Measures in place for a safe return to campus

A return to campus with new safety measures in place

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Thurso campus main entrance under COVID19

A new set of safety measures has allowed North Highland College UHI students to return to campus for the first time since the college closed their doors back in March due to the Covid-19 lockdown.

Whilst many of the college’s courses will be studied at home via online learning tools, staff at Alness, Dornoch and Thurso campuses have been working hard over the summer to provide a safe environment for students enrolled in courses with practical elements. Covid19 risk assessments were carried out throughout all of the college’s campuses and safety measures such as additional signage, one-way systems, hand sanitising stations and physical distancing have been put in place to allow a safe learning experience for staff and students alike.

Senior Health and Safety Manager, and Director of ETEC, Giles Huby said “We understand this feels like a strange time for everyone which is why the entire team have been working hard behind the scenes to make sure that North Highland College UHI is a safe place for study and research. North Highland College is well prepared for a safe and successful academic year.  We want students to feel safe at College.”

As well as new guidelines being put in place for staff and students, commercial areas such as the House of Morven Café and Salon in Thurso, which both provide public services under normal circumstances, will remain closed at the moment in order to keep the amount of people on site to a minimum.

North Highland College UHI Principal Donald MacBeath said “I am very pleased to see a resumption of some campus operations after a lengthy period of lockdown. Our new campus management arrangements are designed to keep staff and students safe in accordance with Government guidance. Inevitably, implementing these will mean fewer people than normal on our sites at any one time. Staff have been actively planning for this new form of operation and I am confident that our students will have a positive experience engaging with the College through a blend of on and off campus study”.