Staff and visitor information
If you’re in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland and have any of the symptoms of coronavirus, you can ask for a test through the NHS website.
The Bedford College Group is providing care to vulnerable students, on an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and those whose parents/carers are critical in the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home.
The Group continues to support all of our students following the government’s announcement to close all schools and colleges to visitors from 20th March 2020 and has been open for students who are vulnerable, on an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan and students whose parents/carers are critical in the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home to access since 23rd March.
All campuses remain closed to the majority of staff except those who are supporting students in attendance until further notice.
Please be aware that the Group is currently upholding its policy to only allow staff that have been given approval to carry out essential work activities to be working back at the College.
The Covid-19 Response Team meeting continues to review this arrangement each week and currently only where work identified as essential and cannot be completed from home will be approved.
Where this is the case and formal approval has been given for individuals or teams, their line manager will be required to complete the distancing risk review to ensure that there is a plan that meets the Group's Distancing guidelines.
Each person returning to work at the College must have completed the Covid-19 training programme which they will be prompted to complete using Smartlog. Please be aware that this is in addition to completing an individual distancing risk review immediately on return.
Any person working at a campus who has not completed these key safety elements will not be permitted to remain at College. If you have any questions regarding this please contact Healthfirstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on job roles classed as critical workers can be found here.
Work placements and work experience has been stopped until further notice and will not be resumed until we receive further advice on this from the government.