Shrewsbury Colleges Group has responded to the government’s lifting of the final stage of COVID-19 restrictions.
Following the government’s lifting of the final stage of COVID-19 restrictions, the college will continue to follow the following precautions:
Wearing of face-coverings on campus
- Corridors and communal areas: Face coverings remain mandatory for students and staff in corridors and communal areas
- Workshops and specialist activities: Face coverings remain mandatory in specialist areas and where industry guidance recommends the continued use of face covers or other precautions
- Classrooms: There will be no requirement for face coverings to be worn in classrooms (existing covid measures such as front facing seating and ventilation measures already in place will remain) – wearing of face covers remains optional for all
- Outside areas: There is no requirement for face coverings when outside - wearing of face covers obviously remains optional for all.
We continue to believe that this delivers a proportionate and appropriate approach to the wearing of face coverings in line with best practice in public spaces.
We consider this to be in the best interests of all at present. We will continue to keep this under review over the coming weeks.
Vaccinations for 16 and 17-Year-Olds
Young people living in Shropshire Telford and Wrekin aged 16 and 17 are now able to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at one of the local vaccination clinics. We would encourage all our students to get vaccinated.
Young people within this age group can get their jab at any of the walk-in clinics across the county. The walk-in clinics offer a convenient option as people can drop in at any time between the advertised opening hours without making an appointment.
We need all students to have completed two Lateral Flow Device tests before term starts. The results of these tests need to be shared with the college via the COVID test results form available here.
If you are not able to do an LFD test, for example, because you have had a positive PCR test in the last 90 days, then you can register your reasons for opting out by using the same link.
It is important that you test twice before the start of term. Therefore, please do the following:
- Do your first LFD test on either 31 August or 1 September 2021 and register the result with the college using the link above
- Do your second LFD test on either 3 or 4 September 2021 and register the result with the college using the link above
Students coming to college for the first time in September have been issued with testing kits as part of enrolment. Returning students can collect testing kits from reception at London Road Campus during the holidays between 8.30am and 4pm. Alternatively, the links below give details of where test kits are available:
Please note that any test results registered before 31 August will be ignored.
If you get a positive LFD test result
If either of your lateral flow device tests returns a positive result, please ensure you self-isolate, follow government guidance and complete a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test within 2 days to confirm the result.
A PCR test can be booked via www.gov.uk or by calling 119.
Should the PCR test return a negative result your self-isolation will cease immediately.