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Students ‘feel safe at college’

Virus safety measures set to offer extra protection at Angel and Holloway campuses

28 August, 2020

STUDENTS have said they feel “safe” despite the prospect of starting college during a global pandemic.

Scores of new students have already enrolled at City and Islington College (CANDI), which has campuses in Angel and Holloway.

Carlet Biyeya, 16, who is looking to study a Business Level 3 Diploma, said: “I feel safe in this environment.

“All the staff are keeping their distance when you enrol, and when we go to college we’ll have online classes, which gives us less chance of getting coronavirus.

“I’m excited to be studying here because I’ve never felt the vibe of being at college.

“I’m looking forward to exploring that new part of my life.”

When they are in college, students and staff will follow social distancing rules with one-way systems and staggered start and finish times.

Classrooms have been reorganised and there will be limited access to lifts and other public spaces in the building where people could congregate.

Hand sanitisers are also available, and an enhanced and more frequent cleaning regime is in place at all sites.

Staff and students will also receive a Covid-19 handbook that gives information about the safety measures in place, as well as a guide on what to do if they get any symptoms.

They will be required to check in and out of college using their ID card and all visitors will be asked to complete a “track and trace” form before they can enter.

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