Coronavirus (COVID 19) – Macclesfield College Update

As the Government introduce new tougher measures to supress the virus please can we remind you of the importance of social distancing, wearing face coverings on public transport and in the communal areas in College and staying at home if you have any symptoms. As a reminder, the most common symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • New continuous cough; and/ or
  • High temperature;
  • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell.
Scenario Action Curriculum Provision
1.     My child or someone in the household has suspected coronavirus symptoms. A negative test is returned. Your child should not attend College between the onset of symptoms and the return of the negative test. ·         Once the College is informed and it is confirmed that your child will be isolating for 10 to 14 days you will receive an email detailing the work they should complete.

·         This will be work from the class teacher(s).

·         Your child should also access the following online platforms where additional tasks may be set:

·         Itslearning;

·         Microsoft Teams.


(students should have their login details for these programmes but please contact the College if this is not the case).

2.     My child has suspected coronavirus symptoms. A positive test is returned. Your child should not come to College for at least 10 days after the positive test result. A return to College after this point should occur following liaison with the College.
3.     My child has come into prolonged close contact with someone who returns a positive test for COVID-19. This could either be a positive test for a household member or the child has been identified as ‘close contact’ by NHS test and trace. Your child should not come to College for 14 days.
4.     We receive medical advice that my child must resume shielding. Your child should not come to College until you are informed that restrictions are lifted.
5.     There is a national increase in the rates of infection for COVID-19. Colleges are advised to adopt a ‘blended approach’. Your child will be informed by the Curriculum Business Leader as to their specific blended approach. Provision will take the following form:

·         When in College. Students will follow the timetable as normal. They will physically attend all of their timetabled lessons.

·         When learning remotely provision will take the form outlined in scenarios 6 and 7.

6.     There is an outbreak of COVID-19 within a cohort of students. The entire cohort are forced to quarantine. Your child will not be able to attend College for the period of time specified by the health protection team. This guidance will be notified to you be the College. Provision will take the following form:


·         Students will receive online tuition in most of their subjects. They will continue to follow their normal school timetable, with their lessons being taught online.

·         These lessons will be taught online through Microsoft Teams.

·         Online learning will be supplemented by resources provided through Itslearning.

·         As far as possible, students will be taught online in their normal classes by their normal teacher.

7.     There is a full College closure. You child will not attend College for the duration of the closure.

If you are a key worker or your child is in possession of an EHCP the College will continue to offer an on-site provision.



Updates will be posted on our website and social media platforms.

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Please only contact the college if the information you require is not available on our website.

If you have any concerns about your health or anyone else’s health in relation to Coronavirus, please follow government advice.

Thank you in advance for your support and co-operation as these are challenging times for everybody.


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