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Advice for Parents and Carers

During the coronavirus pandemic, we will be updating this page with advice and guidance for the parents and carers of students.

Having opened our Colleges in line with Government guidance at the beginning of the new Academic Year, we've been working hard to ensure we remain a Covid-secure organisation. This Academic Year is being delivered in a different way to previous years, and we are taking a number of extra precautions to ensure that we remain a coronavirus safe organisation. These include grouping students into bubbles, and ensuring that there are no interactions between these bubbles. We have also created a video which sets out how your young person needs to behave at our Colleges in order to mitigate against the risk of coronavirus. Following the latest Government guidance we now require all staff and students to wear masks in communal areas of our Colleges, and are also allowing students to wear masks on a voluntary basis whilst in classroom settings. We are also reiterating the importance of remaining socially distant, and regular hand washing/sanitising in combatting the transmission of coronavirus.

Please see this flowchart for advice on the steps your young person needs to follow if they have developed coronavirus symptoms, or if they have come into contact with somebody with symptoms. 

From Monday 14 December 2020 we are also hosting Mobile Testing Units (MTUs) on our College sites at Broadstairs College, Canterbury College and Dover Technical College. These MTUs will provide accessible on-demand testing services for any asymptomatic students, their families and staff members on a voluntary basis. These services will be provided for four days and lecturers will provide more details to students.

You can stay up to date with the latest changes via our social media platforms, and also through this webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact your local College using the details below:

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