Coronavirus response update - 26.06.20
Coronavirus response update 26th June 2020
I hope this finds you and your family safe and well.
No new updates today other than to repeat a few reminders:
We have had another successful day in college for those students invited to attend. We look forward to meeting those students who have been invited over the next week.
Please emphasise to your sons and daughters that they should only attend college if they have received an invitation. We cannot allow them onto site if they do not have a booked session as we are required to know who is on site for NHS Track and Trace purposes.
Again, online lessons are proving to be a big hit, with hundreds of hours of live teaching sessions taking place this week. Please pass on our thanks to your sons and daughters for continuing to engage with their studies; it’s really important.
If you haven’t already, please watch the short video we have created about returning to college and read the list of ‘Dos and Don’ts’ before coming in. The return to college documents can be found at https://www.asfc.ac.uk/student-life/college-reopening.
As we prepare for further changes to the rules we should all follow to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is more important than ever to adhere to the rules of social distancing, and hand and respiratory hygiene. The advice on this can be found at:
- What are the symptoms?: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/
- Social Distancing rules: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing
- What you can and cannot do: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
- The use of public transport: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do
- Track and trace: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works
- Stay safe outside your home: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-safe-outside-your-home/staying-safe-outside-your-home#keep-your-hands-and-face-as-clean-as-possible
- Stay at home guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection
The college is a safe place to return to; we have worked hard to ensure that any risk is minimised. The health and safety of all members of our college community is paramount.
As I’m sure you are aware, Marcus Rashford’s campaign to change the Government’s decision not to provide free school meals vouchers over the summer period was successful. The college is eligible for the scheme and we will continue use the voucher scheme as we have been doing for a number of weeks now. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide free college meals for those students who would have normally left us at the end of this academic year.
That’s all for today.
Take care, look after yourself, your families and each other; be patient and stay positive.