Important Updates

This webpage contains the latest updates regarding the College’s provision, including College closures and emergencies.

Current College Status

The College is open with on-site provision. We also have an online learning curriculum for those needing to self-isolate. (Updated 25.03.22)

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates

How can I contact the College during this period?

You can email contactus@homefieldcollege.ac.uk and a member of our Admin team will respond to you as soon as possible. You can also call Reception on 01509 815696.

Please get in touch with us immediately if you experience symptoms of COVID-19.

What is the College doing about coronavirus?

We are acting on advice from sources including Public Health England, the NHS, World Health Organisation and the local authority. We are taking proactive steps to contact our students and staff to ensure that everyone has access to the latest advice. We are monitoring the coronavirus situation closely and will act quickly as and when the situation changes. We will update this page with any new developments.

How is the College protecting and safeguarding the students who are attending in person?

Students are individually risk-assessed to ensure we can provide for them safely at College. Staff are adhering to the 2 metres distancing as much as possible, and using PPE as necessary when administering personal care and medication.

We are following the Government guidance for safeguarding. If you have a safeguarding concern, please contact Reception who will put you in touch with our Safeguarding Officers. The College’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Principal Tracey Forman.

Staff are undertaking twice-weekly lateral flow device (LFD) tests and students are encouraged to test twice a week as well, supported by easy-read resources for self-testing.

What will happen if there is a suspected case of coronavirus at College?

If a student or staff member becomes unwell at College and we suspect they may have been exposed to the coronavirus, we will call NHS 111, alert senior management and contact the student or staff member’s emergency contact. Once the virus has been confirmed, we will then work with Public Health England to assess the situation, deep clean the College and decide on next steps.

Preventing the Spread of Germs

Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, making sure you clean between your fingers and under your nails – always wash your hands after being to the toilet, before eating or preparing food, and after being on public transport. 

Use tissues when coughing or sneezing and then put them in the bin. If tissues are not at hand, cough or sneeze into the corner of your arm. 

Avoid shaking hands with people, especially those who appear to be ill. 

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth as much as possible. 

Disinfect shared surfaces and touch areas such as door handles.

Adverse Weather

Read our adverse weather guidance which explains how we reach a decision to close and the ways we communicate to parents / carers and staff in instances of bad weather.