Physical distancing is a key measure to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In order to facilitate physical distancing at the Institute, we are working in course group ‘bubbles’. This is very different to how we work usually, but for safety we are seeking to avoid interaction between course groups as much as possible. Similarly, class groups will have fixed seating plans.

Within your course group, students may be further separated into small discrete groups or ‘Pods’, to the extent that this is practical. This will depend on the nature of the work – if you are required (for the qualification assessment) to undertake group work, you will remain in a fixed ‘pod’ with other students for this – always following social distance guidelines of course. We are limiting the number of rooms you will use on the days you are in to absolute minimum possible – again to minimise the potential the risk of spread.

We ask that all student co-operate with this.