You should notify us using the online notification form of all results and updates.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
24 November 2020
3 November 2020
As you will be aware, the government announced at the weekend that England was to enter a second lockdown as of Thursday 5 November.
This second national lockdown is very different for colleges than the first one in March because of government policy that schools, colleges and universities should stay open unless the local Public Health Protection Team advise otherwise. At this time we have not been advised by the Local Public Health Protection Team to adjust our approach therefore learning will continue as it currently is at all three of our campuses. However it is vital that we continue to implement mitigating controls and strive to do what we can to reduce risk, such as social distancing and the wearing of face coverings (see ‘what to expect when visiting college’ section below for more information).
We thank all students, staff and visitors for their adherence to the ‘new normal’ on campus and we will continue to keep you all updated.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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:
The gym at Alton and South Downs will be closed for the duration of the second lockdown for both the public and staff and will be reviewed again in line with the Government guidelines prior to reopening. However, where it is essential for students to fulfil hours in the gym as an essential part of their qualification, they can continue.
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 year
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.
The Restaurant will regrettably be closing on Thursday 5 November 2020 until further notice due to the national lockdown. We will endeavour to reopen as soon as restrictions ease and the lockdown period is over. We will keep this website updated with our reopening dates. We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support during this time and encourage bookings once we reopen. Any Christmas deposits and bookings will stand and we hope that we will be open soon to welcome you back for a wonderful festive experience.
Lois Neale – Catering and Hospitality Learning Manager
Synergy Salon will regrettably be closing on Thursday 5 November 2020 until further notice due to the national lockdown. We will endeavour to reopen as soon as restrictions ease and the lockdown period is over. We will keep this website updated with our reopening dates. We would like to thank our loyal customers for their continued support during this time and encourage bookings once we reopen.
If you have any questions at all, please email Synergy.