Latest Covid-19 (Coronavirus) information and updates for students and staff.
Last updated: 02/05/22
Scottish universities and colleges are permitted to re-open for in-person face-to-face teaching. The College will continue to focus its efforts on providing blended learning but remains hopeful for as much face-to-face teaching as possible. Students will be made aware of any changes to their teaching arrangements directly by their programme lecturers.
The Scottish Government recently confirmed that as of 18 April, the wearing of face coverings in most indoor public spaces and on public transport is no longer a legal requirement.
It remains strongly recommended however, that face coverings continue to be worn where appropriate – including in indoor crowded spaces and on public transport – as members of the public are advised to carry on taking sensible precautions to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
It is kindly requested that everyone shows respect for the concerns and anxieties of others by following the government guidance.
The Scottish Government confirmed that as of Sunday 1 May, public health advice will change to a ‘stay at home’ message, replacing self-isolation for people who have symptoms or have tested positive for Covid-19.
People who have symptoms of Covid-19 and who have a fever or are too unwell to carry out normal activities will be asked to ‘stay at home’. They will no longer be advised to take a PCR test.
Reporting sickness absence
If you do not feel well enough to work you should revert to the procedure of informing your line manager to record absence. There is no need now to complete the College self-reporting form for Covid-19 as we revert to the standard Sickness Absence Policy.
We will continue to communicate on a regular basis to provide guidance and advice and to highlight any changes in our approach.
We would like to emphasise that the College will continue to operate in line with public health, UK and Scottish Government guidance. We encourage all students, staff, and surrounding community members to practice basic hygiene precautions and follow the advice given across various UK health care organisations- HPS COVID-19 website and NHS Inform.