Coronavirus – Latest Guidance for Students
Local COVID alert levels: what you need to know
New National Restrictions from 5 November
At Templegate Training Academy, we take the welfare of all our learners, staff and communities extremely seriously. Due to the current covid-19 situation and second lockdown, we are taking all the necessary steps to protect our learners, staff, service users and communities from the pandemic. The Covid-19 situation has affected the class-based learning. However, we are continuing delivering online courses and training until the situation changes.
Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available.
COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK. People must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, the Government is taking the following action:
New national restrictions are now in place.
- Stay at home
- Only leave home for food, medical reasons, exercise, education or work
- Work from home if you can
- Avoid travel unless essential
- Continue to protect your self and others by remembering to wash hands, cover face, make space.
Remember – ‘Hands. Face. Space’:
Hands – wash your hands regularly and for 20 seconds
Face – wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet
Space – stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)
We will continue to update our website as more details are published by the government.
Templegate Training Academy take the welfare of all our learners, staff and communities extremely seriously. Due to the current covid-19 situation and arising cases in the West Midlands, we are very limited to meet face to face. We are taking all the necessary steps to protect our learners, staff, service users and communities from the pandemic. The Covid-19 situation has affected the class-based learning. However, we have now again started to deliver online courses and training until the situation changes.
What local COVID alert levels mean
Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage the outbreak in their area.
Find out what you can and cannot do if you live, work or travel in each local COVID alert level.
Check the local COVID alert level of your local area to see which level applies to you.
Why the government is introducing local COVID alert levels
The government is committed to ensuring the right levels of intervention in the right places to manage outbreaks. Working with local authorities through the contain framework, our approach has been simplified so that there are now 3 local COVID alert levels.
Restrictions and guidance apply to the specified areas below.
West Midlands – High
Local COVID alert level: high
This is for areas with a higher level of infections where some additional restrictions are in place.
This means on top of restrictions in alert level medium:
- you must not socialise with anybody outside of your household or support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
- you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 outside, including in a garden or other spaces like beaches or parks (other than where specific exemptions apply in law)
- businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law
- certain businesses are required to ensure customers only consume food and drink while seated, and must close between 10pm and 5am
- businesses and venues selling food for consumption off the premises can continue to do so after 10pm as long as this is through delivery service, click-and-collect or drive-through
- schools, universities and places of worship remain open
- weddings and funerals can go ahead with restrictions on the number of attendees
- exercise classes and organised sport can continue to take place outdoors. These will only be permitted indoors if it is possible for people to avoid mixing with people they do not live with or share a support bubble with, or for youth or disability sport
- you can continue to travel to venues or amenities that are open, for work or to access education, but should look to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
You should continue to:
- follow social distancing rules
- work from home where you can effectively do so
- walk or cycle where possible, or plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport