The latest government guidance for education settings

We are encouraging all highly vulnerable staff and students or those working with this group to continue to test twice a week for Covid using the lateral flow tests that are available from college.

However, for the majority of learners there is no longer a requirement to complete two lateral flow tests each week, but if you experience any cold like symptoms we want you to take a test in order to keep fellow students safe.

If you do test positive for Covid we would encourage you to isolate at home whilst ill and until you complete two negative tests on two consecutive days.

There are no longer any government requirements for contact tracing through the NHS App. But all students who are not attending lessons because of Covid should report their absence in the normal way.

Dudley Sixth will continue support Public Health Authorities and respond to any local changes if necessary. We will continue enhanced cleaning across all college sites and we will also continue to support anyone who wishes to continue to use a face covering on campus, if that makes them feel more comfortable.

Further government guidance is available at

Thank you for your support as we all learn to live with the ongoing threat of Covid.