We have been notified by the Borough’s Director of Public Health that from Monday 22 November 2021, face coverings/masks will be re-introduced in schools and Colleges in Blackburn with Darwen. Although rates of Covid-19 in the Borough are low, the message we have received from the Council asks us to remain cautious so that numbers remain low.
The latest advice does not mean that we need to return to the wearing of face-coverings in the classroom. However, we do need to return to wearing face-coverings in communal areas and corridors – such as when moving around, using canteens etc.
On Monday morning College staff members will be available on building entrances and will have supplies of masks available.
Please remember that there are other things that can be done to keep everyone at College safe.
The other things we can all do are:
- Washing our hands regularly and using hand-sanitiser;
- Taking regular rapid tests, particularly before mixing with others;
- Getting fully vaccinated against Covid-19; and
- Keeping rooms well-ventilated, particularly when spending time indoors with people we don’t live with.
Did you know?
If you’re aged 16-17 you are now likely to be eligible for the second doses of your vaccines.
Simply book your jab online – search for Book Covid-19 jab!
Thank you for your understanding.
Head of Marketing