1st March 2021

Covid-19 update

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday (22 February), students will begin returning to on-site learning at Kingston Maurward College from Monday 8 March 2021.

We are looking forward to welcoming students back and, in line with current Government guidance, will be encouraging our students and staff to ensure they continue to maintain the principles of social distancing (hands, face, space)

The two-metre rule should still be observed where possible which means that the college will operate as it did last term with a blended mix of onsite and online learning. Student timetables will therefore be as they were in the Autumn term. Students and staff will be required to wear face coverings (unless exempt for health reasons) in all public areas and in classrooms or workshops, where the two-metre rule cannot be observed.

The bus companies have been informed and transport will resume on March 8th. We are pleased to have been able pass on all savings that we have received from the bus companies for the cost of transport during the period of lockdown. On 8 January we asked those who pay by monthly standing order for their transport to cancel their standing orders for February and March. As we are welcoming students back from 8 March we now ask that you resume your standing order payments from April to secure your place on College transport. If you have paid for the transport in full then please get in touch with the Student Administration Team via shelley.collins@kmc.ac.uk and we will discuss options with you.

The college campus remains closed to students until March 8th and online and remote teaching and learning will continue, although our site will remain open for those students who have been attending and are identified on the Government list as either children of critical workers or vulnerable learners.

Testing 

To reduce the spread of infection as much as possible, the Government is introducing onsite testing, using Lateral Flow Tests, for all staff and students.  The college are working to ensure this is in place for March 8 when students will be invited to be tested in their group ‘bubble’.  These are voluntary, but we do encourage everyone to take part.

All students will be sent an e-mail, to their student e-mail address, with further details and associated Consent Forms to discuss with Parents Guardians.