If you are a student and you have received a positive result for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19, you must not come into college. You should notify us using the online notification form. If you haven’t already, please arrange a test and follow the guidance from the NHS. You must isolate until you have the test result.
Please inform us of the outcome of the test as soon as possible.
If you are self-isolating because you have been contacted by Test & Trace, another member of the household or direct contact has symptoms, or you have returned from an area requiring quarantine, please notify us and follow the latest advice at nhs.uk/coronavirus.
Alternatively, you can notify us by emailing email@example.com.
Thank you for your cooperation and support.
The table below shows the number of current cases at each campus. In each of these cases, we have followed our established procedures for contacting everyone directly affected.
23 October 2020
Please be sure to check the Government website for the most up to date guidance on what to do if you have symptoms and what to do if you have received COVID-19 test results.
If you are a student and you have received a positive result for COVID-19 or have symptoms of COVID-19, you must not come into college. You should notify us using the online notification form. If you haven’t already, please arrange a test and follow the guidance from the NHS. You must isolate until you have the test result. Please inform us of the outcome of the test as soon as possible. Alternatively, you can notify us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
There have been a number of changes around College recently as a result of COVID-19, to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors when on campus. Please see below for a summary of the new procedures and features around campus, so you know what to expect when visiting us.
Arriving & Departing Campus
All teaching rooms have been set out with distancing measures and with defined teacher areas. Desks and tables should not be moved without the agreement of the teacher.
Normally we would want you to stay on campus and use the facilities, but at present, if you do not have a lesson we ask that you leave campus and work from home to reduce the number of students on campus at any one time unless otherwise requested by staff.
You are encouraged to:
If you have any questions at all about being on campus and the new guidelines, please don’t hesitate to speak to our reception team when you visit, or you can call the team before your visit.
The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a new helpline dedicated to answering questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people are welcome to contact the helpline as follows:
From 1 June 2020, Alton College Nursery (Alton Campus) and Little Faces Nursery (South Downs Campus) will be reopening for an increased number of children. Unfortunately, at this stage, it will not be open for all children due to current Health & Safety requirements, as well as limitations to staffing. We are working closely with all parents to be guided on possible return dates for their children. We will be operating under strict guidelines obtained from the Department of Health, PHE and current Government advice, to ensure we are doing our very best to ensure the safety of the children, their parents and our Nursery staff attending at this time. Any requests for places, email email@example.com (for Little Faces at HSDC South Downs) or firstname.lastname@example.org (for Alton College Nursery) to arrange a future viewing for when it will be safe to do so.
In response to the current COVID-19 crisis and the Government’s wish for nurseries to be opened to more children, from 1 June until 31 August, Little Faces Nursery’s (South Downs) operating hours will be 8-5pm Mon-Fri. This will enable more robust risk assessments to be completed at the start of the day, and time at the end of the day will be allocated for enhanced cleaning to take place. This will be reviewed in August regarding current advice at that time.
We understand that this is a difficult and worrying time for our HE applicants, but please be assured that we are working on understanding the situation.
Our advice, for now, is to confirm your offer as normal and as the situation becomes clearer, we will provide further information on how we are managing our admissions process.
You can also visit the UCAS website for further information.
HE Teaching at HSDC this September
We look forward to welcoming you to Higher Education at HSDC in September and would like to reassure you that we have everything ready and in place.
HSDC is expecting to teach its Higher Education students face to face in September in line with the Government’s social distancing guidance. With our smaller class sizes and flexible spaces, this will allow, where possible, classes to be held in person at the College.
In the event that the Government guidance changes or class sizes require further social distancing, HSDC has the ability to adjust the timetables and teach fully online or through a blended model. This would involve implementing a mixture of in-person and online teaching and learning using a variety of flipped learning methods, making use of effective learning technologies. If necessary, lectures will be online and seminars conducted in smaller groups. If a further lockdown is necessary, lectures will be pre-recorded using Screencastify and seminars delivered live online using Google Meet. Tutorial and 1:1 support would also be offered using video conferencing software.
Consideration will be given to subjects that need access to specialist facilities or hardware/software as part of the course. Courses will therefore be designed so that students can complete units remotely online and in college. When on campus, all health and safety guidelines will be followed regarding the use of equipment and spaces.
Due to COVID-19, we have implemented a number of procedures to ensure the safety of everyone in The Restaurant. These include:
Students will be adhering to our strict hygiene policies. Face masks/visors will be worn and all uniform will be washed and renewed for each session.
Please note there will be a limited number of students in both restaurant and kitchen to aid social distancing.
Our Synergy Salon at South Downs Campus has implemented a COVID-safe environment and they are making sure the following is being adhered to:
If you have any questions at all, please email Synergy.