The information on this page is still current at: 24th February 2021.

Covid-19: MetFilm School’s Response

We are, of course, deeply aware of the uncertainty, confusion, and fear that the pandemic is creating for us all, and particularly conscious of the questions that it must raise in your and your family’s minds about how your experience as a student will be affected. We hope that you will find the information on this page reassuring and informative.

From the 8th March 2021 at the London campus, you will again be able to attend teaching sessions in person – the timing of which is linked to your module schedules. In order to optimise your practical learning, there may be some adjustments to your timetables which will be communicated by your course teams in due course. Please be assured that no essential in-person practical activity that cannot be taken remotely will be moved earlier than March 22nd. We recognise that many students will not be able to get back to the UK straight away and others will have periods of quarantine or self-isolation, and we are committed to continuing to provide remote access to your teaching and learning. The latest guidance on reopening, student travel, and testing can be found here.

We will re-open the London campus fully once the national restriction permits, and we are committed to offering all current and new students the full practical experience that you signed up to, physically on site.

During the pandemic, we have learnt some valuable lessons about how to connect with our student community digitally, and as we are to return to a full campus experience, we are also committed to maintaining and building the enhancements around this experience that our digital environment can facilitate. This includes the Virtual Grindhouse, our new online community, home to a plethora of impressive guest speakers and curated opportunities from across the industry.

In addition, if you are unable to join us at the return to campus because of pandemic-related travel restrictions, or other reasons – don’t worry. We will work with you directly to provide ways for you to engage in learning remotely, joining the course physically at a later date. We guarantee that you will not miss out.

The frequently asked questions (FAQs) below will answer many of your questions. However, if you have further questions, current students can email help@metfilmschool.ac.uk, and new students and potential applicants can email info@metfilmschool.co.uk, call +44 20 8290 9119, or speak to our Admissions Team.


Learning, Teaching and Assessment

We are delighted to confirm that the MetFilm School London campus will be re-opening on Monday 8th March, and we hope to welcome you all back onto campus over the following weeks. The School is working hard to curate re-moulded deliveries of each programme, and your course teams will keep you up to date with our thinking and our plans as they crystallise.

In so doing, the school is working to the following principles:

  • each course will deliver all the original learning outcomes, and we will ensure that by the end of the programme you will have had the same level of practical activity and productions
  • we are taking advice from the government, public health agencies, and academic bodies, and will continue to work within government-imposed restrictions.
  • we are listening to your feedback to ensure the programme works for you
  • our no detriment or safety net policy, which you can read about here is designed to ensure that your academic outcomes and final degree awards are not unduly affected through no fault of your own as a result of the pandemic
  • we have re-ordered modules to delay practical tuition, exercises and productions which cannot be delivered online, and will schedule additional face-to-face practical workshops
  • there will be changes to your timetables, and your course teams will share this information with you as they become clear

The School has developed an approach which we have called Mixed Teaching, designed to ensure that students get the fullest possible physical experience combined with the benefit of digital technologies.

  • The majority of teaching is in person – eg workshops, seminars, productions – with curriculum delivery adapted to keep students in consistent groups throughout so that these bubbles act as a C-19 mitigant. There are guidelines to minimise transmission risk for students and tutors.
  • Students who cannot be there for health or travel reasons are able to engage online, usually through Teams, and there will be enhancements available to tutors to enable better connection with the online community.
  • Where there are cohorts with significant numbers not present in-person, we can create separate online groups.
  • Online engagement is otherwise limited to situations where it is either impossible to do it safely in person (eg where we need more than one bubble to be there together, such as large lectures, visiting guest speakers of interest to large numbers, and programme meetings), or where it is more effective to do it online (eg 1:1 tutorials)
  • We are building alternative assessments so that students can still be assessed if the public health situation changes.

If you are unable to join us at the start of the course or rejoin us because of pandemic-related travel restrictions, visa issues, or other reasons – don’t worry. We will work with you directly to provide ways for you to engage in learning remotely, joining the course physically at a later date. We guarantee that you will not miss out.

Please stay in touch with the team, and we will give you guidance.

