Updated 4th January 2022

Social Distancing Measures: 
2m distance rule to be kept to at all times between learners and where possible tutors
2m socially distanced desks and computers
Only one face to face class on at a time
Reception area – control measures in place for signing in (socially distanced signing in areas, sanitized pen system, hand sanitizer available)
Health and Hygiene Measures
Masks are to be worn upon entry to building and in classroom and all common areas by tutors and learners
Individual resource boxes with materials in or provided by learner
Classrooms will have windows that will be opened for ventilation
Posters are displayed encouraging hand washing, symptoms of COVID and latest information
Learners will be asked to leave classroom/building immediately when class over
Hand sanitizer in Classroom/bottom of stairs
Soap and paper towels in bathrooms and kitchen area
Equipment wiped down after every use
Use of “computer sanitized and ready to use” signs after being cleaned
Desks & chairs wiped down/ sprayed between classes
Regular cleaning of common touch points on doors, switches and handrails
Learners to bring own refreshments
Lateral Flow Testing (LFT)
Learners and tutors will be asked to take a Lateral Flow Test, in the evening before or morning of the class, in order to attend face to face classes. These tests can be provided by Groundwork Learning Centre by appointment or collected from local pharmacies for free. The results of the test will need to be reported via NHS COVID app, the government website or by phone.  Learners will be asked the results as they enter the building. Learners should NOT attend if the result is positive and should self-isolate and book a PCR test. If the learner attends multiple classes over multiple days they may have to take more than one test a week. This will be discussed upon enrolment. Online learning is available for anyone who prefers this option.