Covid update: changes to measures from Monday 9 May

Updated 06/05/2022

In line with today's announcement from Welsh Government regarding changes to covid restrictions for educational settings, the College will now start to move towards a position where, whilst there is no requirement for most restrictions, they will still be encouraged.

At the current time, the numbers of positive covid cases are still relatively high, and therefore it will now be up to individuals to make their own judgement in terms of whether they will continue to follow the measures.   

So what does this mean for the College?

From Monday 9 May:

  • Hand hygiene will continue to be encouraged and sanitisation stations will still be available throughout the campuses
  • Face coverings will no longer be mandatory, but are still encouraged
  • Maintaining space and physical distancing will continue to be advised
  • Good ventilation will continue to apply
  • The use of screens where appropriate will still remain in place as a preventative measure.

We will continue to maintain a close working relationship with the local authorities to ensure we are operating within the most appropriate and proportionate measures. We will also continue to collect data on positive covid test results and we will still encourage all staff and students to keep a supply of lateral flow devices that they can use if necessary.

In terms of examinations/assessments and how this could potentially affect anyone who has covid, please visit our bespoke webpage here for further details (see Information about Summer Assessments 2022 section).