PUBLISHED: Thursday 21 April 2022
We're encouraging all students, if possible, to get vaccinated against Covid-19. By getting vaccinated, it can help to protect you, your family and friends and your local community.
You can get a 1st, 2nd or 3rd booster dose of a vaccine, if you're aged 16 or over. You can do this by booking appointments or by visiting your nearest walk-in vaccination centre. Getting your vaccine is easy. https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site provides up-to-date-information on where you can get yours.
The population now has much stronger protection against COVID-19 than at any other point in the pandemic. This means we can begin to manage the virus like other respiratory infections, thanks to the success of the vaccination programme and access to antivirals, alongside natural immunity and increased scientific and public understanding about how to manage risk.
Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision, and children’s social care settings. Therefore, settings will no longer be able to order test kits.
If you are unwell and unable to attend College, please report your absence in the normal way: