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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.

Details of the Walk-in and Pop-up clinics can be found here.

COVID Testing

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:

  1. Do your first LFD test on either 31 August or 1 September 2021 and register the result with the college using the link above
  2. 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:

COVID-19 testing in Shropshire

Free Covid lateral flow home testing test kits available across Shropshire

Please note that any test results registered before 31 August will be ignored.

If you do not register your test results, we will send you and your emergency contact follow up emails and texts to remind you to do so and will ask you to do two tests during the first week of term via booked appointments. If you are unable to register your result online for any reason, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to provide your test result.

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.

If positive, please do not attend college, remain in self-isolation for 10 days (as advised by NHS Track and Trace) and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. who will confirm your self-isolation end date with you and update your attendance registers accordingly to reflect that you are unable to attend classes. This will also let your teachers know so that they can arrange how best to reduce the impact on your learning.

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information and guidance.

Monday 19th October through to Sunday 25th October.

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