The School has an Outbreak Plan which it has developed in consultation with Public Health England and will adapt to local and national changes in line with public health guidance at the time. Depending on the extent of the outbreak and guided by the National Institute for Health Protection (NIPH), restrictions will be implemented in a phased manner, according to the following 4 tiers:

  • Tier 1: this is the default position, whereby the School provides a combination of face-to-face tuition and – where necessary and appropriate – online learning – following our Mixed Teaching approach explained in the MFS London Coronavirus Secure Operating Procedures, which is consistent with the latest public health guidance.
  • Tier 2: this is the fallback position, where we would have to move to an increased level of online learning.  We will prioritise the continuation of face-to-face provision based on their own risk assessments. In the majority of cases, this will be for those parts of the courses where it is most beneficial (for example, practical projects).
  • Tier 3: this is where stricter measures are needed, whereby we will increase the level of online learning to retain face-to-face provision for priority courses and in as a limited number of situations as possible. Students will need to follow government guidance published as part of any additional restrictions applied locally. We will support students by keeping services for students open.
  • Tier 4: this is the last resort, and we expect the majority of provision to be online, with buildings open for essential workers only.

Regardless of the tier of restriction currently in place for teaching provision, all schools and universities, students and staff are required by the government to comply with guidance issued on wider restrictions. National Institute for Health Protection (NIPH) will issue and regularly update guidance on how any additional restrictions imposed will apply to students moving between university and home.

The School will get in touch with all students as quickly as possible if there are any changes to our operations or teaching as a result of public health guidance.


Student Health and Wellbeing

Under the Stay at Home regulations, students are permitted to return to their term-time accommodation, including travel to and from the devolved administrations, subject to any local rules in place within the devolved administrations. This includes family or others within their household or support bubble who travel with the student to transport them back to their term-time address. Students can travel by private vehicle or public transport but should make sure they follow safer travel advice.

If you are using private vehicles you should:

  • avoid car sharing with anyone outside their household or support bubble
  • rigorously follow the safer travel guidance for passengers to reduce the risk of transmission to others where this is not possible

If using public transport you should:

All students should follow guidance to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by:

  • wearing a face-covering unless exempt
  • keeping your distance from people from other households when you travel, where possible
  • washing or sanitising your hands regularly
  • avoiding the busiest routes, as well as busy times like the rush hour
  • downloading the NHS COVID-19 app before you travel, if possible, and checking in where you see official NHS COVID-19 QR code posters

If you are travelling from areas that are undergoing surge testing, different public health guidance applies and you should ensure you get tested before you travel. If you test positive, your PCR test will be sent to a laboratory for genomic sequencing and you must not travel. You must isolate with your household immediately and follow the guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus infections. Public Health England will carry out an enhanced tracing of close contacts of confirmed cases of the variants.

Testing plans for asymptomatic students

As with all HE providers MetFilm School is working with local partners to offer:

  • two tests to all students upon their return
  • ongoing twice-weekly testing to all

We have set an expectation that all in order to keep yourself, your fellow students, and staff safe expectation you should take up the testing on offer.

For full details of testing requirements including how to book a test please visit: https://www.screenspace.ac.uk/covid-19-metfilm-school-response/covid-19-testing/.

 

Testing students using lateral flow devices (LFDs)

The government will continue to work closely with providers to support the delivery of regular testing via LFDs for all students, including providing advice on encouraging student participation where appropriate. Individual HE providers may choose to offer tests to students using different testing technologies and government, and the government will support smaller providers by teaming up with larger providers.

 

How students should be tested

You should be tested twice in your first week of return – immediately upon your return and then again three days later. We will then be offering students twice weekly testing thereafter. However, you only visit the campus once a week the expectation is you only test once a week. This should be done immediately before you visit campus. We will work with local partners to offer practical solutions for testing.

Before you get tested, you should make sure you have arrangements in place to travel home (term address) safely in the event you test positive. You should walk, cycle or drive wherever possible. If driving, you should try to be the only person in the vehicle, but you can share a car with your household or support bubble if necessary. You should open windows, wear a face covering and sit far away from others if sharing a car. You should not use public transport or a taxi or private hire vehicle to return home.

