Covid-19

PUBLISHED: Thursday 21 April 2022

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Vaccinations

We’re encouraging all students, if possible, to get vaccinated against Covid-19. By getting vaccinated, it can help to protect you, your family and friends and your local community.

You can get a 1st, 2nd or 3rd booster dose of a vaccine, if you’re aged 16 or over. You can do this by booking appointments or by visiting your nearest walk-in vaccination centre. Getting your vaccine is easy. https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site provides up-to-date-information on where you can get yours.

Covid-19 testing and isolation

The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.

Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision, and children’s social care settings. Therefore, settings will no longer be able to order test kits.

What to do if you think you may have Covid-19

  • adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature
  • children and young people (under 18) who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college, or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend
  • adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days

 

If you are unwell and unable to attend College, please report your absence in the normal way:
Highbury College: 023 9232 8966 or absence@highbury.ac.uk
Portsmouth College: 023 9234 4377 or attendance@portsmouth-college.ac.uk

 

The Latest Government Guidance

The latest government advice and details on current restrictions can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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