Latest COVID-19 Information

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Latest COVID-19 Information

We are committed to ensuring the safety of our students, staff and communities, whilst providing quality learning opportunities and support services. We have a range of measures in place to ensure our campuses are safe and comply with the latest Scottish Government Guidance for Universities and Colleges.

Covid update 18 January 2022

The Scottish Government has not significantly changed any College/University sector advice specifically around course delivery. Therefore, in line with our current health and safety measures, risk assessments and robust control measures, we intend to work in the same careful way that we were working before the holiday period. To support our students, on-campus support services will continue to be available.

Lateral Flow Tests: Staff and students are asked to do Lateral Flow Tests before they come on to campus and to observe health and safety measures. Tests can be collected from HR Office (Room 034) located on the Ground Floor in the Brahan Building.

Face Coverings and Sunflower Scheme: It is a legal requirement in Scotland to wear a face covering in all public and communal spaces and places of congregation unless medically exempt. Within Perth College UHI, this means face coverings must also be worn in corridors, stairs, classrooms, workshops, lecture theatres and salons. Perth College UHI is part of the Sunflower Scheme, Hidden Disabilities and wearing a sunflower item such as a lanyard or wrist band indicates that you have a hidden disability. You can collect these items free of charge from members of the Student Services Team:

  • Room 035 – Brahan Building, Ground Floor
  • The Student Hub – Brahan Building, just before the stairs to the Food Court
  • Room 616 – Goodlyburn Buildng
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Safety Measures on Campus

The following health and safety measures will remain in place across the campus and we would ask all staff and students to adhere to these measures to keep each other safe:

  • On campus QR codes and sign in sheets will be in place in all buildings to support test and protect and all staff and students must sign in and out.
  • One metre physical distancing will now apply across all of the campus. This is beyond that mandated by law. All room capacities have been recalculated to accommodate this safety measure.
  • Some one-way systems will be retained on the campus to manage the movement of people more safely. Please keep to the left at all times.
  • The use of face coverings will be mandatory when in public spaces such as the library, corridors, refectory etc and in all classrooms (even when seated).  Face coverings must be used in all other spaces when 1 metre social distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Close proximity activities must continue to be risk assessed and appropriate mitigation e.g., PPE used where required.
  • Teaching which cannot be accommodated in classrooms due to room number restrictions will be delivered online.
  • Time on campus prioritised for practical, active and dynamic learning, teaching and assessment activities.
  • Alcohol based and non-alcohol based sanitisers and surface wipes are available across the campus. Good hand hygiene and surface cleaning is as essential as ever.
  • The utilisation of rooms which have good ventilation will be prioritised, and rooms which may be compromised by space and adequate ventilation will be monitored for CO2
  • PPE will be available at all receptions – masks and wipes.
  • Lateral Flow Testing kits continue to be available to staff and students and we recommend their use to help prevent the spread of the virus, noting that this is an entirely voluntary process.