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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Information

The College will communicate with all applicants, students and apprentices via their College email or chosen email. All public announcements, such as site closure will also be communicated via this website. Please do not rely on social media or local news for information.

Thank you for your continued patience in these unprecedented and challenging times.

The College has introduced a centralised reporting process for staff and students who wish to report positive tests and/or that they have been told to self-isolate by NHS Track & Trace.

Please report to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. where this can then be responded to 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. This will help us make sure that students and staff are contacted in a timely manner should there be a need to self-isolate, suspend some classes, and ensure that additional cleaning of specific rooms is needed.

 All staff, students and visitors will be asked to:

    • Maintain social distancing and the general principles of personal hygiene
    • Keep to limits on the number of people in rooms
    • Follow signage/guidance and not moving furniture from the places in which it has been set out, and
    • Wear a face covering unless exempt

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Further Information

You can read more about our Health and Safety measures on the following leaflet: Staying_COVID-19_Secure_in_2020.pdf

The safety and wellbeing of our students, apprentices and staff is at the forefront of any decision we take. We realise that we may need to adapt if the government and Public Health England advice changes and we will be putting plans in place to do this if necessary. We will review this regularly and will only remain open if:

  • All Government guidance can be met, in full.
  • Individuals, College areas and work tasks have been risk assessed and appropriate mitigation measures are in place.
  • Full consultation has taken place.
  • The Principal, supported by the Executive Leadership Team and the College Board, authorises the action.

Teaching and Learning

The College continues to offer face to face learning on campus. All students and apprentices also have access to remote classes with teachers available to set work and check learning. The precise electronic mechanisms for delivery and learning will vary between subjects and courses, but they receive regular correspondence from their teachers to provide further information.

Applications

Applications remain open online for all courses with admissions staff processing them using our online systems as normal. If you have any questions about an existing application or are not sure what to study and need further information, advice or guidance then please contact us.

Further information on applying for a course can be found at www.lewisham.ac.uk/apply.

Enrolment

Further information on enrolment can be found at www.lewisham.ac.uk/enrolment

Exam results 2019/20

To be sure that we keep all of our students and staff safe at this time, we sent results out to current students by post or by providing digital access to results through the exam board websites. Find out more about how to collect your exam results or the exam appeals process by visiting our exams page.

Safeguarding

Please contact us if you need advice and guidance or further support. If you are worried about anything please contact your tutor or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

Vulnerable students and children of critical workers

All vulnerable students and children of critical workers have been contacted to ensure arrangements are in place for them to study remotely and receive support. If you have not been contacted or if you believe your child is vulnerable and needs to continue attending College please contact us on 020 3757 3000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible.

Vulnerable students

Vulnerable students include those who have a social worker and those with education, health and care (EHC) plans as well as children in need, children who have a child protection plan and those who are looked after by the local authority.

Children of critical workers

A definition of critical workers is contained here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-maintaining-educational-provision/guidance-for-schools-colleges-and-local-authorities-on-maintaining-educational-provision

Further guidance for parents and carers is available here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers/closure-of-educational-settings-information-for-parents-and-carers 

Further Information:

Staying_COVID-19_Secure_in_2020.pdf

  • International travel and College trips

    If you are planning to travel to other countries, please follow Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice and consult Government guidance on your return. Please also inform the College before returning to a College site.

    All College trips and visits have been cancelled until further notice.

  • If you feel unwell

    The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of a new continuous cough and/or high temperature. Follow the Public Health England advice if you or someone you live with present with symptoms. You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after seven days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

  • Further Information

    The DfE launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

    Phone: 0800 046 8687
    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

    You can also find the latest information updates on COVID-19 here.

 

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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

The government is monitoring the situation closely and will continue to work with the WHO and international community. For staff and students it remains business as usual across our sites and our workplaces.

Please note that, at present, this advice refers only to arrivals from Wuhan, and not the remainder of China. If you have returned from Wuhan you should:

General guidance for those planning visits to Wuhan or other destinations in China

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) maintains updated travel advice for those planning a trip to Wuhan or other destinations in China. This is available at:

www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china

Note

This advice is derived from The Department of Health and Social Care will be publishing updated data on a daily basis at 2pm until further notice:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public#situation-in-the-uk

Supplementary Q&A for individuals wishing to know more around how the UK is managing the risk:

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/