While awaiting your result (typically it takes one hour), you should not interact with other students to avoid virus transmission.

If you have recently (within 90 days) tested positive for COVID-19, you are likely to have developed some immunity. If you have had a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) test in the last 90 days through NHS Test and Trace and been recorded as a positive case on the national system, you do not need to be tested again within that time period if you are asymptomatic. You are still required to self-isolate if you are identified as a close contact of a positive case, even if this is within the 90-day window. If you have had a positive coronavirus in the last 90 days, you must inform MetFilm School, using the online survey.

 

Negative result

If upon return MetFilm School, the first LFD test result is negative, you should limit your social contact and interaction with other students until you receive a second negative LFD test result. This is to limit the risk of transmission.

Students that test negative as part of the twice-weekly testing programme should continue to follow any national or regional tier restrictions.

 

Positive test result

Upon notification of a positive test result (LFD or PCR), you are legally required to self-isolate for ten days and contact tracing will be initiated. A confirmatory PCR test will be required for LFD tests taken at HE asymptomatic test sites.

 

Supporting students who need to self-isolate

For those students who do need to self-isolate, we will take steps to ensure students are safe and well looked after during their self-isolation period.

If you are feeling unwell, you should stay at home for 10 days if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly.
  • You should also stay at home for 10 days if you live with someone who has the above symptoms and you should do this from the first day they have symptoms.

If this affects you, you should read the government’s advice on staying at home.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home, you can though use the 111 online coronavirus service to get more advice.

For full advice on what to do if you have symptoms, please click here.

The government advises that you self-isolate if you are:

  • pregnant
  • elderly
  • have a pre-existing medical condition which affects or immune system or respiratory system.

Please read the government’s advice on vulnerable groups.

Please contact your Course Leader and the Welfare Team on 020 8280 9119 or admin@metfilmschool.ac.uk and, if able to do so, keep up with your studies using our online learning support and resources.

It is important that you follow the latest official advice on self-isolation, social distancing and other measures. If you are self-isolating do not come to the campus.

For the latest guidance about whether you need to self-isolate and for how long, please see this page on the NHS website.

From the 8th March 2021 at the London campus you will again be able to attend teaching sessions in person – the timing of which is linked to your module schedules. In order to optimise your practical learning, there may be some adjustments to your timetables which will be communicated by your course teams in due course. Please be assured that no essential in-person practical activity that cannot be taken remotely will be moved earlier than March 22nd.
We recognise that many students will not be able to get back to the UK straight away and others will have periods of quarantine or self-isolation, and we are committed to continuing to provide remote access to your teaching and learning.

The Berlin campus remains open for limited practical filming purposes only.

We will re-open both campuses fully once national restriction permit,  and we are committed to offering all current and new students the full practical experience that you signed up to, physically on site.

If you have any concerns about the coronavirus, please contact Student Services on 020 8280 9119 or admin@metfilmschool.ac.uk.

Our Student Welfare team will be available to support you and will respond between 9-5, Monday to Friday. You can contact us on 020 8280 9119 or admin@metfilmschool.ac.uk.

For urgent support outside these hours please contact:

  • The Samaritans – 116 123
  • NHS Direct – 111
  • Emergency services – Fire, Police or Ambulance – 999
  • Nightline – 020 7631 0101

New Students Starting in Autumn 2021

For further information on how to apply, please visit our How to Apply page.

We are delighted to confirm that the MetFilm School London campus will be re-opening on Monday 8th March, and we hope to welcome you all back onto campus over the following weeks. The School is working hard to curate re-moulded deliveries of each programme, and your course teams will keep you up to date with our thinking and our plans as they crystallise.

In so doing, the school is working to the following principles:

  • each course will deliver all the original learning outcomes, and we will ensure that by the end of the programme you will have had the same level of practical activity and productions
  • we are taking advice from government, public health agencies, and academic bodies, and will continue to work within government-imposed restrictions.
  • we are listening to your feedback to ensure the programme works for you
  • our no detriment or safety net policy, which you can read about here is designed to ensure that your academic outcomes and final degree awards are not unduly affected through no fault of your own as a result of the pandemic
  • we have re-ordered modules to delay practical tuition, exercises and productions which cannot be delivered online, and will schedule additional face-to-face practical workshops
  • there will be changes to your timetables, and your course teams will share this information with you as they become clear

We have made the decision to start your programme a few weeks later than originally planned in order to minimise the risk posed by the coronavirus pandemic. The new start dates are now on the course pages of the website and have been communicated to all students enrolled on programmes.

Yes, if you are unable to join us at the start of the course because of pandemic-related travel restrictions, or other reasons – don’t worry. We will work with you directly to provide ways for you to engage in learning remotely, joining the course physically at a later date. We will work with you to ensure that you catch up on any practical learning that you have missed.

If you are travelling to the UK you should do the following before making travel plans:

  • check with MetFilm School in advance to confirm when in-person teaching and learning begins
  • inform MetFilm School when you intend to arrive in the UK so that you can be appropriately

 

Before travelling to the UK, you should:

  • check entry requirements and restrictions that have been introduced due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • ensure that prior to departing for England you provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test result taken within three days of departure to their transport operator. More information on pre-departure testing is available on uk
  • complete a passenger locator form
  • note that all inbound UK travel corridors have been temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants. All passengers are now required to self-isolate for 10 days on More information is available on gov.uk
  • confirm whether you are travelling from a red-list There are different arrival procedures for individuals travelling from a red-list country and individuals travelling from a country not on the red-list

 

Students who have been in, or transited through, a ‘red list’ country in the last 10 days

Students should be aware that the UK has introduced travel bans for arrivals from some countries (otherwise referred to as ‘red list’ countries) as part of measures taken to protect the UK from new strands of COVID-19. The list of ‘red list’ countries will be regularly updated and can be found on  gov.uk.

British and Irish Nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK will still able to enter the UK if they have been in or transited through a ‘red list’ country in the last 10 days but they will be required to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel on arrival for ten days without exception. Residence rights include those with an entry clearance/visa that grants such leave eg students, holders of existing leave to enter or remain e.g. those students with biometric residence permits, and holders of EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”) leave.

Individuals who have been in, or transited through, a ‘red list’ country in the last 10 days and who are not British and Irish Nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights will not be granted access to the UK.

The costs of quarantining in a hotel will be borne by the traveller and are currently set at £1,750.

More information is available here.

If you fall into this category please contact admin@mtfilmschool.ac.uk to discuss your situation.

Students cannot use the Test to Release scheme if they have been in or through ‘red list’ countries in the 10 days before they arrive in England.

 

Students that have not been in or transited through a red-list country for 10 days

All international arrivals who have departed or transited through any country outside the Common Travel Area should self-isolate immediately in their own accommodation for 10 days.

When students arrive in England, they must travel directly to the place they are staying and not leave until 10 days have passed, they should:

  • only use public transport if you have no other option
  • follow safer travel guidance for passengers
  • only leave their accommodation in limited circumstances and follow guidance on how to self-isolate when they travel to the UK (England only)
  • All international arrivals must book a travel test package before travelling to the UK – this costs £210. They must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and a test on or after day 8 to check that they do not have COVID-19. Students should use the booking portal to book their travel test package
  • Individuals will need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of their quarantine period. The day of arrival in England will be treated as day zero. This first test is designed to help identify any potentially harmful variants of COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity. Tests will be taken in their own accommodation.
  • Individuals need to take a COVID-19 test on or after day 8, unless they received a positive result from your day 2 test.
  • If they’ve quarantined for 10 days and received a negative result to both their day 2 and day 8 tests, they may leave the place where you’re

The 10-day period is counted from the day after they left their country of origin before returning to the UK. Students not travelling from a ‘red list’ country, who do not need to quarantine in a hotel, may be able to exit self-isolation early via Test to Release:

  • International arrivals have the option to reduce their self-isolation period by taking a coronavirus (COVID-19) test from a private testing provider five full days after arriving in England, with a negative result releasing them from the need to self- Read the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test to Release for international travel guidance. Click here for a list of providers of Test to Release tests.
  • Students planning to use the Test to Release scheme must still take a test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8, unless they are exempt. Even if individuals get a negative result from their Test to Release and are released from self-isolation, they will still need to take a test on or after day 8 to check that they do not have COVID-19
  • Students who have chosen to self-isolate for ten days instead of taking a private Test to Release are not expected to take a further LFD test (administered by their UWL) at the end of their self-isolation period when they return to campus

After following the correct arrivals procedure, students should follow instructions on ongoing asymptomatic testing as set out by their HE provider.

