Buckinghamshire College Group would like to reassure all staff, students, parents and business partners that it is following the Public Health guidance issued by the Government and its agencies.
Update: 12th May 2021
Dear Students and Parents
I am sure you have all heard the Prime Minister outlining the next stage of the roadmap from May 17th and the good news of continued reduction in transmission rates. I’m sure we are all looking forward to cautiously moving to the next stage.
You will have heard the government’s recommendations for face coverings for schools and colleges from May 17th. Based on having 100% of our students back 100% on campus for a relatively short time, the College is intending to have a cautious phased approach to the wearing of face coverings. Therefore,
- From May 17th face coverings will no longer be required to be worn in classrooms or workshops. Other control measures already in place in classrooms and workshops should continue. Staff and students who have been individually risk assessed as requiring to wear face coverings should continue
- From May 17th face coverings will continue to be required to be worn around the College, in corridors, toilets and communal areas i.e Learning Centres as before
- From June 7th (after half term) face coverings will no longer be required to be worn around the College for students aged 16-18, in corridors, toilets and communal areas i.e Learning Centres. Staff, Adult students and visitors will still be required to wear face coverings in communal areas. Other control measures already in place including socially distancing and hand washing must continue. Students aged 16-18 may choose to wear face coverings in these areas if they wish or if individual risk assessment identify face coverings as a personal control measure.
- We will, as always continue to monitor transmission rates throughout this phased approach and make any adjustments if needed.
Principal and Chief Executive
For further information please refer to https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public which is updated daily at 14:00.