College COVID Information
COVID Checklist and FAQs
All students are required to adhere to all elements of the College COVID checklist when on the College campus. There are hand sanitisers in place in every building and classroom.
A copy of the College COVID checklist and FAQs can be found on Godalming Online and the Parents’ Portal.
All students are required to wear a face covering in indoor communal areas and corridors. Students are also reminded to wear face coverings on public transport.
Self-Isolating/Symptoms of the Virus
You must self-isolate immediately if:
• You have any of the symptoms of the virus which are new persistent cough, high temperature, loss of sense of taste or smell
• You’ve tested positive for COVID
• You live with someone who has symptoms or who has tested positive
• You are told to self-isolate by the NHS Track and Trace process
• You arrive from a country that has a high COVID risk
Informing the College
• If you develop symptoms of COVID, you must NOT come to College and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when the symptoms appeared and then arrange to have a test. This is the case even if symptoms go away after you first start self-isolating.
• Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119.
Additional Guidance on self-isolation:
• If you are identified as a close contact of an individual who has tested positive you will need to isolate for 14 days from the date of last contact with that person
• The fourteenth day needs to be a full day, so, for example if the last date of contact was a Wednesday, you would come out of quarantine on the Thursday two weeks later
• You don’t need to get tested (unless you become symptomatic). Others in your household who come into contact with you but who didn’t come into contact with the COVID positive person don’t need to isolate (unless you become symptomatic)
• Others outside of your household (fellow students, friends, work colleges, etc.) who came into contact with you but who didn’t come into contact with the COVID positive person don’t need to isolate (unless you test positive)
• If you have been identified as a close contact and do get a test, even if that test result is negative, you must remain in isolation for 14 days of last contact
• If you have received a positive test result, you must isolate for 10 days from the onset of symptoms (or the date of the test if asymptomatic). Your household must isolate for 14 days
See further guidance on self-isolation
You are expected to attend all your lessons, whether in College or online, unless you are not well enough to do so.
Please stick to our College mantra: KEEP SAFE, KEEP DISTANCE, KEEP LEARNING
Everyone at the College is doing their best and working very hard to ensure that everyone adheres to the guidelines. Everyone has a responsibility to keep each other safe.
As this continues to be a rapidly changing situation, the College will update students/parents as required.