Coronavirus Update

The safety of our students, staff and local community is our priority. These are the following COVID-19 measures we currently have in place to keep BDC safe.

Ongoing testing & reporting

Throughout the term, all students, staff and apprentices are recommended to carry out home lateral flow testing twice weekly, three to four days apart. Tests can be collected from the College. Test results should be recorded as 'Positive', 'Negative' or 'Void' via the NHS website. This is essential to ensure we keep our communities safe.

Students who have a positive test result must not attend campus. Please call the college to report the absence and inform us of a positive test: 020 8090 3020

If a positive test result or two consecutive void tests are recorded, a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test will need to be requested from the NHS website.

If a student has symptoms of COVID-19, they must not attend college and will need to arrange to have a PCR test.

Vaccine roll-out and self-isolation rules

Anyone over the age of 16 is now eligible for their COVID-19 vaccine. There is no longer a need to self-isolate if both doses of the COVID vaccine have been received or if the student is under 18 years and 6 months of age, unless they have symptoms. Find out more about booking a vaccination and the new self-isolation rules on the NHS website.

General guidance

We are asking all staff, students and visitors to continue to:

  • Maintain social distancing in communal spaces
  • Wear a face covering in communal indoor college spaces
  • Wash and sanitise hands regularly
  • Keep classrooms well ventilated

Updated November 2021