COVID Update and Documents

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Coronavirus Update

Important Documents

Derwent Training COVID-19 Risk Assessment

Derwent Training COVID-19 Secure Declaration

Update Coronavirus Measures - 04/01/2021

In light of the recent Government announcements, Derwent Training has taken the decision to go 100% remote learning until at least Monday 18th January. 

This decision has been based on a number of factors:

  • Numbers of positive Covid cases are increasing rapidly
  • The training centre, and the majority of its staff and learners now live in a Tier 3 area
  • Some staff and learners live in Tier 4 areas where the number of positive cases per 100,000 is very high
  • We have a number of vulnerable staff and learners
  • The new variant of Covid is transmitting quicker and easier than the original strain
  • The impact of people mixing at Christmas is not yet clear
  • Schools and Colleges have been instructed to delay opening
  • Some employers do not want employees to be mixing during this time
  • We need to play our part in reducing the impact on the NHS. 

The actions we are now taking are:

  • All staff will return to work remotely on Monday 4th January
  • Remote delivery of learning will start Tuesday 5th January with trainers delivering via Zoom or Microsoft Teams
  • Learners are not allowed into the training centre until at least Monday 18th January
  • For the moment, no workplace visits will take place
  • Laptops will be distributed to learners who need them to allow them to continue with their training
  • Tripartite reviews will continue and be done by video or phone conferencing, to allow for joint discussions. 

We will review the situation regularly and provide updates for learners and employers. 


Covid-Secure Measures - Update 04/11/2020

Fom Monday 9th November, following the Government's recent Coronavirus announcement, all learners must wear face coverings when inside the training centre. 

Scientific evidence clearly shows that the age group attending Derwent Training are increasingly contracting the virus and these measures will continue to keep learners and staff safe. 

Derwent Training will remain open with low occupancy levels, staff and learners adhering to social distancing, hand sanitising stations are available around the building, temperature scans on arrival, staff wearing face coverings and adhering to the one-way system.


Very shortly we will be introducing a non-contact temperature scan as people enter the building for the first time during the day, this is for all staff and apprentices. Many businesses have already moved to this phase of upgrading COVID-Secure measures within the workplace. It will become a crucial measure as individuals begin to pick up and display a myriad of winter bugs that could be indistinguishable from COVID-19 initially.

As both an employer and an educational provider we have a duty of care and responsibility for all individuals entering the building. This is not something we take lightly and we will continue to take and enforce all necessary actions to keep us all as safe as possible until a vaccine is found for this disease that kills. 

We would like to remind apprentices that it is very important to adhere to the instructions that were sent to you in your joining instructions. This will allow us to keep learners and staff safe, this includes a one way system around the centre including restrictions to some classrooms, a clean zome upon entry and exit to the building and the toilets as well as social distancing and hand sanitising stations.

If learners are purposely not adhering to these instructions they will be asked to leave the training centre and return to work, and their employer will be informed. 

For general enquiries please contact the Business Support Team on and they can direct your email to the appropriate person.