COVID Policy

Higher Standards Training Policy/COVID Mitigations Policy

Higher Standards Training (HST) is committed to ensuring the safety of its students and staff.  Following the Public Health England (Coronavirus, Restrictions) coming into force by law on 5 Nov 2020, and upon our review of the publication of COVID19 guidance updated on 26 Nov 2020, HST policy is as follows:


  • According to the SCHEDULE of Regulations continue delivery so that students of all ages can benefit from their education and training in full

  • follow the system of controls, which sets out what to do to minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) in your setting

  • work with local authorities to contain local outbreaks This guidance is for leaders and staff in:

  • sixth form colleges

  • general further educations colleges

  • independent training providers

  • designated institutions

  • adult community learning providers

  • special post-16 institutions


Professional Training


According to PART 2 of the regulations (Restrictions on Movement) Para 6.4.b, it is permitted to leave home for the purposes of education or training.


Our interpretation of this part of the regulation, is that we may continue to provide ground training to students who are enrolled in a professional course.

In these circumstances the following restrictions apply:


  • Maximum 15 people in all areas of the building including all offices and classrooms at any one time. This includes both staff and students.

  • Maximum 6 people in any room at any one time.


  • Masks are to be worn at all times by all people who enter the building.

  • Physical distance of 6 feet should be maintained between all people in the building.

  • Staff and students will attend on a voluntary basis.


  • No person will attend HST if within the previous 14 days they have experienced COVID19 symptoms, received a positive test result for COVID 19, or if they come into contact with anyone who has experienced symptoms / received a positive test.

  • All will be sanitized.


  • All people who attend HST will observe ‘Hands, Face, Space’ best practice.

  • All people who use HST facilities should scan the NHS test and trace QR code upon entering the classroom.


This policy will be regularly reviewed. If any student has any comments or suggestions, they should be sent to


Annabelle Cox


26 Nov 2020