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Coronavirus FAQs

Last updated 5 June 2020

Is the College closed? 

All campuses and buildings are closed until further notice – but online and remote learning and teaching continues. This will continue to be reviewed based on government and health advice. Please continue to check information via the college website and social media.  

While we can’t wait to welcome our students and staff back to Glasgow Clyde College in the Autumn, we’re working hard to ensure that when we do reopen to teaching across our three campuses, its done in the safest way possible.

The Scottish Government has published ‘Scotland’s route map through and out of the crisis’, which indicates that in phase three ‘a phased return of colleges, with a blended model of remote learning and limited on-campus learning’ will take place. Phase four of the plan sees campuses fully reopening following any necessary precautions, however no timescale has currently been provided by the Government for this.

We’ll be considering all aspects of day to day learning as well as travel, practical elements of the courses and resources before providing you with a clear plan of how we will be operating when we reopen.

In the meantime, don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling the college on 0141 272 9000, emailing info@glasgowclyde.ac.uk or messaging us across our social media channels.

We have produced Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for current students and for students who are applying to start a course in August.

FAQs for current students

FAQs for students applying to start in August

 

Can I still contact the College? 

Yes, staff are still working remotely and the College can be contacted on 0141 272 9000 or by email info@glasgowclyde.ac.uk 

 

What is happening?

There is currently an outbreak of a Novel Coronavirus which is the virus responsible for causing the disease now known as COVID-19.

 

Where can I find the latest information?

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Health Protection Scotland  

 

What is the latest advice from the Scottish Government? 

To slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) the general public are being asked to stay at home and avoid unnecessary social contact.

The advice is that people should:

  • stay at home and avoid social contact - if you do have to go out, maintain 2 metres distance from others
  • work from home where possible
  • follow basic hygiene precautions, such as washing hands frequently, not touching your face and covering you nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing 

People showing symptoms suggestive of coronavirus should stay at home for seven days and only contact NHS 111 if their symptoms worsen during that period. 

 

How do I know if I should self-isolate?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:

  • a new continuous cough and/or
  • a high temperature (above 8°C) and/or
  • loss of taste / smell 

All members of a household where someone has suspected symptoms should stay at home for 14 days.