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Covid 19 Update September 2020

Introduction 
In establishing the study plans for September term, the safety of our students and staff is our over-riding concern.  All our plans are subject to the level to which the coronavirus is controlled in the wider population.  We will be led by government guidance including from the Department for Education. 

If you show any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend class under any circumstances.

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    Entry to the Kingsland Road centre 

    Students will need to wait on the forecourt spaced 1 metre apart prior to entry to our premises. 
    We reserve the right to take a non-contact temperature test for all students upon entry if levels of infection are rising in our centre area.  


    General rules 

    Students will be allocated ‘study groups’ for class time and break time. 
    Classes will be restricted to a maximum of seven people including teacher and/or teaching assistant at any one time.  
    Students will remain within their ‘study groups’ for the duration of their time on site. 
    Students will not be allowed out of the classroom during class time other than for bathroom breaks.  
    Class start and finish times will be staggered to avoid overcrowding in our reception area. 
    Students must arrive within their allocation entry time.  
    Breaktimes will be staggered to avoid congestion in our shared areas during the day. 
    Students will be allowed to drink and have snacks in class away so long as this is away from the computers. 


    Premises Adaptations 

    We will make the following adaptations to the physical environment over August 2020: 

    • Reception will be screened off behind plexiglass 
    • Staff desks in the island will be separated with plexiglass 
    • We are removing the partition walls between meeting rooms 1 and 2, and 3 and 4, to create two medium-sized that can hold a maximum of two people. 
    • We will add directional signage throughout the building  
    • We are increasing the cleaning schedule at the premises 
    • We are moving all lighting to sensor-monitors so that there is no need to switch lights on and off. 


    Hygiene 

    Students must strictly adhere to these rules:

    • Do not attend class if you exhibit any symptoms of Covid-19.   
    • No physical contact with other students.  
    • Wash hands before every class 
    • Wipe keyboards and mouse using sterilised wipes after every session 
    • Bring their own cutlery and drinking cup / flask  

    Testing 

    If you show any symptoms of Covid-19, please do not attend class under any circumstances.  
     
    Should any member of your study group become unwell, all members of that study group will need to contract NHS Test and Trace.  All members of the study group, including teachers, teaching assistants and any visitors to the group will not be able to attend the physical classroom for 14 days.  
     
    You will then need to have a Covid-19 test.  In the event it is negative the study group will be able to attend the classroom again.  


    Face coverings 

    Common areas 
    Students will need to wear face coverings in common areas within the building.  
     
    Classrooms 
    At present, and in line with government guidance, we do not intend to require students and staff to wear face coverings in the classroom.  However, both students and staff can choose to wear face coverings if they wish. 


    Safeguarding and Prevent 

    Meanwhile, for all online learning we continue to meet our Covid-19 online safety guidance as issued in April 2020. 

    Specific guidance by department 

    Sixth Form 

    • We continue to be available full-time for keyworkers and other young people with specific needs. 
    • From September, we expect up to 50% of our Sixth Form students will be onsite each day.   
    • Your child may not be in a classroom with their lead course tutor. 

    Adult provision (Adult Vocational, Life Skills) 

    • Adult provision will remain largely online in term 1 of 2020-2021, and we aim to start introducing face-to-face social activities from November onwards.  

Covid 19 Update for Applicants March 2020:

  • If you have recently applied to ELATT do not worry about your place - we will still offer it to you.
  • We will be in touch soon to confirm the details of your course and how courses are being delivered online.
  • Please do not come to ELATT's centres to apply for a course at the moment. If you would like to apply for a course or ask about your existing application simply email hello@elatt.org.uk or phone 0800-0420-184

Covid 19 Update for Students March 2020:

  • All the teachers and staff are preparing resources and lessons for you to do at home. Please do not come into any of our centres until further notice.
  • Make sure you have an email address and check the email and phone number your teacher has for you. This is how your teachers will be setting your work and carrying on lessons.
  • If you have any problems getting internet please let your teacher know as quickly as possible.
  • If you are receiving any of our support services, we will contact you about them.
  • Our administration and teaching staff are here to continue to support you through your courses and qualifications, and with your future progression. We will make sure you can carry on learning from home.
  • ELATT will not stop delivering learning, but we will be working differently with a lot being delivered from home.
  • If you have any questions about using your email, phone, contacting your teacher or any other concerns please call us on 0800-0420-184.

Covid 19 Update for Parents/Carers March 2020:

  • Following the Government’s decision to close schools until further notice, ELATT is putting several practices in place during these exceptional times.
  • All students have been set work online throughout the closure period and this will be maintained by teachers from ELATT until further notice.
  • Please keep an eye on our website as notices and letters will be published there, as well as being sent to parent/carers.
  • We wish everyone to be safe and well in these exceptionally worrying times, and as a charity at the heart of the community, our support for the measures to keep all of us safe is at the centre of our actions.
  • Please keep an eye on this website as notices and letters will be published here and will be sent to parent/carers.
  • We hope that everyone stays safe and well in these exceptionally worrying times. As a charity at the heart of the community, we support measures which will help to protect us all.