Last review: 22 January 2021
Latest Government guidance
The Government’s guidance is updated here daily, with recent and upcoming changes in the UK. https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
Northamptonshire has now been placed in Tier 4 ('Stay at Home'). Clinically vulnerable people in this tier are advised to shield.
You can click here to read the guidance for tier 4 areas.
You can use this postcode checker below to confirm which tier you live in - https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions
Handwashing and essential advice
NHS guidance on handwashing in English can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/best-way-to-wash-your-hands/
To watch videos on handwashing, spotting the signs of Coronavirus and other essential advice in different languages, please use this link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLggQFjpTLgpIq0r7-nFO9mT6j8Yk2vKBt
The languages available are Polish, Romanian, Urdu, Arabic, Czech, Punjabi, Tigrinya, Farsi, Slovak, Kurdish Sorani and Bengali.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline
The Department for Education coronavirus helpline is available to answer questions about COVID-19 relating to education and children’s social care. Staff, parents and young people can contact this helpline as follows:
Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice is constantly under review, to reflect the latest assessment of risks to British people. The latest information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus
If you urgently need medical advice, contact the NHS by calling 111 or visit the NHS 111 website here https://111.nhs.uk/
Public Health England
The Public Health England website is continually updated with the latest advice for the UK. You can access this with this link: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
Public Health England have also created a separate initiative for mental health and wellbeing, Every Mind Matters, which you can access here https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
Risk assessments for employers
In addition to the College's COVID-19 risk assessment, we have also developed a risk assessment template for employers to use – click here to access this.
College social media
To ensure we are sharing the most up-to-date information with as many people as we can, we will be posting regular updates on our social media. Our handles are below.
Twitter – @northamponcoll
Facebook - @northamptoncollege
Instagram - @northamptoncollege