Remember FACTs and Protect Our College Community

As Scotland moves to a five-tier Strategic Framework aimed at containing the Coronavirus outbreak across the country, the College wants to remind all staff and students to remember FACTs and to protect our College community during these difficult times.

  • Face coverings
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean your hands regularly
  • Two-metre distance
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms
Face Coverings and Exemptions

Regulations enacted by the Scottish Government make the wearing of face coverings in indoor communal areas compulsory. Face coverings must therefore be worn in corridors, toilets, communal spaces and canteens by all staff and students.

Of course, for a number of reasons, some people will be exempt from wearing a face covering. The College encourages people with an exemption to request a free card from the Scottish Government’s Exempt.Scot website.  

Self-Isolate and Book A Test If You Develop Symptoms

It is vital that staff and students self-isolate immediately and book a test if they develop any Covid-19 symptoms (new continuous cough, fever or loss of – or change in – sense of smell or taste).

You should self-isolate at home for 10 days if you have Covid-19 symptoms or have tested positive for it. If you live with someone who has symptoms or has tested positive, or if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, you will be asked to self-isolate at home for 14 days.

In both of these circumstances, you should not attend the College for any reason. Please remain at home for the entire self-isolation period and keep the College updated of your testing status.

Covid-19 Protection Levels

A new system of local protection levels has been introduced in Scotland to reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Make sure you check the protection level for your area and find out what you can and cannot do under each level.

A Safe, Phased Return to Our Campuses

Remembering FACTs is a vital way of protecting our College community. Please see here for more information on the College’s work to ensure a safe, phased return to our campuses through and out of the Coronavirus crisis.

The College would like to thank everyone again for adhering to the Covid-19 rules, protecting yourselves and, in doing so, keeping others safe.