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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 .


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Published 1 month ago

SGS student wins BBC Young Reporter

Bethany White, a Level 3 Film and TV student at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, is celebrating today after receiving the news that she has won the BBC Young Reporter competition.

This prestigious competition allows young people aged between 11-18 to submit their story ideas and to see those ideas come to life.

The 18-year-old from Hanham was encouraged to enter the competition by her grandparents. She had recently undertaken work experience at ITV West Country and realised there was little or no content addressing issues aimed at her generation, so decided to apply.

Bethany chose a proposal entitled ‘Same work, different pay’ which centers around the unfairness of pay for under 18 year old's. As a winner she will now get to work with the BBC producers, and journalists, to turn her story into a news piece for national broadcast.

She commented:

“I had a few story ideas that I had taken from my personal experiences and also some I had picked up on from social media. As journalism is my chosen career path I thought entering this competition would be a great opportunity to try to get one of my stories publicly announced and published. I hope when it is published that some companies will start thinking about the issue and will start working together to treat younger people fairly and equally in the work place. With the cost-of-living crisis going on I thought this story was perfect to try and get people more knowledgeable on the topic and situation as I feel many older people have children or family members facing the same problems so will be able to relate to the issue.

“I’m so happy and excited I have won, I never thought I would! This is a massive boost and start to my career in journalism and will hopefully give me a lot of experience as I am going on to study journalism in September at Bournemouth University.”

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