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Covid Update

On Tuesday 29 March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1 April.

Updated guidance advises:

  • Adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and no longer have a high temperature.
  • Children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can return to college when they no longer have a high temperature, and are well enough to attend.
  • Adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice is 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1 April:

  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children’s social care settings. Therefore, we will no longer be able to order test kits .


THANK YOU! Over £13000 raised for the British Red Cross to help families and communities in Ukraine - smashing our £10k target. Money raised so far

Published 2 months ago

SGS College community rallies for Ukraine via Red Cross fundraiser events

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College (SGS) is proud to be joining global efforts to support the Ukraine with a fundraising campaign that aims to raise £10,000 for families and communities impacted by the crisis.

The College has chosen to work with the Red Cross based in Ukraine and will focus on securing cash donations that can be used in a flexible manner to aid the work being undertaken on the ground.

Fundraising activities will take place over the coming weeks with departments launching sponsored silences, car washes, cake stalls, face painting, bag packing at supermarkets and many more endeavours to ensure the desired target is achieved.

See how much money has been rasied so far

SGS are also holding 'The Great Cake Sale and Ukraine Question and Answer Sessions' at each of its main campuses in Stroud and Bristol this week.

All staff and learners are being encouraged to bake cakes to sell with proceeds going towards the campaign. Additionally, there will be briefing sessions with presentations and the opportunity to ask questions about what is currently happening in Ukraine. Guest speakers are Charles Martell who currently has family out in Kyiv, a Ukrainian learner studying at SGS, plus various SGS tutors.

SGS recognises that many in the community will be affected in different ways by this crisis and feelings of anxiety and concern are going to be at a level that may not have been experienced before. Students and staff are able to access ongoing confidential support through the SGS Wellbeing Service and Counselling Service.

Sara-Jane Watkins, SGS College Principal, commented: “Our thoughts are with all those who have been displaced by the Russian military invasion of Ukraine and all those who suffer the injustice of war. I am proud that our strong, caring and inclusive community of staff and students have come together to support all those who have been affected. The excellent fundraising efforts of SGS College staff and students demonstrates the community spirit and focus that is bringing people together during such difficult times.”

A direct link to donate and contribute to the College’s fundraising appeal can be made to the Red Cross in Ukraine via the SGS Just Giving page at SGS College is fundraising for The British Red Cross Society

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