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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

LATEST UPDATE: 12.07.2021

Latest Government Update

Face Coverings on Campus

As part of the government’s move to Step 3 of the roadmap, from Monday 17 May, new advice applies to the use of face coverings by staff, pupils and students in colleges in England.

  • Face coverings will no longer be required for students in classrooms or communal areas at college.
  • Face coverings will also no longer be required for staff in classrooms.
  • We continue to recommend that face coverings should be worn by staff and visitors in situations outside of classrooms where social distancing is not possible (for example, when moving around in corridors and communal areas).
  • Face coverings are still required when travelling to and from college if using either college transport or public transport. Any learners who refuse to wear a face covering and who are not exempt*, will follow the college’s disciplinary process. *Please talk to a member of the transport team or an Engagement and Progression Officer on campus if you are exempt and require the exemption pass.

Transport

Public Health England have asked us to remind employers that car sharing by people outside of your household should be avoided wherever possible, in order to limit the chance of transmission of the virus.

Testing

This short video will let you know what to expect if you are taking a covid-19 test.

Information on exam results

In most cases, students will receive grades awarded and determined by teachers.  This will be informed by course work, internal exams and / or practical assessments.

Exams and assessments may continue where they are needed for students to demonstrate the necessary professional standard in an occupation.

Course teachers can advise on the specific assessment processes being used for their subject.

The ‘Determining Teacher Assessed Grades Policy’ will ensure that assessed grades are determined fairly, consistently and are free from bias. This is available here: https://insight.cornwall.ac.uk/Interact/Pages/Content/Document.aspx?id=4246&SearchId=145919 Make this available on the website

Teachers will not be able to share teacher assessed grades or overall grades to students at the end of the course as these will be confirmed by the awarding organisations.

Exam boards will also conduct their own checks, through a combination of random sampling and more targeted scrutiny where they identify cause for concern.

Every student will have the right to appeal their grade.

Information for students and parents/guardians

View the parent information page here: https://www.cornwall.ac.uk/latest-announcements-for-current-students-and-parents/

Please see Covid-19 Learner Absence Guidance here.

Please see the Government’s Guidance to parents and guardians: when you should book a coronavirus test for your child.

Information for Apprenticeships

If you are an apprentice please see our Apprentice FAQ here

Information for Apprentice Employers

With the ongoing Covid-19 situation make sure you have the answers with our Covid-19 Employer FAQ section. Please see our Employer FAQ section here.

Risk Assessment
Please find our Covid-19 risk assessment available for download here: Risk Assessment – COVID-19

Code of Conduct
Please find the latest code of conduct guidance for learners relating to COVID-19: Code of Conduct Covid-19

What Parents Need to Know about Covid-19 and Colleges: Click here for Government Advice.

Government Information and links

Learners and staff are asked to follow the public health guidance link here, and NHS guidance link here.

The spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation and the College continues to keep up to date with government advice. Our priority is the well-being of our learners, staff and our community. We are making decisions following the advice of Public Health England and will take any actions we can to limit the risk of infection among our learners, staff and our community.

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)

For information on Higher Education guidance click here.

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.

Click on your campus below to see a talk from your Head of Campus about the practical measures we have put in place to stop the spread of COVID-19

Cornwall College Camborne

Cornwall College St Austell

Duchy College Stoke Climsland

Duchy College Rosewarne

Falmouth Marine School

Bicton College