Following the Scottish Government’s announcement that regulations will be introduced to make the wearing of face coverings in indoor communal areas throughout the country compulsory, the College would like to take the opportunity to remind all students about the use of face coverings on campus.
A face covering can be made of cloth or other textiles, preferably two or three layers thick, that covers the mouth and nose. This includes non-medical masks, bandanas, scarves and other textiles. To find out how to make a face covering, please see here.
Face visors or shields are not a substitute for a face covering and should only be worn in addition to a face covering or by someone who is exempt from wearing a face covering but wishes to use a visor for a limited level of protection.
Of course, for a number of reasons, some people will be exempt from wearing a face covering on campus and will therefore not be expected to do so. The College asks for people to be aware of the exemptions and to treat each other with kindness. If you would like a Face Cover Exemption Card – please click here.
Indoor Communal Areas
Social distancing in communal areas throughout the College’s campus can be more difficult. To safeguard staff and students, face coverings must be worn in indoor communal areas. This includes corridors, toilets, communal spaces and canteens. Staff and students will not generally be required to wear a face covering in classrooms or workspaces.
A Safe, Phased Return to Our Campuses
The use of face coverings in indoor communal areas is one vital way that we can suppress Coronavirus on campus and protect 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.
Remember FACTs: Face coverings, avoid crowded places, clean hands regularly, two metre distance, and self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.