Coronavirus

REMOTE LEARNING

The FRA is committed to the continued education of its students and have successfully moved all classroom learning to online.  Students should follow their current timetables, checking their e-mails and Canvas for guidance prior to the start of each lesson.  Most delivery is a combination of live webinar & lectures alongside supported independent learning.  

Students can e-mail their tutors with specific questions or contact curriculum@fra.ac.uk for wider questions. Please see the below documents for more information on FMPs/INPs. 

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You can read more on the Public Health England website.

The Department for Education (DfE) has launched a helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education.

Staff, parents and students can contact the helpline by telephone and email:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

The helpline is open from 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday. 

 

If you are struggling with your mental health during these uncertain times, please visit the following options for support:

 

About the Coronavirus

A coronavirus is a type of virus. Typical symptoms of coronavirus are similar to the flu and include fever and a cough that may in some cases progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.

The infection is not serious for most people, including children and most people get better with enough rest, water to drink and medicine for pain.

Generally, coronavirus is more likely to cause severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.

 

Protecting yourself and others from getting sick and general good hygiene practice

The FRA are following advice from the NHS and Public Health England, they advise to:

  • Wash your hands with soap and warm water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • Always wash your hands when you get home, into college or work
    • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell
  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean

Please see the NHS website for more advice on prevention.

The NHS advise you to stay at home for 14 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you're staying at home. You should only use NHS 111 if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

 

Trip Week

The FRA trip week, due to take place during week commencing 23 March 2020 has now been cancelled following advice from the Government.

You will have received an email relating to your chosen trip which confirms this and provides further information regarding refunds.

 

International Travel

You can read more on the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).

There are some countries and areas where there's a higher chance of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus. If you're planning to travel abroad and are concerned about coronavirus, see advice for travellers on GOV.UK.

 

Further guidance and advice

If you are absent from the FRA, whether this is related to the coronavirus or general absence, please use our absence reporting form which you can find on the FRA student Hub or via the link below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdnUbTEX4VJtU7TAw7BM5n95KilgsZLkoiehcYa4k06gmL6dg/viewform

The FRA has completed an internal risk assessment and contingency plan that will be updated daily (Monday-Friday). Urgent updates will be communicated to staff, students and parents via email and you can check our website below for further guidance and advice: https://www.fashionretailacademy.ac.uk/coronavirus

The FRA will be following the guidance for educational settings, published by the department for education at the following link and will be updated as soon as possible with any further changes: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19

Information for the public: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public