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Coronavirus Updates

CORONAVIRUS DAILY SUMMARY

DUDLEY

NOTTINGHAM

STANMORE

UPDATE

1 November 2020

UPDATE

16 October 2020

LD Training staff are continuing to be back in office, following tight coronavirus guidelines from the NHS and Public Health England throughout our campuses. If you are thinking of studying with us and you have any queries, please contact us through phone or email. If you are already studying with us, contact the respective student support officer for your campus if you need any support.

A few key things we’re doing to minimise the potential risk of coronavirus in our campuses:

  • All staff and learners will be screened at the entrances of all campuses. We’ll be checking temperature and for any symptoms of COVID-19
  • Our staff wear appropriate face masks or protection
  • We have created clear signage to help safely guide you through our campuses
  • We are asking everyone who attends our site to abide by our policy on social distancing – please ensure that you stand or sit a minimum of two metres apart
 
Below is a gallery of pictures showing the strict measures we have put in place to minimise risks and to help keep our learners and staff safe.

In order to minimise risks, please stay informed about COVID-19. The government website is a great central hub regarding the most up to date coronavirus information.

UPDATE

27 March 2020

In light of the coronavirus outbreak and the government lock-down, all of our staff members are now working remotely as of Tuesday 24th March 2020.

Our staff members can be reached through email. We have also diverted the telephone lines at our three locations in order to allow members of our community to maintain contact with us. However, please be aware that calls will be running on a reduced service.

If you are currently studying with us and you have queries, please contact your assessor or lecturer. They will maintain contact with you and ensure that you have the work available to continue your studies. Make sure that you have access to your emails so that we can message you if necessary.

Updates will continue to be posted here on the LD Training website, so please watch this space for any further information.

Please see below our statement regarding the current situation created by our director.

UPDATE

19 March 2020

Please note: face-to-face lectures have been cancelled until further notice. Students, please contact your Lecturer, Admissions Officer and/or Student Engagement Officer on: 

+44 (0) 207 998 3655

Option 1 for London

Option 2 for Dudley

Option 3 for Nottingham

To report illnesses, please contact the Safeguarding Helpline on +44 (0) 7378 105 729.

The health and safety of our students and staff is our priority. LDT is following the latest advice from NHS and Public Health England regarding coronavirus.

Today we have announced that we are switching to online and remote learning for our students to protect the well being of our entire campus community.

The Campuses will remain open for support (remote) purposes and all staff members are reachable via email and telephone. We will continue personal tutoring, assessment guidance and delivery of course via our online learning platform.

You can also find useful tips and advice about the coronavirus.

Please be advised that there are long queues outside grocery stores such as Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda, etc, and you may need to dedicate some extra time for shopping. Almost all local stores in Nottingham are practicing a rationing policy to stop panic buying.

You may find it difficult to find food and other essential items in most of the stores. We endeavour to keep you informed about the local news through our social media and website.

We will update our social media accounts and website with the latest information and guidance about the current situation. Please visit our pages regularly. 

UPDATE

13 March 2020

We understand that you may have concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), especially in light of the recent announcement from Prime Minister, Boris Johnson.

We would therefore like to confirm that LD Training will be remaining open.

We aim to continue providing education and training to all of our students during this difficult time. We would like to ensure that both our students and staff members feel as though their needs are being met and their time with us is excellent. 

However, we are also aware that the circumstances may change. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the Government guidelines to ensure that we can plan appropriately. We are strictly adhering to all government advice.

We urge everyone to take all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of yourself and those around you. Please follow the government advice and make sure to be aware of symptoms of the coronavirus. If you have any concerns about your health, use the NHS 111 coronavirus service.

About COVID-19

COVID-19 is a type of coronavirus that affects the lungs and airways. It causes flu-like symptoms, such as coughing, fever and difficulty breathing. 

While it is unknown how this virus is spread, it is likely that it is spread through cough droplets, as this is how similar viruses are transmitted. The chances of it being spread through food are extremely low.

For more up-to-date information, please see the NHS overview of COVID-19, which is updated daily.

General Advice

It is understandable for you to be worried about the coronavirus. However, please remain calm to ensure that you can help yourself, your friends and your colleagues to the best of your ability.

There are some measures that you can take to lower your risk of contracting the coronavirus. The risk is highest when you are travelling or in a large crowd, so please take precautions if you need to use public transport or spend time in busy areas.

Protecting Yourself

LD Training is promoting good hygiene among our staff and students to limit the spread of the disease.

The NHS and World Health Organisation recommends that you avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth if your hands are not clean. 

Wash your hands regularly with soap and warm, running water. Make sure that you clean the backs of your hands, in between your fingers and under your fingernails. It is recommended that you wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds, particularly in the following situations:

  • Before eating.
  • When caring for someone who is sick.
  • After spending time in busy areas or on public transport.
  • After going to the bathroom.
  • After sneezing, blowing your nose or coughing.
  • After changing nappies.
  • After touching an animal, animal feed or animal waste.
  • After touching rubbish.

Avoid hand dryers. If possible, dry your hands with a clean towel or by air drying. If running water is not available, please use hand sanitiser.

Try to maintain a distance of 1 metre, or 3 feet, from anyone who is coughing or sneezing, as being too close could cause you to breathe in droplets containing the COVID-19 virus.

Maintain good personal hygiene. This includes showering regularly, cutting fingernails and ensuring your clothes and bedding are clean. 

Travel

It is advised to avoid travelling unless absolutely necessary. If you need to go abroad, check the government website for information on the area you are travelling to to determine the risk level. Please bear in mind that some countries have put travel restrictions in place which may disrupt your plans.

If you plan on travelling, you may wish to have valid travel insurance and keep yourself informed. The situation with COVID-19 is continually evolving, which may cause unexpected disruptions. Please plan for those in advance.

If you have travelled to an area affected by the coronavirus recently, please make sure to monitor your symptoms and contact the NHS 111 coronavirus service for more information.

Face Masks

The NHS and World Health Organisation advise that wearing face masks provides little protection against the COVID-19 coronavirus. However, if you choose to wear a mask, ensure that your hands are clean when putting it on, then avoid touching it for the duration of the use.

For those who have tested positive for COVID-19, using a face mask may be useful to stop the spread of contagious droplets when you cough and sneeze.

Please make sure to discard of all single-use face masks appropriately.

Self-Isolating

If you have the symptoms of COVID-19, please do not come in to work or on campus. In line with government health advice, it is essential that you self-isolate to minimise the spread of the disease.

Staff members should contact their line managers as soon as possible.

Students should contact reception at their campus to ensure we are aware of the situation.

If you must self-isolate, please keep an eye on government recommendations through the gov.uk website to keep yourself updated on the situation. Essential advice is being updated daily on the government and NHS websites. 

The steps we are taking

LD Training is taking all necessary precautions to ensure a sanitary space for our staff and students. We are encouraging self-hygiene through reminders and signage. As well as this, we will be cleaning surfaces on a regular basis to ensure the reduction of contamination.

We will continue to monitor the situation and strictly adhere to the government guidelines.

Please watch this space, as any updates will be posted as soon as possible.

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