Yes, if you are unable to join us at the start of the course because of travel restrictions, visa issues, or other pandemic related reasons – don’t worry. We will work with you directly to provide ways for you to engage in learning remotely, joining the course physically at a later date. We guarantee that you will not miss out.

When you are on campus, we will follow current UK government guidance and best practice in both the Higher Education and film production worlds to ensure that you are as safe as possible. In the event of any further public health lockdowns, we will ensure that your learning experience continues remotely, and all practical production activities and film productions will be rescheduled. We will ensure that your learning goals, filmmaking experience, and qualifications are not harmed.

Met Film School and University of West London have various digital platforms which we use to deliver online learning and support to students when not on the campus. You will also be supported by your programme team, and the School’s Student Services and Academic Support team – which you will also be able to access online if you should have any problems.

See here for minimum specs of a computer and phone or camera you will need during your ScreenSpace course.

For more information on how to get support from the University of West London, see our information for current students. The University Students’ Union also have their own regularly updated information page which you can access here. The advice service will continue to run via phone call and email, and you can email uwl.su@uwl.ac.uk with any enquiries.


Self-isolation Requirements for Students Arriving in the UK from Abroad

Before travelling to the UK, you should:

  • check entry requirements and restrictions that have been introduced due to coronavirus (COVID-19) that have been introduced due to coronavirus (COVID- 19)
  • ensure that prior to departing for England you provide proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test result taken within three days of departure to their transport operator. More information on pre-departure testing is available on uk
  • complete a passenger locator form
  • note that all inbound UK travel corridors have been temporarily suspended to protect against new international variants. All passengers are now required to self- isolate for 10 days on More information is available on gov.uk
  • confirm whether you are travelling from a red-list There are different arrival procedures for individuals travelling from a red-list country and individuals travelling from a country not on the red-list

Students should be aware that the UK has introduced travel bans for arrivals from some countries (otherwise referred to as ‘red list’ countries) as part of measures taken to protect the UK from new strands of COVID-19. The list of ‘red list’ countries will be regularly updated and can be found on  gov.uk.

British and Irish Nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights in the UK will still able to enter the UK if they have been in or transited through a ‘red list’ country in the last 10 days but they will be required to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel on arrival for ten days without exception. Residence rights include those with an entry clearance/visa that grants such leave eg students, holders of existing leave to enter or remain e.g. those students with biometric residence permits, and holders of EU Settlement Scheme (“EUSS”) leave.

Individuals who have been in, or transited through, a ‘red list’ country in the last 10 days and who are not British and Irish Nationals, or third-country nationals with residence rights will not be granted access to the UK.

The costs of quarantining in a hotel will be borne by the traveller and are currently set at £1,750.

More information is available here.

If you fall into this category please contact admin@mtfilmschool.ac.uk to discuss your situation.

Students cannot use the Test to Release scheme if they have been in or through ‘red list’ countries in the 10 days before they arrive in England.

 

Section 4b: Students that have not been in or transited through a red-list country for 10 days

All international arrivals who have departed or transited through any country outside the Common Travel Area should self-isolate immediately in their own accommodation for 10 days.

When students arrive in England, they must travel directly to the place they are staying and not leave until 10 days have passed, they should:

  • only use public transport if you have no other option
  • follow safer travel guidance for passengers
  • only leave their accommodation in limited circumstances and follow guidance on how to self-isolate when they travel to the UK (England only)
  • All international arrivals must book a travel test package before travelling to the UK – this costs £210. They must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and a test on or after day 8 to check that they do not have COVID-19. Students should use the booking portal to book their travel test package
  • Individuals will need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of their quarantine period. The day of arrival in England will be treated as day zero. This first test is designed to help identify any potentially harmful variants of COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity. Tests will be taken in their own accommodation.
  • Individuals need to take a COVID-19 test on or after day 8, unless they received a positive result from your day 2 test.
  • If they’ve quarantined for 10 days and received a negative result to both their day 2 and day 8 tests, they may leave the place where you’re

