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

Masks and face coverings
Masks and face coverings

You are asked to wear a mask or face covering in communal areas, when moving about the building. (Unless exempt)

Cleaning and ventilation

Our rooms and facilities will continue to be cleaned to a high standard and, wherever possible, all College rooms should be kept well ventilated by opening external windows and internal doors.

Remember to wash your hands regularly and use the sanitising stations. 

Mental Wellbeing
Mental Wellbeing

Many of our staff are trained in mental health first aid and are able to support you in coping with this challenging situation.

We also have a qualified Wellbeing Mentor who can support students who are struggling with mental health issues, as well as links with specialist organisations.


If you have a suspected case 

Anyone with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and a high temperature or feeling unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature.

The government recommend an isolation period of between 3 to 5 days. Students needing to self-isolate should continue to access online learning resources and work on assignments remotely. You can go back to college when you no longer have a high temperature, and you feel well enough to attend. 

Students should report any absence in the usual way, via our attendance hotline on 07785 511267 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (these accounts are monitored 7-days a week). Staff should contact their line manager.

Get vaccinated

Everyone 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