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NTC Covid-19 update

NTC Covid-19 update

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Senior Leadership Team has been actively managing the situation to ensure, as much as possible, the safety of everyone associated with NTC. We have carried out risk assessments, introduced new signage and prepared contingency plans based on the latest advice from the UK government, Public Health England, and other appropriate regulatory bodies.

The College will continue to closely monitor the situation and will take all appropriate and necessary steps, as required by official advice, to keep you as safe as possible. The safety of everyone at a COVID-19 secure NTC is a top priority. The College has an Outbreak Control Plan and this will be followed when necessary. This states how the College will support those who have received a positive Covid-19 test result; what actions will be taken on campus and how we will inform those who have been in contact with the person.

19 July 2021 update

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement that England is moving to Step 4 of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown, we have made some phased changes to life on campus so that we cautiously move forwards and open up more. The R number is still above 1 and we need to be mindful that cases in many areas are still sadly rising.

First things first, we are still having socially distanced coffee in the café at 11am each midweek morning so if you are on campus, we’d love to see you there!

  • We expect anyone coming to the campus to take a Lateral Flow Device test before they come and only to come if the result is negative.
  • The maximum room numbers in rooms and buildings have been removed. The floor markings will not be lifted immediately but we have covered up the number icon on the banners.
  • Face coverings should still be worn in corridors and common areas.
  • An appropriate social distance should be kept at all times.
  • Regular use of the hand sanitisers when entering or leaving a building.
  • Scanning the QR code in the library, classrooms or Dene House. You must register your presence when you are on campus

There is a booking system on Moodle if you need to book a study space in one of the classrooms on campus. You must also register your presence on arrival as not everyone who books a study space, actually comes in.

As home testing kits are now available to all adults in England, we expect that anyone coming to campus has a negative test before they come. Tests can be ordered online via https//www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests . Test kits are also available from Reception in the White House. There are lots of places where you can pick up a home test kit – use your postcode to find your nearest location https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/  If you are on campus, you will need to register your attendance via a QR code, wear a mask, maintain social distancing and use the hand sanitisers available at all entry and exit points.

We want to care well for all our students so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns – the best way to contact us is still via email as the majority of faculty and staff are working from home.

Current students will receive updates from the Dean as we adapt to the changing government guidance during this pandemic. Please look out for any emails as we continue to advise and support you in your studies.

o find out more information about the plans NTC have put in place please see below: