Updated 17th May 2021

The safety of our students, staff and communities is our priority

Dear students, parents and carers,

Despite the relaxing of some Government rules on Monday 17 May, whilst the COVID-19 vaccine rollout continues, all students, staff and visitors to IC Training Centre should continue to wear face coverings when indoors or where social distancing is not possible on the premises.

Lateral Flow Testing

Now that the restrictions are relaxing, Lateral Flow Tests are very crucial to keeping the environment at IC Training safe for everyone. All students and apprentices are still requested to carry out home testing twice weekly, three to four days apart, as we continue to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19. There will be a timetable set up for regular testing in the morning 9.30 to 10.am every 4-5 days apart. To know about your schedule please get in touch with your tutor.

Students also can collect tests from the Admin Office between 9.00 am to 10.00 am and 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

How do I record my results?

Please ensure that you record your test results as ‘Positive’, ‘Negative’ or ‘Void’ via the NHS Test and Trace link and ICTC Staff to update us here at the ICTC via this link. Students to update on their test log book provided at the ICTC.

What if my test result is positive or void?

If you have a positive test result or two consecutive void tests, you will need to request a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test from here.  However, they should inform their tutor and email admin@ictraining.co.uk   

It is extremely important that if you show any symptoms of COVID-19, you have to book an appointment with the NHS and make sure to not come into the centre.

Our students and staff have remained our priority in terms of safety since the start of the pandemic and we want to ensure that we keep everyone safe and well.

Covid-safe guidelines will continue to apply across all our premises to ensure everyone’s safety. This includes wearing face masks when necessary, deep cleaning, use of sanitiser stations etc.

Students and staff with a letter from their GP confirming that they are “clinically extremely vulnerable” should notify us and continue to attend lessons or work from home until the date specified in their letter. Any student in this situation will continue to be offered high-quality remote learning.

Covid-safe guidelines will continue to apply across all our premises to ensure everyone’s safety. This includes wearing face masks, deep cleaning, use of sanitiser stations, maintaining social distancing etc.

Any student who tests positive or has Covid symptoms should not come into college, however, they should inform their tutor and email admin@ictraining.co.uk  

We will continue with a blended learning approach with some time on premises for practical activities and some learning at home.

If we work together and follow these guidelines we can help to decrease the spread of the virus and make sure the IC Training centre stays a safe place to learn.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Staff members, students, parents, and carers will need to

book a test if they or their child has symptoms – the main symptoms are:
o a high temperature
o a new continuous cough
o a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

self-isolate immediately and not come to the setting if:
o they develop symptoms
o they have been in close contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19)
o anyone in their household or support or childcare bubble develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)
o they are required to do so having recently travelled from certain other countries
o they have been advised to isolate by NHS test and trace or the PHE local health protection team, which is a legal obligation
• provide details of anyone they have been in close contact with, if they test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) or if asked by

NHS Test and Trace

Information on the rapid lateral flow test: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/

Face covering guidance: Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

Guidelines for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19  

If you have been vaccinated against covid: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/?priority-taxon=774cee22-d896-44c1-a611-e3109cce8eae

UK Government Guidance available at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

NHS UK Guidance available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

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