Latest updates

The latest updates and key information relating to Covid-19 and accessing the College

This page aims to provide you with the most up-to-date guidance about COVID-19 safety measures in the College. These measures are put in place to ensure that learning delivery continues throughout these unprecedented times, and that the College remains a safe environment in accordance with Government guidelines.

Please ensure you check this page regularly, as the guidance is constantly changing.

LATEST UPDATE  – 26 January 2022

Following government announcements on 19 January 2022, the Department for Education has provided us with the following updates about COVID-19 safety in Colleges.

From Thursday 27 January:

  • Face coverings are no longer advised for students, staff and visitors in communal areas.
  • The government is no longer advising people to work from home if they can. Staff should speak to their employers about arrangements for returning to the office.

This change in policy is in response to the Office for National Statistics reporting falling infection levels across England, with the Omicron wave looking to have peaked nationally. However, NCATI will continue to monitor Government guidance closely and respond to any local changes if necessary.

Control measures remain in place, including the continuation of good hygiene practices, regular cleaning of areas and equipment, provision of hand sanitiser, and keeping occupied spaces well ventilated.

We continue to follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19. Staff and students should continue to test twice weekly at home, with lateral flow device (LFD) test kits, 3 to 4 days apart. Testing remains voluntary but is strongly encouraged.

We will also support anyone who wishes to continue to use a face covering on campus, if that makes them feel more comfortable. Face masks will continue to be provided.


Download our briefing document for learners and apprentices (26 January 2022)


Download our risk assessment


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