Same City, Safer City

 

The health and safety of our College community of students, staff and service providers will always be our first priority. The 2020/21 term will introduce a new blended learning and teaching approach with on-campus as well as online classes available for many courses. This follows guidance set out in the Scottish Government’s route map for easing lockdown restrictions while adhering to our commitment to deliver the best student experience possible in a safe and supportive way. Please read the Letter to College and University Students from the Scottish Government about returning to education during these times. 

The On Campus Guide for Students has helpful information on what we are doing to keep you safe and other measures you should familiarise yourself with. For more information, check out the Student FAQ's. 

Please note - If you have tested positive or are self isolating, please report this to the College at covidsymptoms@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk

As part of our new approach, we have launched our face covering campaign which encourages staff and students to wear a face covering while they are on Campus. The College has even provided every student and staff with a branded face covering! We have also provided hints and tips on safely wearing your face and taking care of it. 

Face Coverings 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) usually spreads by droplets from coughs, sneezes and speaking. These droplets can also be picked up from surfaces, so it is important to remember, if you have touched a surface, that you don't touch your face without washing or sanitising your hands first.

The best available scientific evidence is that, when used correctly, wearing a face covering may reduce the spread of coronavirus droplets in certain circumstances, helping to protect others.

A face covering should:

  • cover your nose and mouth while allowing you to breathe comfortably
  • fit comfortably but securely against the side of the face
  • be secured to the head with ties or ear loops
  • be made of a material that you find to be comfortable and breathable, such as cotton
  • ideally include at least two layers of fabric (the World Health Organisation recommends three depending on the fabric used)
  • unless disposable, it should be able to be washed with other items of laundry according to fabric washing instructions and dried without causing the face covering to be damaged

When wearing a face covering you should:

  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on
  • avoid wearing on your neck or forehead
  • avoid touching the part of the face covering in contact with your mouth and nose, as it could be contaminated with the virus
  • change the face covering if it becomes damp or if you’ve touched it
  • avoid taking it off and putting it back on a lot in quick succession (for example, when leaving and entering shops on a high street)
When removing a face covering:
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser before removing
  • only handle the straps, ties or clips
  • do not give it to someone else to use
  • if single-use, dispose of it carefully in a residual waste bin and do not recycle
  • if reusable, wash it in line with manufacturer’s instructions at the highest temperature appropriate for the fabric
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser once removed
Do not touch the front of the face covering, or the part of the face covering that has been in contact with your mouth and nose.

Once removed, store reusable face coverings in a plastic bag until you have an opportunity to wash them. If the face covering is single use, dispose of it in a residual waste bin. Do not put them in a recycling bin.

Make sure you clean any surfaces the face covering has touched using normal household cleaning products. If eating in a café, for example, it is important that you do not place the face covering on the table.

Wash your face covering regularly and follow the washing instructions for the fabric. You can use your normal detergent. You can wash and dry it with other laundry. You must throw away your face covering if it is damaged.

See you later elavator 

As part of the College’s new measures to keep everyone safe at City, only one person will be able to use the lift at a time. That’s why we’ve recently launched a new campaign to encourage you to take the stairs. 

Taking the stairs is quicker, healhier and makes you fitter. You also: 

  • Use 200 muscles when you take one step upstairs 
  • Burn 600 calories if you take 3 flights of stairs a day for 1 month 
  • Save time - to walk up a flight it stairs it only takes 1 minute 

 

 

As part of the College’s new measures to keep everyone safe at City, only one person will be able to use the lift at a time. That’s why we’ve recently launched a new campaign to encourage you to take the stairs.

Helpful Links

City Campus

Students’ Association
City of Glasgow College
Second Floor
190 Cathedral Street
Glasgow
G4 0RF
t: 0141 375 5322

Riverside Campus

Students’ Association
City of Glasgow College
Ground Floor
21 Thistle Street
Glasgow
G5 9XB
t: 0141 375 5600

City of Glasgow College

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