COVID-19: Staff FAQs

Is City of Glasgow College affected by the latest Coronavirus restrictions?

Following the Scottish Government's review of lockdown restrictions, most learning and teaching will remain online. In the period up to the Easter holidays (2 to 18 April), a small number of practical classes are permitted on site only.  After 26 April, we hope to welcome up to 1800 students a day onto campus. Planning and timetabling for that is underway.

How does this affect learning and teaching?

The new restrictions will see a very limited number of industry-critical courses delivered on campus following strict risk assessment. Most courses will still be delivered online. Students on those courses will be contacted.

A student/colleague has notified me that they may have Covid-19. What do I do?

  • ​​​​​​You must report a COVID-related absence to your line manager AND to HR on 0141 375 6868. 
  • The person concerned must keep their line manager updated and discuss progress before returning to work/college.
  • Once returned, please inform HR to close the absence.

Students should tell us immediately by contacting covidsymptoms@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

How long will the new arrangements stay in place?

The Scottish Government has announced a gradual easing of the current enhanced level four restrictions. That will continue in three-weekly stages until the end of April 2021 with a regular review. Our website and social media channels will be updated regularly in line with those, so please regularly check in with us.

Have lecturers and unions been consulted/involved in the online only approach to learning and teaching?

This decision has been made following guidance issued by the Scottish Government. Faculty teams and staff across the Student Experience Directorate have been involved in discussions on the impact of that and we have been engaging with our trade union partners too.

Will I need to work different hours?

The current timetables in place for online teaching will continue.  

Will staff development/training continue?

Our Learning and Teaching Academy continue to provide regular support on curriculum design and delivery. MyConnect has up-to-date guidance and helpful information.

I am unable to work online. Will the College help with that?

We recognise that online teaching requires access to appropriate hardware and good WiFi.  Your Home Working Guide will provide further help and advice. Staff have been provided with equipment for use at home. Please speak to your line manager if you require further support.

How do I keep updated about the latest information on Covid-19? 

The college website, MyConnect and MyCity are being kept up to date. As government reviews of the local protection levels take place regularly, we ask you to check these pages to keep informed of the latest advice.

What about our students in Halls of Residence?

Students who choose to stay in our Halls of Residences are provided with additional support should they need it.