At Fife College, our staff and students are at the heart of everything we do! 

Although most of our staff and students will continue to work and learn from home where possible, we have been working hard to prepare the campus for you and wanted to let you know what we’re doing to keep you safe, and what the campus will look like when the time does come to welcome you back.

What to expect

 

If you, or anyone in your household are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, do not attend any of our campuses - instead, stay at home and follow NHS and Scottish Government Advice. We will be happy to see you when you’re feeling better.

 

One way systems - we have implemented one-way systems in all of our campuses, with clear signs to guide you around the buildings

 

Distance from others - we have adapted our spaces to allow you to distance from others when you are on campus

 

Hand Sanitising - we have installed hand sanitising stations at all entrances and exits, and throughout the College buildings

 

Enhanced cleaning - we have increased the level of cleaning taking place across our campus buildings, in line with Scottish Government advice

When you attend any of our campuses…

 

Facemasks - these should be worn in enclosed spaces and public areas, such as; the College Library, when on stairways and when moving along corridors

 

Be kind - some people can’t wait to get back on campus and others may be feeling nervous – we can all look out for each other

 

Sign in - students will be registered by class register, with additional registers placed in public areas such as libraries and refectories

 

Student ID badges - students should clearly display their student ID badges when on campus

 

Opening hours - campuses will be open between the hours of 9am and 5pm

Campus Facilities

 

Reception - our reception desks are open and have been fitted with protective screens.

 

Refectories and College Bistro - our refectories in our Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Rosyth campuses have now reopened to serve a mixture of hot drinks, filled rolls, soups, cakes and heat and go hot meals.

The refectories will be open: 

10am-1pm (Rosyth)

8:30am-2:30pm (Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes)

We are working hard to reintroduce the catering service at our Levenmouth campus. Until then, please continue to bring your lunch with you. 

 

Toilets - our toilets are open across all campuses. However, please respect social distancing when using these.

 

Salons and Gyms - until further notice, our hair and beauty Salons, gym and sports facilities will only be used for classes and will not be open to the public.

 

Classroom facilities - if your classes are on campus, your lecturer will talk to you about any changes that have been made to your classroom, and any alternative arrangements that are in place.

 

Wipe, work, wash - when using equipment on campus - such as computers, laptops and printers - please wipe them before and after use.

 

We look forward to you joining us online, and on campus, when the time is right. If you have any questions please get in touch. We are here to support you.

Together, we can keep ourselves and our college community safe

Your Campus FAQs

We have made changes to our campuses to ensure that all staff and students remain safe when they attend. 

Check out the answers to some of our frequently asked campus questions below:

If you are self-isolating, either due to you or someone is your household having symptoms of Covid-19, or because you have been contacted by Test and Protect either by phone or through the app asking you to self-isolate, you should let the College know. 

Inform the College as soon as possible by contacting your lecturer or named contact. They will ask you a series of questions to understand which of the above categories you fall into (isolating due to symptoms or isolating as you have been contacted by Test and Protect) and understand whether there has been a positive test result. They will also ask when you were last on campus. 

Please answer honestly, this information will only be asked of you to allow the team to understand what steps they need to take next, and which departments need to be aware. 

If you have tested positive for Covid-19, you should let the College know. 

Inform the College as soon as possible by contacting your lecturer or named contact. They will ask you a series of questions such as when your symptoms started, when you received your positive test result and when you were last on campus. 

Please answer honestly, this information will only be asked of you to allow the team to understand what steps they need to take next, and which departments need to be aware. You will not be asked for proof of your positive test or for a Doctor's letter. 

You should familiarise yourself with the information within this page so you know what to expect when you attend campus.

It is important that you do not come onto campus if you have symptoms of COVID-19, or you or anyone within your household are within the 10-14 day isolation period with COVID-19 symptoms or a positive confirmed case.

You must not attend campuses if you are isolating due to returning from a high-risk country or if you have been told to isolate as a result of the Test and Protect process.

Please speak to your lecturer if you are required to isolate and cannot attend classes. 

Face coverings should be worn within public areas such as corridors, stairways and the library. Face covering will only need to be worn in classrooms during times where social distancing is difficult to maintain or where you may be required to be in close contact for an extended period of time. Your lecturer will be able to advise you if a face covering is recommended for your class. 

A face-covering is a covering of any type (except a face shield) that MUST cover the mouth and nose. It should be made of cloth or another textile and should be two, preferably three layers thick, and through which you can breathe. You can purchase them at many local shops such as chemists and supermarkets. Religious face coverings that cover the mouth and the nose count as face coverings for these purposes. 

Transparent face coverings, i.e. face shields can be worn to assist communication for those who rely on lip-reading and facial expressions, however, these are not as effective for reducing transmission as a full face covering.   

If you are unable to wear a face covering, you can collect a lanyard (which will help to display to others why you are not wearing a face covering) from the Inclusion Learning hubs from Monday, 14th September. Alternatively, you can email learning@fife.ac.uk and one can be left at reception to collect if needed sooner. You can also contact our Inclusion team on inclusion-slh@fifecol.onmicrosoft.com for further information. 

As part of our Trace and Protect system, it is vital that everyone displays their student ID prominently. Our staff will be following these same guidelines. We aim to ensure that accurate registers are taken on campus, so in the event of a reported positive covid case, we can advise accordingly. 

Breakfast club will be slightly different until October break (14 October), there will be breakfast bags made up on tables in the refectory areas for you to help yourself. 

You can access library services online via the library iLearn page.

You should only be coming in to the College library for essential study that cannot be undertaken remotely. If you do need to go into the library, you must wear a face-covering in this area and follow all on-campus safety and sign-in procedures. 

Public transport is safe to use if you follow the guidance set out by the transport provider, and the systems they have in place.  

No, we are re-opening with a phased approach to minimise numbers on-campus. You will have specific details from your lecturer of when you should attend classes.  

Students should only be on campus for timetabled classes or essential study/support they cannot undertake remotely.  

To keep our students and staff as safe as possible we will continue to follow the guidance set out in the Scottish Government's Route Map when making decisions on college operations. This means, arrangements will be adapted as we progress through the four phases. Please be assured that all decisions will be made with the health and safety of everybody as our main priority and arrangements will remain in place for as long as is necessary.  

Yes, it will be safe to reopen for the new academic year, based on the Scottish Government’s guidance. The Scottish Government has planned out how all sectors of Scottish society can begin to move on from lockdown and return to (near) normal life in a planned, phased and safe basis. This guidance is based upon the most up to date information available, including the assessment of the risks surrounding COVID-19 and the risks associated with living in lockdown. The College is and will continue to follow the official guidance available.

The College is following Scottish Government guidance on arrangements for Test and Support. This guidance doesn’t currently require routine College-based Covid-19 testing as part of our reopening activities, but if this guidance changes then testing will be put in place as needed.

Appropriate PPE will be provided for practical subject areas where risk assessments have shown they are required (such as Hairdressing, Beauty Therapy, Engineering, Science, Hospitality and Construction). Subject specific training will be given to students on Covid-19 and measures put in place in line with the specific guidance for the different industry sectors.

We will be asking all students, staff and visitors to comply with the official guidance on social distancing and handwashing whilst on Campus.

Although there have been no new restrictions placed on Colleges, there have been some new restrictions across the country, with the announcement of the Scottish Government's new 5 Tier system. As of 29/10, Fife has been placed into Tier 2, with some of the surrounding areas, including Edinburgh, placed into Tier 3. 

If you live within an area in a different Tier to Fife and are timetabled to be on campus, you can continue to attend as normal. If you are concerned about travelling in from another area, please speak to your lecturer or named contact before coming to campus. 

To find out more about the different Tiers, visit the Scottish Government website here

The refectories in our Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Rosyth campuses have now reopened to serve a mixture of hot drinks, filled rolls, soups, cakes and heat and go hot meals.

We are working hard to reintroduce the catering service at our Levenmouth campus. Until then, please continue to bring your lunch with you. 

  • Tea and Coffee
  • Filled Rolls (Breakfast and Lunch items)
  • Paninis 
  • Soup 
  • Grab and Go Meals
  • Heat and Go Hot Meals
  • Cakes and Pastries

The refectories are open during the following times:

10am-1pm (Rosyth)

8:30am-2:30pm (Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes)

Yes, face coverings should be worn when in the refectory, except when seated at a table (or if exempt). This means you should have it on when you enter the refectory and keep this on while you order and collect your food and drinks, removing it only when you are seated at a table. 

We have added a unique QR code to each table in our refectories for staff and students to sign in when they are seated at a table. This is to help with the Government's Test and Protect scheme and the information you provide will only be used for these purposes. 

Each QR code is unique so please make sure you scan the code at your own table. 

  • Hand sanitising stations at entrances and exits - we are asking all staff, students and visitors to use these each time they visit the refectory
  • Face coverings must be worn until you are seated, including when ordering and collecting food
  • Keep your distance from others. Tables and chairs have been set up to allow for distancing. Please do not move any of the tables or chairs around 
  • Sanitising wipes are there for you to clean your table before or after use
  • Please clear your own table after you have finished
  • Pay by card where possible (we do still accept cash though)
  • Scan the QR code on your table as soon as you sit down