LSO COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES 

Throughout the pandemic our priority has been the safety and welfare of our students, staff and patients. Following the announcement of the reduction of in some restrictions lifting in England the LSO are looking at how this impacts the measures we have in place for everyone who is attending either the college or clinic in person.

 

The following measures will remain in place for students attending college:

  • Regular COVID-19 lateral flow testing
  • Wearing of PPE during clinical sessions and during practical lecture sessions
  • Wearing of face masks whilst moving around the college 
  • Changing of outdoor shoes on arrival
  • Temperature check on arrival
  • One way systems
  • Increased hand sanitising stations
  • Increased cleaning of premises
  • Personal chair covering

The following measures will remain in place for patients visiting the clinic:

  • Temperature check on arrival
  • One way systems
  • Increased hand sanitising stations
  • Increased cleaning of premises
  • Wearing of face mask

Please do not attend college or clinic if you or a member of your household are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 or you have been told to self-isolate by NHS track and trace.

 

 

COVID- 19 Lateral Flow Testing

Everyone is now eligible for free lateral flow testing kits and ALL students are encouraged to take part in regular Covid testing regardless of your vaccine status. We recommend that students should test the day before or the morning they are due to attend the college or the clinic.

Students can obtain tests from either:  a local centre (this includes a large number of local pharmacies); or arrange for these to be posted to your home.

 

Local Testing Centres 

The NHS test and trace website provides details of locations where you can collect  FREE tests. There are numerous centres close to both the college and the clinic

The closest collection point to the college: Harfleur Pharmacy -107 Tower Bridge Road, across the road from the College

The closest collection point to the clinic: Tramshed Community Centre Community Collect Site, Digby Street, Bethnal Green,

Home Delivery of test kits

If you cannot get to a local collecton point you can arrange for tests to be sent direct to your home. Click here to order tests

 

How to take a home lateral flow test

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9XR8RZxKNo

Teaching Arrangements

Following consultation with both students and tutors teaching will take place both in person and in college. Practical lectures will take place face to face in the college. Supporting theory lectures will take place online. Online lectures will be live with tutors.

Our library is now open for students to make use of the facilities here.