Your health, safety and well-being are our number one priority. We have implemented a number of measures, in line with government guidelines, to ensure that you, other students and our staff members remain safe during the pandemic.
How we keep each other safe
If you have symptoms / close contact with a positive case
From Monday 16 August, unvaccinated young people up to the age of 18 years and 6 months and fully vaccinated adults, are no longer required to self-isolate if they are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, however, should you or any member of your household show any symptoms of COVID-19, you should take a test and follow the government guidelines on self-isolation.
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
You should also self-isolate straight away if:
- you have tested positive for COVID-19
- someone you live with has symptoms or tested positive (unless you are not required to self-isolate)
- you have been told to self-isolate following contact with someone who tested positive
Students needing to self-isolate will be provided with online learning activities.
Everyone aged 16 or over is now able to be vaccinated in order to be protected against COVID-19. Vaccination Centres are operating across the region, including Newbury College. To find out more visit nhs.uk
Download the NHS COVID-19 app today
The free NHS COVID-19 app is a vital part of the NHS Test and Trace service in England, and the NHS Wales Test, Trace, Protect service.