Over the last few months, we’ve been working incredibly hard to make our campus ‘COVID-secure’, prioritising the wellbeing of our students and staff, and ensuring appropriate access to our state-of-the-art facilities, musical equipment and expert faculty.
ICMP’s key COVID-secure initiatives include:
Social distancing – using signage and separators to create a physical barrier between people, limiting numbers in work spaces, the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout campus, channelling movement in high-traffic areas through a one-way system, improving ventilation and more.
Hygiene – we’ve installed additional facilities so staff, students and visitors can wash and sanitise their hands when they enter and leave the college, as well as at key points around campus.
Face masks – we now have face masks available to all students and staff upon entering the building and these are located on our Reception desk. Wearing a face covering is not currently mandatory within our building. However, we encourage them to be worn in areas where social distancing is not possible.
Enhanced cleaning – we’ve increased the frequency and intensity of our cleaning, with staff carrying out deep anti-viral cleans and regularly disinfecting objects, surfaces and touch points across the campus. Cleaning now takes place during opening hours and musical equipment is thoroughly cleaned after every booking.
How we have worked to make ICMP COVID-secure
In order to be certified as COVID-secure, facilities like ours must meet a list of rigorous requirements. To ensure ICMP’s COVID-secure plan meets best practice requirements, we’ve undertaken widespread research, engaged a specialist third-party contractor, and carried out an extensive risk assessment. We’ve also created a four-stage plan to provide clarity on how we’ll be reopening the ICMP campus.
We’re currently in the second stage (partial lockdown). Our buildings are open to specific students with specialist coursework and assessment requirements but, for September, we’re working towards Stage 3 (controlled opening) or Stage 4 (full opening). Wherever we find ourselves, we’re well-prepared for whatever the future may hold and ready to adapt to any necessary changes.
Creating worry-free, safer places for all to enjoy.
We have also been working in partnership with Shield Safety Group to ensure our premises are Safe to Trade. In conjunction with Shield we have conducted a rigorous risk assessment, self-assessment and completed eLearning courses to ensure we are confident to welcome students back on site.
We hope our commitment to remaining COVID-secure will help put your mind at ease. As an organisation we have complete confidence in the measures in place and we want you to as well. We’ll regularly review our hygiene and cleaning protocols in all spaces, and will adapt them in response to changing public health advice and risk levels to ensure everyone in our ICMP community knows they’re in safe hands.