Coppicewood College will comply with all Welsh Government rules concerning Covid 19 as and when they are introduced.
In response to the latest Welsh Government rules concerning schools and colleges, Coppicewood College considers that on line learning is not an option as our students need continual assessment and therefore have to attend our woodland college in order to continue their education with us..
Furthermore our woodland needs management which is carried out by the students as the major part of the curriculum.
The majority of the work is carried out in the open and with just 8 students on campus the measures in our policy are easy to manage.
Therefore following discussions with the Instructors and students and a further risk assessment, looking at the guidance given for higher education and forestry business and our contractual commitment on managing the woodland the College will open on Wed 20th Jan 2021, and for the remaining period of the Woodland Skills Course unless the Welsh Government’s rules change concerning the above.
All persons visiting the College from outside Wales will be advised of the latest Welsh Government rules and asked to comply.
All Students, Instructors, Volunteers and Visitors gain access to the woodland venue by a single-track path.
All persons using this access will be asked to maintain social distancing of 2 m.
The campus consists of open woodland and a large airy workshop; the maximum number of persons in the workshop at any one time is 12.
There is sufficient room to maintain the current social distance of 2m between people.
All people entering the woodland will be asked to maintain current social distancing.
Hand-sanitisers will be in use around the workshop area.
People will be asked to use these in the following situations:
- Using the compost toilet.
- Prior to picking up a tool they are using for the first time that day.
- Prior to entering the workshop.
People visiting are requested to bring their own utensils.
Gloves are needed for many tasks. People should bring their own or take a pair from the College stock to keep for the duration of their course, or in the case of volunteers, for the day of their visit.
Anyone wishing to wear a mask may do so but it will not be compulsory unless the Welsh Government rules change.
Anyone with possible symptoms ie loss of sense of smell or taste, high temperature and continuous cough will be asked not to attend the campus, and if this develops whilst on site will be asked to go home and self isolate/ arrange to be tested immediately.
The nearest testing station is the Carmarthen Showground drive through.
A log will be kept of all visitors to the campus each day to assist track-and-trace.
11th January 2021