What to Expect in Session 21/22

Covid-19 Measures - Tuesday 28 September 2021

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, welcomes college and university students back for the new term, and urges students to get vaccinated and follow sensible precautions:

Following the Scottish Government's announcement, most of the remaining legal COVID-19 restrictions were lifted on Monday 9 August. The Scottish Government Beyond Level 0 pages have useful information on some protective measures that remain in place.

Face coverings must be worn in all communal areas, where physical distancing is not possible, and in class or workshop areas, unless you are eating or drinking, or exempt and have obtained the Scottish Government exemption card. Specially branded lanyards are available from Reception teams at both City and Riverside campuses for anyone who is exempt from wearing a face mask. Please note also that the collection of contact details as part of Test and Protect is still required. 

The health and wellbeing of our students and staff remains our top priority and, as a result of recent government guidance, and in consultation with our college trade unions, physical distancing on campus will be set at one metre for the foreseeable future.

We are offering a blended learning experience this year, which combines online and increasing on-campus teaching, to ensure students gain as many practical skills as possible while adhering to the latest government health and safety guidelines. 

If you have a confirmed place at City of Glasgow College you'll be invited to an induction session where you will receive your timetable with details of on-campus and online activity relating to your specific course. 

To reassure and remind you, we will continue to ensure there are:

  • Robust procedures in place to provide adequate ventilation of indoor spaces and air quality monitoring where needed.

  • Face coverings are used while on campus in communal areas and where physical distancing is not possible. 

  • Enhanced cleaning regimes will continue with an ongoing focus on high-touch points in high occupancy areas.

  • Updated signage and promotion of regular hand washing/sanitising and self-cleaning of shared work and study surfaces.

We will keep you informed as further government and sector guidance is shared with us. Please continue to stay safe and well.

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