The health and safety of our students and staff is our top priority, so in the current circumstances Glasgow Kelvin College has taken the decision to suspend all face-to-face teaching by 4pm today Tuesday March 17, 2020. Students over 70, those who are pregnant and those who have high risk and underlying health conditions should return home and continue their studies at home where possible with immediate effect.
Students showing symptoms suggestive of coronavirus - a fever or a temperature of above 37.8°C, a persistent cough - should stay at home for seven days and only contact NHS 111 or their local GP if their symptoms worsen during that period. Students who are members of a household where someone has suspected symptoms should stay at home for 14 days.
This action is being taken as a precautionary measure to safeguard our students and staff. At present, we anticipate that these arrangements will be in place until after the Easter break but this is a rapidly evolving situation and we will continue to review our plans. We fully understand that you will have concerns about the impact this will have on your studies, and wish to reassure you that we are working closely with all relevant agencies to provide the very best response possible. It is important that students keep up-to-date with the college via our online learning platform, website and social media for the very latest information.
We are continuing to follow advice from the Scottish and UK Governments and the relevant health authorities to safeguard our staff, students and visitors from the risk of Coronavirus. It is vitally important that you continue to follow the advice provided by the Governments and public health agencies to keep yourself and others protected.
Please note, this is an evolving situation and the above information may be subject to change. Updates will be posted on the college's website and social media whenever available.