with COVID symptoms can get a test. When you receive your results, please let us know straight away.

Yes, we have published our group-wide policy on our Education Partnership North East website, which you can access here