I trust you are enjoying the Easter break.
Can I remind you that classes re-commence on Monday 12th April 2021.
We look forward to seeing you.
Testing before you return to site
You should complete one of the lateral flow COVID-19 tests we have given to you before you return to Blackburn College.
You should aim to do this the day before you return to classes. So, for example, if your first class is Monday, you should do the test on the Sunday before.
You will need to record your results in two places.
You should record them on the Government site – the link to access this is in your home-testing kit collection pack.
You should also record your result on the College’s website using the link below. Register your Covid-19 home testing kit results.
You should make sure you take these tests every 3-5 days.
Home-testing Kits for Students
When you return to College, additional home-testing kits will be available for students to collect from the Beacon Centre reception or from the entrance to St Paul’s.
I wish to remind you that there is still the need for social-distancing to be maintained when you are moving about the College or when you are spending time outside of your timetabled classes.
Although you have access to tests at home, it is important to ensure that you continue to wear your mask or face-covering when attending College and in all circumstances where 2 metres between yourself and others cannot be maintained.
Replacement masks, should yours become damaged, are available from the Beacon Centre reception free of charge.
Regular Testing for Your Household/Support Bubble
Households and support bubbles of students at College now also have access to Lateral Flow Home Testing kits (sometimes called rapid results tests). As roughly about one in three people with Coronavirus do not have symptoms but can still pass it on to others. These regular tests are now available to help stop the virus spreading.
Home testing kits for households and support bubbles of Blackburn College students are available:
- Through your employer (if they offer testing to employees)
- At a local test site
- By collecting a home test kit from a test site
- By ordering a home test kit online
Collection of Home Test Kits
The closest collection point for Blackburn College is the Coronavirus Test Centre located on the College car park outside Blackburn Sports and Leisure Centre. The link below details other collection points that may be more convenient to you. Find locations of home test kit collection sites.
Ordering Home Testing Kits
You can also order home testing kits online. You can order one pack of home test kits containing seven tests for home delivery. Your tests should arrive within two days. Order a home testing kit.
Further information about testing for households and support bubbles is available using the following link. A useful leaflet about the testing process is also available. Guidance for testing for households/support bubbles. The testing process explained.
- Guidance for testing for households/support bubbles
- The testing process explained
- A useful guide to how household self-isolation works
Dr Fazal Dad,
Principal and Chief Executive