A Safe, Phased Return to Our Campuses

In line with Scottish Government guidance, from Monday 19 April the College will commence a phased return for on campus teaching and learning for students whose learning is time-sensitive and critical to them successfully completing their studies.

Further information will be available to those students coming back on campus via their course leaders. Please find below some important updates and reminders which we hope you find helpful.

10 Things You Need To Know When On Campus:

Maintain social distancing where possible when on the College campus. Remember: keep left, keep apart

Wear a face covering when using public transport on your way to and from College

Face coverings should be worn in indoor communal areas throughout the campus, such as corridors, libraries and toilets, at all times. In Level 3 and 4 areas, face coverings must also be worn in classrooms and workshops.

Follow the new signage when entering, moving around and leaving the campus

Lifts will have limited capacity – if you can, use the stairs and keep the lifts free for people who need them

Do not attend the College if you, or anyone in your household, has symptoms or has tested positive for Covid-19

Teams of staff will rotate around campuses cleaning high-touch areas throughout the day

Ensure desks are clear and that surfaces and equipment are cleaned before and after personal use

Use the sanitising stations and materials provided by the College and wash your hands regularly

We will provide a limited grab-and-go catering service, with a selection of sandwiches and wraps on offer

IMPORTANT UPDATE ON FACE-COVERINGS & EXEMPTIONS

The government guidance on face-coverings has been updated. It is now mandatory for students to wear face coverings in all indoor classrooms, workshops and communal areas on our campuses -even where 2 metre social distancing can be maintained. If you refuse to wear a face covering and do not have an exemption, then you will be told to leave the Campus immediately.

If student behaviour towards any member of staff who is challenging the absence of a face covering is deemed to be unacceptable, the Student Disciplinary Procedure will be applied.

Of course, some students will be exempt under the Scottish Government’s guidelines. Anyone who has an exemption from wearing a face covering is encouraged to evidence this in the form of a WCS exemption card and lanyard. This will prevent you from being asked questions about your exemption.

To register for an exemption card and lanyard CLICK HERE.

MAKE SURE YOU RECORD YOUR SICKNESS ABSENCE!

The College recognises that, during the year, students may become unwell or have difficulties in attending due to other circumstances (e.g. caring responsibilities).

To ensure an absence is recorded appropriately and for the College to offer the most appropriate support, it is important to ensure you keep staff informed about an absence and any additional support required.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or been told to self-isolate you can let the College know by completing the following Office 365 account form – for all other absence queries please click here.

GET IN THE KNOW AND DOWNLOAD THE COLLEGE MYDAY APP

Download the WCS MyDay app to your phone or tablet to access all college systems for students in one place, plus keep up to date with news and information from around the college. It’s also your Digital Student Card and Discount Card.

FOR MORE INFO ON MYDAY AND TO DOWNLOAD CLICK HERE

REMEMBER FACTS 

Throughout the Coronavirus crisis, the College follows government guidance and key public health measures have been put in place throughout our campuses to stop the spread of the virus. Please be mindful, that it will take time to establish the impact of the vaccines on transmission of the virus, so it’s important that students adhere to the rules on campus and continue to follow FACTS at all times: 

  • Face coverings
  • Avoid crowded places
  • Clean your hands regularly
  • Two-metre distance

Self-isolate and book a test if you have symptoms.