Covid-19 Advice and Guidance

Advice and guidance for students, parents and guardians in the current Covid-19 pandemic

Symptoms of Covid-19

The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are the recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature and/or
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

Further information is available at:

What to do if you develop symptoms of Covid-19

  • If you develop symptoms you should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date you’re your symptoms appeared
  • All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days
  • The 14 day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill
  • Household members should not go to work, school, college or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home
  • Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community
  • If you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

Coming into College

  • If you display any of these symptoms, please contact NHS 111 for advice before coming to college
  • If you are advised to self-isolate, please let us know by calling the relevant absence line and we will make arrangements for your learning to continue via our digital and virtual platforms:
    • Seevic Campus – 01268 882 629
    • Palmer’s Campus – 01375 898 608

How to stop COVID-19 spreading

There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with Covid-19:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Further information is available at


Government guidance: What parents and carers need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges in the autumn term