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Coronavirus Student Guide – Updated February 2022

Click here to download the COVID-19 student guide

Get the latest NHS information and advice about coronavirus (COVID-19) here:

College work during COVID Isolation

If you are isolating and asymptomatic, or feel well enough to do some college work, you should try to keep up with learning. Teachers will aim to post learning materials on the class Teams page at the time of the normal lesson, or if that is not possible before the end of that day. Some teachers may be able to record the lesson or enable access to the live lesson via Teams meetings.

Students who are isolating should acknowledge that they have accessed the materials by leaving a confirmation comment on the Teams page, so that the teacher can see what has been done. The work can be done at the time of the lesson, or at a later time when the student feels up to it.

Students who are too unwell to work should use the Teams materials to catch up when recovered and able to. The important thing is not to fall too far behind and work to your capabilities. Students should communicate with their teachers and Progress Coaches if they are struggling due to COVID isolation or illness.

Public exams are still expected to take place this year, and if teachers need to provide grades for any missed exams, (for individuals or whole groups of students) they will need the academic evidence to do so.

COVID-19 Secure: Keeping you Safe at College updated March 2022

At Long Road, we are committed to doing all that we can to keep our students and staff safe while studying and working during the coronavirus pandemic. We have been working hard to ensure all of our staff and students can work remotely to the best of their ability.

  • We have carried out a COVID-19 risk assessment and shared the results with all colleagues.
  • We have implemented college-wide cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with current government guidance.
  • We have taken all reasonable steps to support both our staff and students to work from home.

COVID-19 Vaccine

The NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme is now open to everyone aged 16 and over. With many students now eligible, the NHS nationally has asked for our support to help get the message to students and get them protected as quickly as possible.  You can book your COVID-19 vaccination by clicking here. 

COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing – updated March 2022

We encourage staff and students to take part in regular lateral flow testing to help reduce transmission in our community. It is advised that tests are taken twice per week, on a Sunday and a Wednesday. For instructional videos on how to carry out your lateral flow home test kit, please click here. 

Students can collect home testing kits from the LRC. Staff can collect home testing kits from reception. 

If not eligible for a PCR test, members of your household can order lateral flow tests in certain circumstances. Please click here to read more or click here to order a COVID-19 rapid lateral flow home test kit. 

Please note: These kits are for asymptomatic testing only, if you cannot get a test from your workplace.

COVID 19 Support for English and Maths GCSE: 16-19 Tuition Fund – updated September 2021

The college will provide individual and small group (up to 5) support sessions for students who do not yet have Grade 4 in English or Maths GCSE, have an EHCP, or are from areas of economic disadvantage. These sessions will supplement the classroom teaching and enable students to have more personal feedback and help with their preparation for GCSE exams. This support is funded by the Government and is enabling the employment of additional teaching staff.

Students will receive support individually or in small groups (up to 5). Students with English as a second language will be prioritised for support with specialist teachers. If you would like to know more, please contact Steve Dann, Vice Principal, at