Wellington College coronavirus policy

Our host, Wellington College, has a Coronavirus (COVID-19) policy in force. The full policy can be found by clicking here: https://www.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/novel-coronavirus/

The policy is updated from time to time as circumstances change. Currently it reads:

Wellington College is asking for the support of all of those who visit the College’s grounds or buildings in minimising the risk of COVID-19 to its community.

With this in mind, and in line with guidance from Public Health England and the Boarding Schools’ Association, please refrain from entering the College site for any reason if you have travelled from or transited through any of the following countries or areas in the past 14 days:

1.      mainland China, Bertonico, Casalpusterlengo, Castelgrundo, Castiglione D’Adda, Codogno, Fombio, Maleo, San Fiorano, Somaglia and Terranova dei Passerini in the Lombardy Region and Vo in the Veneto Region of Italy, Daegu or Cheongdo in the Republic of Korea or Iran in the past 14 days regardless of whether you have any symptoms of COVID-19; or

2.      Italy, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos or Myanmar and have or develop the symptoms of COVID-19 (that is, a fever, cough or shortness of breath) even if your symptoms are mild.

If you are bringing a group to the College (for example, a sports team for a fixture) we will ask you to check with each of those in the group that they do not fall within any of the above categories and confirm this to us before you arrive.

If you fall within category 2 above and develop symptoms of COVID-19 whilst at College, please inform your host immediately and follow their advice. If you develop such symptoms within 14 days of visiting the College, please inform the College’s Security Team as soon as possible (bjc@wellingtoncollege.org.uk).

The College usually welcomes a number of people to our site and we realise that this approach may disappoint or inconvenience some of you. However, we are taking the current situation very seriously and you will appreciate that our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our pupils and staff.

If you are affected by this approach, please contact the member of staff at the College who you were due to meet and, wherever possible, they will arrange an alternative with you.As the COVID-19 situation is changing rapidly, if you are due to visit the College and are currently not affected by the guidance above, we would ask that you check this page again immediately prior to your visit in case our position has changed.We thank you for your understanding of our position.

As guests of Wellington College, the policy applies to Crowthorne Chess Club members and also to members of visiting teams. Please use the link at the top of this post to ensure that the latest policy is used when coming to the club.