CORONAVIRUS ADVICE FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND CARERS
13 May 2021
Following the Government announcement of the Step 3 easing of Covid-19 restrictions from 17 May, the DfE has released updated guidance for all schools and FE providers.
Face coverings in classrooms will no longer be mandatory but it is an individual choice to continue to wear a face covering. Face coverings should still be worn when moving around college sites and in communal areas.
Face coverings will remain mandatory in workshops and vocational training areas in line with government and industry-specific guidance. Social distancing measures are still in place and should be followed at all times.
The college risk assessment has also been updated and can be found HERE
15 March 2021
From Monday 15 March, we have started to welcome back some students for face to face teaching in college. If you are returning to college at this point your tutor will have contacted you to confirm this.
Over the last couple of weeks, our focus has been to encourage all our students to get a COVID-19 test before returning to college, as we are required to do. We believe that this is the right approach as it helps the identification of COVID-19 cases and reduces the spread of the virus. We will continue to follow the guidance and ask all our students to take a test before re-joining fellow students and college staff. We hope that everyone will do the right thing for the wider community.
If you don’t feel able to take part in Covid-19 testing, we will do our best to support you. Please speak to your Progress Coach or Tutor who will be able to help you.
10 March 2021
Important Student Announcement – College Reopening
We’re looking forward to welcoming you back to college soon. Face to face teaching is resuming from Monday 15 March for students who have been notified. To make sure we keep everyone as safe as possible, you will only be allowed into college if you have received a negative Covid-19 test. If you haven’t had chance to get tested or you missed your test appointment, please speak to your tutor as soon as possible. Remember your smartphone and don’t forget to register using your college email address. Please contact your tutor if you have any questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5 March 2021
All Kirklees College centres are reopening on Monday 8 March. Students should only attend in person when invited by their tutor. Remote learning is to continue for all other students. The new COVID-19 testing facility at the Huddersfield Centre is opening on 8 March for invited students with appointments. Students from other centres who require a test must attend a local community testing centre, by appointment only. Please check your letters for more information and don’t worry if you haven’t received your letter yet – all students will be contacted soon.
2 March 2021
23 February 2021
Further to the Prime Minister’s Roadmap outlined yesterday, we are very pleased to be able to invite more of our learners and staff to return to college in person from 8 March.
Kirklees College will be maintaining all of the previous COVID-19 precautions of ‘Hands Face Space’ and we will also require students and staff to be tested regularly. Further details will be released nearer the time as students are invited to attend.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
28 January 2021
Further to yesterday’s government announcement Kirklees College will remain closed to the majority of learners until at least 8 March. Further information will be available during w/c 22 February. All students to continue with online learning and check college email and VLE for regular updates.
We request that anyone who is coming into college should have a Covid-19 test at one of the Kirklees community testing centres. Find your nearest testing centre using the following link: https://kirklees.maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/findatestcenter.html
18 January 2021
5 January 2021
Following latest Government instruction in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, all Kirklees College sites are now closed until at least Monday 15 February 2021. We will continue to work hard to ensure that all our students are supported in their remote learning at this very difficult and challenging time.
For now, our message to staff and students is to stay at home unless you need to be in college. The only staff that need to be in college at the moment are those supporting the BTEC Exams during January, those that are involved in the delivery of provision to support our vulnerable learners and those required to maintain essential facilities and services. The college will remain open for exam students and vulnerable students.