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Coronavirus Arrangements

As always, we are continuing to monitor government guidance as the Coronavirus situation evolves and will continue to update our website and social media channels with any changes. If you have any questions, please explore the Frequently Asked Questions below, and please do not hesitate to contact us – we’re here to help. 

Click here to read our latest letter to students.

 

Coronavirus Arrangements - FAQs *UPDATED 04/03/22*

Is the college open?

Yes, the college is open as normal.

Do I have to wear a mask?

The college will always maintain a positive stance in favour of wearing face coverings when necessary as part of our response to infection rates. However, this may be relaxed during periods of low case numbers and associated lower risk.

Based on current ongoing decreases in Covid rates, we have relaxed the rules around face coverings in college from Mon. 7 March 2022. Staff and students will not be required to wear face coverings in communal areas. Whilst the mandatory requirement for face coverings at college will be removed for the time being, we do still encourage you to continue taking measures to keep each other safe. This might include wearing a face covering in particularly busy communal areas and being mindful of others’ personal space.

We do ask that face coverings are still worn when using lifts, given the confined space.

Please do be aware that should case numbers rise either within the college or locally/nationally, we will revert to making face masks mandatory again in order to continue to maintain low levels of transmission and keep everyone safe.

What other safety measures are in place at the college?

The City of Liverpool College is committed to following all government guidance throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and also takes additional measures to keep students and staff safe. Government guidance is always evolving and our measures are under continual, ongoing review. Some of the measures we are taking include: 

  • Guidance and information available for all students and staff on how to stay safe and keep others safe. 
  • Ensuring those with symptoms of Covid-19 do not attend college with clear guidance and information on this for all students and staff.

 

Is Covid testing still available at the college?

As per government guidance, students and staff are no longer required to test. 

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should stay at home for 5 days (or 3 days if you are under 18) and can return to college if you feel well enough after this point.

Someone in my household has tested positive for Covid-19, can I still come to college?

If a member of your household is positive with Covid-19, you do not need to isolate unless you have symptoms of Covid-19. If you have symptoms, you should stay at home for 5 days (or 3 days if you are under 18) and can return to college if you feel well enough after this point.

What is the college's current guidance on self-isolation?

National restrictions have recently changed and the legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for Covid no longer applies. However, whilst it is no longer a legal requirement, it is still government guidance to isolate if you have symptoms or test test positive. If you test positive for Covid, you should not come to college for 5 days (or 3 days if you are under 18) and should let your tutor know that you will be absent. You will not need to take a Covid test. If you feel well enough at the end of the isolation period, you can return to college as normal. 

How do I report a coronavirus case?

You must let your tutor know if you have Covid and/or are isolating and unable to attend lessons. You should stay at home and follow government guidance.

 

I am feeling anxious about coronavirus, who can I talk to?

We are here to help you. Please click here for full information on how to access support services.

Can I still apply?

Yes! The College is open for applications.  You can apply for college courses here 

I've already applied, what will happen with my application?

If you’ve received an offer from us, please be assured that nothing has changed and your offer still stands. If you’re still waiting to hear back from us, we are still processing applications daily and will be writing to you shortly to confirm your place at The City of Liverpool College.

Can the college still conduct visits to employers' sites for apprentices?
Yes, as long as the employer has completed the college’s online risk assessment. Online risk assessments have already been sent to all employers but if you need another copy of the link, please contact your assessor.
How can I access student services?

You can contact student services using the email addresses below:

LRC enquiries: lrc@liv-coll.ac.uk

VLE and e-Learning enquiries: vlesupport@shared-ed.ac.uk 

Student finance enquiries: studentfinance@liv-coll.ac.uk 

Childcare and nursery enquiries: childcare@liv-coll.ac.uk 

IT helpdesk support: helpdesk@liv-coll.ac.uk 

Careers Advice and Guidance – email: careersadvice@liv-coll.ac.uk / tel: 0151 252 3607

There is also key information for students, and access to the VLE and other learning resources via the student intranet: https://my.liv-stu.co.uk/

I am worried about the work that I/my child may have missed last year due to the disruption of the pandemic. Will the college help with this?

At the City of Liverpool College, students are at the centre of everything we do. We are committed to providing a high-quality education and learning experience for all students.

We know that students have had significant disruption to their education due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, whether that be with us here at the College or at school. It is important to us that students are supported to catch up and develop their skills.

To help students catch up, we will be delivering a comprehensive programme of tuition support across the college for our 16-19 study programme students, over and above their planned delivery for this academic year. All students who have not yet achieved a grade 4 in English and/or maths, have outstanding assessment objectives from last year, and those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are eligible for additional help and will be able to access small group (1 to 3 or max 1 to 5), tuition with us at the College.

Wherever possible, we will also support students who have achieved grade 4 in English and/or maths but need that extra level of support to reach their potential in their chosen field of study.

We have identified four core cohorts that we will be targeting over the year:

1.   November resits for GCSE English and maths – intensive preparation

2.   GCSE English and maths catch up support

3.   Functional and basic skills support

4.   Non-English and maths support – includes vocational, academic, and technical catch up sessions.

I have another query, who should I contact?

Members of our College Information team are available via: