COVID-19 Measures – College Guidelines

COVID-19 Measures – College Guidelines

Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design

These regulations have been implemented to ensure all appropriate measures have been taken to create as safe an environment as we can for staff and students to work and study. 

All courses will have an element of blended teaching and delivery; therefore some sessions such as lectures may remain online and other sessions such as workshops will be in the College.


College Opening Days & Times:

  • The College will be open 5 days a week: Monday to Friday.

  • The opening hours will be 09.30 am to 5.30 pm every day.

Travel to the College:

  • Students are encouraged where possible to walk or cycle to the College. If travelling on public transport, then please follow the government guidelines for traveling safely: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers
  • Please note, that it is compulsory to wear a face-covering in the UK on the Transport for London network, but may not be enforced by other transport companies outside of London, if you are commuting into London.

The Building:


  • A cleaner will work at the College throughout the day cleaning all ‘touch points’ i.e. handles and general areas.
  • A thorough clean of the College will take place every evening once all students and staff have left for the day.
  • A screen has been installed at reception to protect staff when people enter the building.
  • Hands-free sanitizer stations have been placed on each floor and students will be required to use the hand sanitizer on entering the building.
  • The ground floor kitchen will be closed as this is a high-risk area. Therefore, no food can be stored or prepared in the College. Students will therefore need to plan for their own lunch provision. Students may eat food they have purchased from the local area at the College and personally collect any food deliveries to the College from reception. 
  • It is advised that students bring their own laptops for self-study at the College. However, there will be computer stations available (these must be sanitized before and after use).
  • There is directional signage to show walking flows around each floor and set ways to access each floor.
  • All tables and chairs in communal areas have been organised so that they are at least 1+ metres apart. 

Student & Staff Responsibilities:

  • Everyone must adhere to social distancing when in the communal areas of  the College and follow all directional signage.
  • Students and staff are encouraged to wear a face covering when in the College environment. Students will need to bring their own masks.
  • To use hand sanitizer on entering the building and washing your hands for 20 seconds regularly throughout your day at the College.
  • No-one should invite guests to the College or have anyone come into the College reception to meet them. 
  • Furniture must not be moved, as it has been strategically positioned.
  • Everyone must remember their access cards and use these to enter the building and the different floors.
  • Staff and students should not share equipment, therefore please make sure that you bring everything you need with you. This includes chargers for phones and laptops, you will not be able to borrow these from reception.
  • Students may not store items at the College, nothing can be left at reception or stored in the cupboard opposite reception.
  • Students may not smoke/vape outside the building, students wanting to smoke/vape will need to walk up to Soho Square. The doorway must be clear at all times.
  • The water machine will be in use, you will need to use the gloves provided when using the machine and sanitizer wipes will be available. You will need to bring your own bottle to fill. 
  • The library will be available for students to use, you must use the rubber gloves provided when handling the books or when using the photocopying machine.

Student Mental Health & Wellbeing Support:

  • Student mental health and wellbeing support will remain online. Students can request one off general wellbeing session or a series of counselling sessions after an initial assessment. These requests are to be made directly to the college’s Student Counsellor Lindsey Reeman, who can be contacted via email on lindsey.reeman@condenastcollege.ac.uk
  • CNC Wellness section on Canvas provides Health & Wellbeing guidance.

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • If you have Covid-19 symptoms, then please do not come into the College.
  • Possible signs of Covid-19 are a new persistent cough, high temperature, loss or change of your sense of taste and smell.  
  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange to have a PCR test as soon as possible. This still applies even if you have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Testing information can be found here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/ask-for-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/ and here https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test 
  • If you live in the same household as someone with COVID-19, you should stay at home and self-isolate, if you are not fully vaccinated. If you are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years and 6 months you will not be required to self-isolate if you are a contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 (this includes a member of your own household). Fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.
  • If you are contacted by NHS test and trace, please follow their advice and let us know the situation.

Asymptomatic Testing

  • The government has made available asymptomatic testing to all UK citizens and strongly encourages that students carry out 3 tests using a lateral flow device (LFD) before they start back at their educational setting and they do 2 lateral flow tests per week.

  • Therefore, we are asking all students, staff, and visitors to the College regularly to test themselves even without symptoms. You can access free asymptomatic tests by having them delivered or you can collect them.

  • Information about lateral flow tests – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/regular-rapid-coronavirus-tests-if-you-do-not-have-symptoms/

  • The lateral flow test can be ordered online for free using the following link – https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests

  • Or you can find your nearest centre to collect them using the following link – https://maps.test-and-trace.nhs.uk/

  • You should only use a lateral flow test if you DO NOT have any Covid symptoms. If you test positive after using a lateral flow test, you must then organise to have a PCR test to confirm that you have Covid.

  • The PCR test can be organised through this site – https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

  • If you test positive after having a lateral flow test or PCR you must isolate and do not come into the College. Please inform Dione Hyland dione.hyland@condenastcollege.ac.uk if you have a positive test immediately.

Travelling to the UK:

Risk Assessment:

  • A detailed risk assessment has been carried out by the Head of Facilities from the Condé Nast Head Office (the Adelphi) on the College specifically regarding Covid-19, this has also been signed off by the CEO of the College.

We will regularly review our protocols and the measures that we have put in place, to make sure that we are providing a safe place for our students and staff.


If you have any further questions then please don’t hesitate to contact Nick Isles, CEO of the College, or Dione Hyland, Director of Operations.