Menu

Covid-19 Secure Policy

Course Search

  • Search

COVID-19 SECURE POLICY

Updated 4th June 2022

WELCOME BACK TO THE ARTHUR FINDLAY COLLEGE!

A message from the College General Manager

Dear Everyone,

Welcoming back guests to the Arthur Findlay College has never been far from my mind, and since we closed the doors back in March 2020, I have not lost hope of this being a reality. I am delighted to advise that we have now re-opened.

We realise that for many of you there are some concerns when it comes to staying at the College but rest assured our main objective is to ensure that you can ‘Visit with Confidence’ and with this in mind I invite you to read all about the preparations and procedures that the Arthur Findlay College team have implemented.

The staff have seen many changes and are doing their upmost to keep you safe and adapt to the situation themselves. Please have patience, these changes have been forced upon us all. It is different for them too but necessary to keep you all safe.

If the information below, does not answer your questions or concerns, then please do speak to us directly by telephoning us on +44(0)1279 813636 or emailing me personally at tanya@arthurfindlaycollege.org

My team and I look forward to welcoming you back to the Arthur Findlay College soon.

Tanya

Tanya Smith,

General Manager.

COVID-19 – SECURE MEASURES FOR THE SAFE RETURN OF STAFF, TUTORS AND STUDENTS

Students are no longer required to provide us with a lateral flow test or a PCR test to enter the College.

If a student shows symptoms whilst at the college, they will be asked to self isolate, and take a Lateral Flow Test. (provided by the College).

Face Masks

Face masks are now OPTIONAL.

If the covid-19 infections rise again in the UK this may change and we will let you know in advance of your stay.

In addition, small places like the College Shop and offices operates with restricted numbers for entry at any one time.

We have followed the UK Government Covid-19 guidelines and met the high standards required to be accredited by the UK Government as well as carrying out our own risk assessments and introducing new policies to further protect you and our team.

We have trained our staff to maintain vigilant cleanliness and put in place measures to aid social distancing for a safe environment.

We have taken the best advice to ensure everything is in place for a visit that will be as safe as it will be comfortable and enjoyable.

The measures apply to students and everybody working at the College.

Residential bookings are mandatory for all visits to the College, and you will be required to complete and return a Covid-19 Pre-Arrival Questionnaire to us 24 hours prior to arrival. This will automatically be sent to you 72 hours prior to your arrival.

FOR ALL STUDENTS AND TUTORS

We know that you are as excited as we are to welcome you back to the Arthur Findlay College, even if it looks a little different these days. We also understand that our students’ expectations for cleaning and disinfection have changed. That is why the College has implemented new safety protocols and cleaning regimes to deliver an even cleaner stay for our students.

Our promise to you is to deliver the same level of reliable and friendly service you would expect from the College, but with the added confidence of industry-leading hygiene practices and eco-friendly Covid-19 safe chemicals created to keep you safe.

The health and safety of our College community is our main concern.

Please do not travel to the College, even if you have a booking, if you feel in any way unwell.

A temperature check is mandatory upon your arrival.

No handshakes, hugs, or kisses, please!

Hand sanitiser is available for use at strategic points in public areas.

Special cleaning and sanitisation of public areas and touch surfaces will take place by staff.

If taken ill at the College, you should return to your room, self-isolate and contact College management. TEL: 01279813636. If it is necessary for you to return home, any balance of your booking will be refunded.

The College has lateral flow tests so we can quickly determine if you have Covid-19.

Cashless Environment.

The college is now a cashless environment including donations at Spiritualist Healing and Divine Services.

Credit-card terminals are available throughout the college for your convenience. We cannot take cash as a method of payment. We will accept Visa credit and debit cards and Mastercard. We do not accept Diners or American Express.

The cash machine has been removed from the College, nor is there a cash back facility. If you require cash for onward journeys, please ensure you make alternative arrangements in good time.

YOUR STAY

Check-in time is from 3pm and check-out time is by 10.00 am.

Your bedroom will have been carefully cleaned and sanitised.

Non-essential amenities such as cushions and throws, have been removed from the room.

Please return room keys to the key box at Reception.

Maximum 2 people in the lift at any one time please.

Promotional material will be available to download from our website. If you require a course leaflet, you can download them from our website or ask the reception team who will email you a copy.

Bedrooms will not be serviced during your stay; housekeeping staff will be focused on maintaining cleanliness of all public areas and shared bathroom and toilet facilities.

College staff are not permitted to enter a guest bedroom whilst the bedroom is occupied by you. If your room requires attention or maintenance, please let the reception team know that you are not in your bedroom. Respectfully we ask that if a staff member is in your bedroom carrying our essential maintenance, you allow them to leave your room before you enter.

SHARED SHOWER & BATHROOM FACILITIES

Showers, baths and toilets will be more frequently cleaned and fully sanitised repeatedly throughout the day. In addition, each bathroom and shower room will also have disinfectant chemicals for you to use.

All bedrooms have private sinks for your convenience.

THE DINING ROOM & BAR

Please sanitise your hands with the sanitiser provided at the entrance.

Meals will be served to you from the protected screened area, you will instruct the dining room team member with your meal preference, they will serve you and you will take your meals on a tray with your napkin and cutlery and return to your seat.

Hot and cold beverages are available for you to help yourself.

Tables and chairs and all other surfaces will be thoroughly sanitised after each meal sitting and close of bar service.

WORKROOMS FOR CLASSES

All workrooms are thoroughly deep cleaned and sanitised at the end of each working day.

The workrooms have protective screens for your protection to allow you to work in pairs in close and safe proximity.

Hand sanitisers are available in all workrooms.

Cleaning will also take place during scheduled breaks.

PRIVATE SITTING ROOMS

All private sitting rooms are thoroughly deep cleaned and sanitised at the end of each working day.

Social distancing must be always adhered, unless using the screens provided.

Hand sanitisers are available in all private sitting rooms.

OUR STAFF, CONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS ARE COMMITTED TO SAFETY

Will wear face coverings.

Will not attend work if unwell.

Will wash and sanitise hands frequently.

Will practise social distancing.

Staff are randomly tested with lateral flow tests.

All staff are temperature tested daily and must sign a daily Covid-19 declaration on entering the workplace.

Suppliers and contractors will not enter building unless agreed, subject to a clear Covid-19 test.

Our team have new “no contact” protocols – including handshakes and hugs.

SPIRITUAL HEALING AND THE DIVINE SERVICES ON SUNDAY’S AND WEDNESDAY’S

Healing and Public Services are now open to the public.

Please can we remind you not to enter the College if you show Covid symptoms and ,not knowingly, have been in contact with anybody suffering with Covid.

Spiritual Healing can be offered to the public by absent healing. The Stansted Healers can offer absent healing to anyone who asks. Please email requests for Spiritualist Healing at healing@arthurfindlaycollege.org   

Long gallery window
Long gallery window