Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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City of Glasgow College is closely following the Scottish Government's four phase route map out of lockdown.  Scotland has now moved to Phase 3 of the route map for coming out of lockdown -  key dates for future changes.

Please check this page which is updated regularly as are our social media channels.

Stay Safe, Protect Others, Save Lives.

The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

  • A high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature).
  • A new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual).
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

To protect others, do not go to places like a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital if you have any of these symptoms. Get a test to check if you have coronavirus and stay at home until you get your result.

For more information please visit the NHS webpages.

The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus. You should

  • Wear a face covering.
  • Avoid crowded places.
  • Clean hands and surfaces regularly.
  • Stay 2m away from other people.
  • Work/study from home where possible.
  • Self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms.

See what you can and cannot do to help suppress the virus.

For the most up to date information see the Government website or the Scottish Government website

What is City of Glasgow College doing about coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Our college is acting on advice from sources including the FCO, WHO, NHS and Health Protection Scotland and we are closely following the Scottish Government's four stage route map out of lockdown. 

Student, staff health and wellbeing, and that of our wider college community continues to be our top priority.  That has been our utmost consideration when planning our blended learning approach which includes a combination of online and on-campus study for academic year 2020/21. It has also meant a tremendous amount of work to get our campuses ready. Our buildings are open with a range of strict health and safety measures in place including the two metre social distancing rule, in line with the current government and expert medical advice.  

What does that mean for academic year 2020/21?

For now, that severely restricts our ability to timetable as many face-to-face teaching and events held on campus as we had hoped. To ensure we continue to deliver an excellent student experience, most of our courses will be delivered online from 14 September and during most of block 1. As government advice updates, our plans will adapt too. We've put together a list of FAQs for staff and students about What to Expect for Session 20/21.

How can I look after my mental health during this time?

The NHS has advice on how to take care of your mental health during this time of advised social distancing, including:

  • Stay in touch with family and friends via phone, messaging or video. 
  • Talk about your worries.
  • Look after your body by eating healthily, limiting alcohol, avoiding smoking and drugs and exercising by going for a walk or run if you can or doing a home workout.
  • Limit the amount of news you consume, particularly if it makes you feel anxious.
  • Carry on with the hobbies you enjoy or pick up new ones. 
  • Stick with daily routines.
  • Try relaxation techniques
  • Keep your mind active.
  • Have a look at our Mental Health and Wellbeing pages.

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