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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Updated 02/10/2023

COVID-19 information 
As a college group, we continue to base our approach on the Government’s advice and guidelines with regard to Covid-19.

What to do if you have a positive COVID-19 test result
If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, it is very likely that you have COVID-19 even if you do not have any symptoms. You can pass on the infection to others, even if you have no symptoms.
Most people with COVID-19 will no longer be infectious to others after five days. If you have a positive COVID-19 test result, please stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days after the day you took your test, however if you test negative before the end of the five days and you are feeling well, you can return to work.

Children and young people aged 18 years and under who have a positive test result
It is not recommended that children and young people are tested for COVID-19 unless directed to by a health professional.  If a child or young person has a positive COVID-19 test result they should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for three days after the day they took the test, if they can. After three days, if they feel well and do not have a high temperature, the risk of passing the infection on to others is much lower. This is because children and young people tend to be infectious to other people for less time than adults.  Children and young people who usually go to school, college or childcare and who live with someone who has a positive COVID-19 test result should continue to attend as normal.

Government Information and links

Please use https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for the latest information about the virus and how to protect yourself.

The Department for Education has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 0468 687

Email: dfe.coronavirus@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am–6pm (Monday to Friday)

Safeguarding Cover

Duty Safeguarding Staff will still be providing safeguarding cover from 08.30 – 17.00 on normal working days although this may be facilitated remotely. 
Please email safe@cornwall.ac.uk or contact customer enquiries on 0330 123 2523 or email enquiries@cornwall.ac.uk  for details of the duty Safeguarding Officer.