Covid-19: Update regarding Absence

As you may know the Scottish Government has stopped PCR testing for Covid-19 and free handouts of Lateral Flow Test (LFT) kits.

This means that if you are unwell and think that you may have Covid-19 you may not be able to obtain a positive test result unless you still have access to a LFT.

With that in mind we’re asking all students to adhere to the following:

  • If you have flu-like symptoms (including a fever) don’t come into College, but if well enough, please attend lessons virtually if possible.
  • If you have cold or cough symptoms you can come into College.
  • If you develop flu-like symptoms while on campus please let a member of staff know so that we can ensure appropriate cleaning of classrooms to stop any potential spread.
  • If you can’t attend College either on campus or virtually due to Covid/flu-like symptoms it will be recorded as an Authorised Absence.

Please note: NHS guidance remains that Under 18s should isolate for 3 days if they have a fever, while for over 18s that rises to 5 days.