Coronavirus

Measures to keep the College community safe:

North East Scotland College has confirmed a range of measures designed to ensure a safe and engaging experience in 2021/22.

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Plans for 2021/22 session

North East Scotland College has confirmed a range of measures designed to ensure a safe and engaging experience in 2021/22.

The College – with its three main campuses at Aberdeen City, Altens and Fraserburgh – will once again employ a blended learning model until October 2021 initially and then reviewed.

This will include a mix of activity on campus, live online learning through the NESCol Virtual Learning Environment and structured remote learning activities which give students flexibility in their schedule.

Access to campuses will be carefully managed to limit numbers as part of a range of measures for 2021/22. These include:

  • Face coverings must be worn in all public areas and learning spaces. This includes corridors, lifts, learning areas, libraries, social spaces and dining facilities, classrooms and workshops. These can be removed when seated to eat or drink. Those with an exemption are not required to wear a face covering.
  • Maintain physical distancing. A 1-metre rule is in place throughout the College and must be observed. This includes dining and social spaces. The only exception is for risk-assessed activities approved by staff.
  • Avoid gathering in groups and follow one-way systems where those are in place.
  • Ensure regular hand washing using sanitising stations available. Increased cleaning regimes are also in place.
  • Do not attend College if you experience any Coronavirus symptoms. Anyone displaying symptoms should stay at home and book an NHS test.

The College continues to support the distribution of lateral flow test kits to students and staff as well as the use of the Protect Scotland app and Test and Protect contact tracing as part of a strategy designed not only to prevent the spread of Coronavirus but also to minimise the likelihood of self-isolation.

Students who are attending campus should test twice weekly. Tests can be obtained by contacting centraladmin@nescol.ac.uk .

If you test positive, either through a lateral flow test or PCR test, it is essential you notify your lecturer or tutor at the earliest opportunity. You should also inform the College if you are required to self-isolate.

NESCol is also actively supporting the NHS vaccination programme and will continue to share messaging and information to encourage uptake among students, staff and the College community. Further information is available at https://www.nhsinform.scot/covid-19-vaccine .