COVID-19: Staff FAQs

How is City of Glasgow College affected by the latest Coronavirus restrictions?

Following the Scottish Government's review of the lockdown restrictions, Glasgow is to move to level 2 from Saturday 5 June. That means most learning and teaching will continue online. However, an increased number of students are permitted on campus - mostly for those completing practical courses. Students should check their timetables to confirm if their course is included. 

How long will the new arrangements stay in place?

The Scottish Government has announced that the majority of mainland Scotland will remain under level 2 restrictions until 19 July when it is expected that the nation will move to level 0.  Our website and social media channels will be updated regularly in line with that, so please regularly check in with us.

How does this affect learning and teaching?

The new restrictions allow a number of practical courses to be held on campus. Most courses will still be delivered online. 

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

  • ​​​​​​You must report a COVID-related staff 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 the person returns, they should inform HR to close the absence.
  • Students should tell us immediately by contacting covidsymptoms@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk.

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

All our decisions have 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?

Timetables are in place for online and on-campus teaching. 

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 are in our Halls of Residences are provided with additional support should they need it.