Considering recent government announcements and the need for personal responsibility, at Learn Devon we want everyone to feel confident returning to face to face learning in our classrooms and will continue to have measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

We will promote the need for safer behaviours:

Masks

We still strongly urge you to wear a face mask particularly when mixing with people in new groups, receiving one to one support when sitting near to someone whilst transmission rates are high. Please continue to accept and respect the personal choice of others. However, there is no legal requirement to wear a mask to attend our learning.

Lateral Flow Testing

We still recommend taking a lateral flow test prior to attending sessions in centres for learners and staff. The provision of free tests continues until the end of March 2022.

Sanitising stations

Washing your hands and following the ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’. Advice.

We have sanitising stations in all classrooms and common areas to ensure cleanliness throughout our buildings, so you can sanitise when you enter and before you leave the building and also have them in hallways and communal areas for your convenience. Signs are on the walls throughout our buildings to remind learners and staff alike to use hand sanitiser and wash their hands regularly.

Clean desks and equipment

All desks and appliances are wiped down before and after each use with antibacterial wipes. Increased hygiene practice is in place in all our centres with cleaning stations positioned in multiple locations across the buildings.

Increased ventilation

Improved ventilation reduces the risk of infection. We will ensure increased ventilation of all rooms in use and where possible open doors and windows, with consideration to fire regulations and safety.

Feeling unwell?

If you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms, even if you have a negative lateral flow result, please do not attend face to face classes. Adults and children who test positive will continue to be advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days and then continue to follow the guidance until they have received 2 negative test results on consecutive days.

Support and advice 

The centres are now open again to give support and advice.  Alternatively, please call 0345 155 1014 or email learndevon@devon.gov.uk. 

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