CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) Student Information

5/8/20: Emerson College will be re-opening in early September.

We look forward to welcoming you to Emerson courses where we have put measures in place to create a teaching environment that is safe and hospitable. We have taken every effort to make the college COVID secure.

What to expect

On arrival
We will welcome you in Reception and guide you through our new procedure which is also available on this link: COVID-19 Protocol.

Social distancing
We are working to the principle of two metres as the best means of reducing transmission. This will be reflected in how we have set up classrooms. In many cases student numbers have been reduced to facilitate this.

There will be signage and advice throughout the College and a one-way system where necessary.

Cleaning and hygiene

Toilets and common areas will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.  Classrooms are subject to a thorough clean in-between courses. Course materials will be quarantined, cleaned and sanitised and hard surfaces cleaned and sanitised. Most classrooms have a sink, soap and paper towels as well as hand sanitisers.  We ask that all students wash their hands regularly, and use the hand sanitising stations when entering and leaving common areas.

Face coverings and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Students and staff are requested to wear face coverings in public areas and where social distancing may be compromised, such as corridors, washrooms and in the book shop. They may be removed when you are in the classroom and dining rooms where social distancing measures are in place.

Because of the nature of some courses PPE will still need to be worn where our risk assessments require it. Each course will be different but where appropriate the College will supply such items as masks, face shields and disposable gloves.

Catering
We will carry on serving you our delicious vegetarian meals with biodynamic produce grown in our own vegetable garden and sourced from local farms. All our dining rooms have been fitted with screens and tables are spaced out. Each person will be served individually by our staff.

Residential
All rooms will be subject to cleaning using recommended materials and sanitising in between occupancies.

Other facilities
Book Shop: the shop is open with a one-way system. We accept card payment only as we would like to avoid handling cash whenever possible for the safety of our staff.

Our library as well as the computer room are closed. WIFI is available in dedicated areas of the campus, but not in bedrooms. Please, bring your own device if you need one during your stay.

All our students have access to our gardens where no face covering is requested, but please maintain social distancing.

We are very much looking forward to your stay with us. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Steve Briault, Yvette Dellsperger and the whole team

Directors of Emerson College

 

Click here to view our CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT POLICY