Plymouth College has a dedicated duty to look after each and every pupil. Please be advised that Plymouth College will continue to follow Government guidance in relation maintaining the safety and health of all members of the community. Here, we will be regular updates on Boarding for September 2020.
Updated - 10/08/2020
Yes. The Head of Boarding along with a graduate member of boarding staff will be at Heathrow airport on August 18th to welcome and transport our new and existing boarders to Plymouth College boarding houses. The cost is £50 per boarder.
Yes. Airport Travel South West taxi service are our recommended operator. www.airporttravelsouthwest.com
£50 per person per night.
Both students and staff will be able to wear face masks and other protective equipment. This will not be mandatory.
The Head of Boarding and Houseparents of Mannamead Girls' House along with resident graduate staff. Staffing rotas will make sure that students are not in contact with any non-essential staff. There will always be 2 members of staff on active duty at any one time with 1 senior member of the boarding staff also duty.
Yes, all students during the quarantine period will be in single room accommodation.
Staff and students will be temperature tested as soon as they arrive in the country. Both staff and students will be temperature tested in quarantine in the morning and evening everyday by boarding staff. Staff will be temperature tested at the start and end of each duty.
If a boarder or staff member shows symptoms - a high temperature, a loss of taste, sickness or general flu like symptoms they will be completely isolated from the rest of the quarantine group. Food will be delivered to that boarder's room by one staff member in protective equipment.
If any staff or boarder displays symptoms we will access an NHS (National Health Service) test which is located under 3 miles from the boarding house. Parents will be contacted immediately by the Head of Boarding in this case.
No. As all meals will be catered on site there will be no activity off the school campus. Students will be able to use the school field to exercise under supervision and maintaining social distancing.
The college will be following the Government guidance on this area.
All boarders will have breakfast, lunch and dinner prepared for them every day they are in quarantine. Kitchen facilities in the boarding houses will be available to the boarders under staff supervision and will be cleaned after each use.
No. All meals will be consumed within the boarding accommodation.
The Head of Domestic Services, will lead a team of cleaners to conduct multiple periods of cleaning each day. Potential sites of transmission such as door handles and communal equipment such as pool cues, TV remote controls will be sterilised regularly throughout the day.
Boarders will be allocated a specific shower and toilet room to use depending on where they are located in the house and the year group they are in.
Please find below the latest letter from the Department for International Trade regarding the country's preparations for welcoming back all international students -