Sarum College update on the Coronavirus

14 March 2020 (1)

As people around the world face the consequences of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to outline the steps we are taking at Sarum College to ensure our students, guests and staff are safe and healthy. 

All the College’s public areas are open, and healthy people are welcome to use our bookshop, library and refectory as normal.  

Sarum College staff follow strict hygiene protocols. We have reinforced the rules and practices of good personal hygiene with all staff and we have posted NHS information around the building to remind guests and visitors of good hygiene practice.  

There are hand sanitizers and tissues throughout our buildings to help people comply with the NHS advice to ‘catch it, kill it, bin it’ if they need to sneeze. 

Our kitchen has an excellent five star food hygiene rating and we have enhanced our cleaning regime in line with the latest public health guidelines.  

We are conducting regular cleaning and sanitizing of public contact points in the building such as door handles, reception counters and meeting rooms. We also have enhanced cleaning procedures for guest rooms. 

Some courses and events are running as planned or via online connections. We have taken the difficult decision to postpone or cancel in cases where doing so could help to protect those at higher risk of serious illness as a result of contracting the coronavirus.  

We ask that during this time visitors should avoid coming to the College if they have recently travelled from affected areas or if they feel unwell, particularly if they have coughs, sneezes, fever or any other symptoms as associated with the COVID-19 virus. Staff who fall ill are instructed to err on the side of caution and follow government advice to self-isolate for 7 days.  

We are closely monitoring the situation to make sure we are taking all precautions to protect our visitors and colleagues and will update in line with changes to the public health situation and guidelines. 

We will update our courses and events diary with any changes to the schedule or format. If you have any questions about a particular event or course, please contact us on or 01722 424800.

Thank you for taking the time to read this message and please take care.

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