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 strongly encourage users of our buildings (students, staff and guests) to wear face coverings when moving around the building, in classrooms and elsewhere in the building where social distancing cannot be maintained.
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.
Testing – all students and staff are requested to produce a negative Lateral Flow Test (LFT) result, taken within the previous 24 hours, before visiting the ICMP campus.
Check-in – students and staff must tap in and tap out of ICMP buildings each time they enter or leave, so we know who is on campus at all times and can monitor building capacity.
How we've made 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 operate the ICMP campus moving forward.
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've also been working in partnership with Shield Safety Group to ensure our premises are Safe to Trade. In conjunction with Shield, we've conducted a rigorous risk assessment, self-assessment and have completed eLearning courses to ensure ICMP students remain safe 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.