Covid-19 Update

24 August 2021,

 

Dear Student & Parent,

 

The college continues to follow government guidance in relation to Covid-19 and has received some recent updates regarding the requirement to self-isolate as follows:

You are not required to self-isolate if you live in the same household as someone with Covid-19, or are a close contact of someone with Covid-19, and any of the following apply:

  • You are fully vaccinated (more than 14 days previously)
  • You are below the age of 18 years and 6 months
  • You have participated in, or are currently participating in, an approved Covid-19 vaccine trial
  • You are not able to be vaccinated for medical reasons

However, to help minimise the risk of spreading the virus. You should still:

  • Wear a face covering when travelling on college transport
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm water or use hand sanitiser
  • Attend college for two asymptomatic tests prior to the start of term, details to be confirmed
  • Undertake a twice-weekly lateral flow home test, irrespective of a negative PCR test result

Symptoms of Covid-19 can be found on the NHS website: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms

To book a PCR test, you should visit www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Please notify the college by email at covid@wvr.ac.uk if you or anyone in your household tests positive for Covid-19.

Thank you for helping to keep the college community safe.

Nichola Newton

Principal and Chief Executive

 

Key staff contacts

16-18 Curriculum Area Contacts

Adult Courses Curriculum Area Contacts

Other

Letter for parents/carers from Warrington Borough Council

Higher Education Outbreak and Lockdown Plan

COVID-19 Testing Privacy Statement

Student Guide to Awarding

DfE helpline

The Department for Education (DfE) has a helpline to answer questions about coronavirus (COVID-19) related to education.

Staff, parents and learners can contact the helpline by telephone and email.

Phone: 0800 046 8687

Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

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

Government launches Covid-19 Information Service on WhatsApp

To use the free Gov.uk Coronavirus Information Service on WhatsApp, simply add 07860 064422 in your phone contacts and then message the word ‘hi’ in a WhatsApp message to get started.