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This is the weekly update where you will find information about confirmed cases of COVID-19 at Shrewsbury Colleges Group. This page contains information about how we are supporting students and staff. This page is updated weekly.

This update covers Monday 19th October through to Sunday 25th October.

Weekly Confirmed Cases

This data is for:

  • Students and teachers at Welsh Bridge Campus
  • Students and teachers at English Bridge Campus
  • Students and teachers at London Road Campus
  • Onsite Apprentices

We have approximately 550 staff and 5,000 students across the three campuses.

Weekly new confirmed cases

Date

Student / Staff

Campus

Course / subjects

Mon 19th

1

London Road

Health and Social Care teacher

 

1

London Road

Accounts teacher

 

1

Welsh Bridge

Psychology, Biology, English Literature & French

Tues 20th

     

Wed 21st  

     

Thurs 22nd

     

Fri 23rd  

1

London Road

Access to HE

Sat 24th

     

Sun 25th

1

London Road

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport

*This student had already been isolating due to suspected symptoms in their household and was last in College on 9th October. Because the affected student correctly followed the guidance and stayed away from College as a precaution no other students or staff are affected and no one else needs to self-isolate. We have also confirmed to those staff and students in that student’s groups that they are not close contacts and therefore do not need to self-isolate.


What happens if someone at SCG tests positive for COVID-19?
The following actions will typically take place when there is a positive test for COVID-19 amongst students and staff.

  • Identification of close contacts within classes to ensure that they self-isolate
  • Communication with close contacts within the class to ensure that they self-isolate for the necessary period of time
  • Notifying wider college services so that necessary steps can be taken, such as additional deep cleaning
  • Liaise with local health protection teams and NHS
  • Providing guidance and support to students and staff who are self-isolating

If you haven’t been contacted regarding being in close contact with the infected person, then you are to attend college as normal.

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How we are supporting students
We have a range of measures in place to support students who need to self-isolate due to Covid-19.
We understand that this will be a challenging time for students and will provide them with detailed information and support throughout their self-isolation period.

This includes:

  • Ensuring that students know what to do if they have symptoms of Covid-19, and providing clear guidance on how to access an NHS test
  • Regular communication from our Covid co-ordinator and other college teams
  • Clear guidance on how to self-isolate and for how long
  • Supporting students to remain in their households, and delivering clear communications to them throughout self-isolation
  • Offering support through our Student Services team and our Health and Wellbeing teams

How we are supporting staff

We have a range of measures in place to support staff who need to self-isolate due to Covid-19, including;

  • Guidance on notifying the college if they test positive for Covid-19
  • Clear guidance on self-isolation
  • Support for staff that need to care for a family member
  • Flexibility for those who need to adjust their working hours

Suspected COVID symptoms process

This is the College’s process if a student is absent due to suspected COVID symptoms;

  1. If the student has concerns about whether they might have COVID symptoms please use the NHS 111 online COVID symptom checking service https://111.nhs.uk/service/COVID-19 or Call NHS111 to check whether their symptoms may be COVID related before coming into College and before reporting their absence as being due to possible COVID symptoms. This will avoid unnecessary absences/missed lessons.
  2. If the student indicates that they are absent because of possible COVID symptoms they may be contacted and asked to confirm some relevant information needed as part of the College’s COVID measures.
  3. Students must let the College know the date of their test once booked and the result of their test as soon as possible. If their test is delayed, please also let us know.
  4. If the student has indicated that they are absent because of possible COVID symptoms, then they are not allowed to return to College until a member of staff (normally our COVID Tracker) has confirmed by e-mail that this is appropriate. If they return to College without first obtaining this confirmation, they may be subject to disciplinary measures.

Frequently Asked Questions about SCG’s COVID Response

Do you have a question about the Shrewsbury Colleges Group’s response to the COVID19 pandemic, then view our FAQs section to find out more.

If you have a question, then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Face coverings at College

Please see the latest guidance on the wearing of face coverings at College.

Monday 19th October through to Sunday 25th October.

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