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Campus reopening goes with the flow

Published
Monday 15 March

Myerscough College successfully carried out a thousand Covid-19 lateral flow tests last week, with no positive results.

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Since Myerscough welcomed back students to on-site teaching last Monday, the College’s dedicated testing hub has been very busy ensuring every step is taken to keep learners and staff safe, alongside a range of other controls measures.

These include:

To support the maintenance of the curriculum bubbles, staggered breaks and lunches will continue.

One-way systems will continue to be in operation in some buildings.

Our Library, Student Support Centre’s (The Core) and HE Centre will be open as usual with safety and social distancing measures in place.

Our classrooms will continue to be set up to maintain social distancing.

Students encouraged to use their own personal IT devices, where possible.

Sanitisation stations will continue to be available in all curriculum buildings and cross-college areas, including the bus stops.

Wearing of face coverings in all areas of College including in classrooms, and during outdoor practical activities even when two metres can be maintained. The only exceptions to this rule will be for any strenuous physical activities.

Related:

Read the return to campus letter (update: 8/3/21)

Related: Coronavirus lockdown - reopening information

Myerscough is hopeful that by the end of the week, students will have had the option for at least two tests and the opportunity to have had third, and will begin receiving their home testing kits. 

Course delivery has now reverted to the model used in Term 1 of the academic year, with the majority of timetabled sessions delivered face to face. Where appropriate, some large group lectures or theory-based modules continue to include online sessions. The subject ‘bubbles’ for on campus delivery proved successful in Term 1 and Myerscough continues to maintain this approach.

For further education learners, the current term has been extended by a week, to allow extra time to catch up on practical aspects of study programmes. Meanwhile, for degree students, the University (UCLan) No Detriment Policy is being applied for the whole year.

The restaurants, shop, Library, IT Drop In etc will be open as usual. The Gym and Stumble Inn will remain closed in line with Government guidance. Sports students will be able to engage in tutor supervised sports instruction and coaching.

Myerscough International Equine Arena and golf course are due to reopen on March 29th.

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