The 10-day period is counted from the day after they left their country of origin before returning to the UK. Students not travelling from a ‘red list’ country, who do not need to quarantine in a hotel, may be able to exit self-isolation early via Test to Release:

  • International arrivals have the option to reduce their self-isolation period by taking a coronavirus (COVID-19) test from a private testing provider five full days after arriving in England, with a negative result releasing them from the need to self- Read the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test to Release for international travel guidance. Click here for a list of providers of Test to Release tests.
  • Students planning to use the Test to Release scheme must still take a test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8, unless they are exempt. Even if individuals get a negative result from their Test to Release and are released from self-isolation, they will still need to take a test on or after day 8 to check that they do not have COVID-19
  • Students who have chosen to self-isolate for ten days instead of taking a private Test to Release are not expected to take a further LFD test (administered by their UWL) at the end of their self-isolation period when they return to campus

After following the correct arrivals procedure, students should follow instructions on ongoing asymptomatic testing as set out by their HE provider.

All international arrivals who have departed or transited through any country outside the Common Travel Area should self-isolate immediately in their own accommodation for 10 days.

When students arrive in England, they must travel directly to the place they are staying and not leave until 10 days have passed, they should:

  • only use public transport if you have no other option
  • follow safer travel guidance for passengers
  • only leave their accommodation in limited circumstances and follow guidance on how to self-isolate when they travel to the UK (England only)
  • All international arrivals must book a travel test package before travelling to the UK – this costs £210. They must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 for variant surveillance and a test on or after day 8 to check that they do not have COVID-19. Students should use the booking portal to book their travel test package
  • Individuals will need to take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 of their quarantine period. The day of arrival in England will be treated as day zero. This first test is designed to help identify any potentially harmful variants of COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity. Tests will be taken in their own accommodation.
  • Individuals need to take a COVID-19 test on or after day 8, unless they received a positive result from your day 2 test.
  • If they’ve quarantined for 10 days and received a negative result to both their day 2 and day 8 tests, they may leave the place where you’re

The 10-day period is counted from the day after they left their country of origin before returning to the UK. Students not travelling from a ‘red list’ country, who do not need to quarantine in a hotel, may be able to exit self-isolation early via Test to Release:

  • International arrivals have the option to reduce their self-isolation period by taking a coronavirus (COVID-19) test from a private testing provider five full days after arriving in England, with a negative result releasing them from the need to self- Read the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Test to Release for international travel guidance. Click here for a list of providers of Test to Release tests.
  • Students planning to use the Test to Release scheme must still take a test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8, unless they are exempt. Even if individuals get a negative result from their Test to Release and are released from self-isolation, they will still need to take a test on or after day 8 to check that they do not have COVID-19
  • Students who have chosen to self-isolate for ten days instead of taking a private Test to Release are not expected to take a further LFD test (administered by their UWL) at the end of their self-isolation period when they return to campus

After following the correct arrivals procedure, students should follow instructions on ongoing asymptomatic testing as set out by their HE provider.

  • You should avoid shared spaces as much as possible – including as kitchens, bathrooms and sitting areas
  • everyone should wash their hands lots of times during the day – do this for 20 seconds, using soap and water or hand sanitiser
  • always cough and sneeze into a tissue – then throw the tissue away and wash your hands
  • in communal areas, try to stay at least two metres away from other people as much as possible
  • think about wearing a face covering when you are in the same room as another member of the household
  • use a different bathroom if possible. If you use the same bathroom clean it each time after you use it. Wipe all surfaces you have touched using strong household cleaner (disinfectant)
  • use different towels
  • do not share a bed
  • do not use the kitchen at the same time
  • clean surfaces that you often touch several times a day with a household cleaner/detergent
  • use a dishwasher – if this is not possible, wash and dry each person’s things separately
  • use a different sponge and tea towel for each person
  • do not shake dirty washing before putting it in the washing machine – if you do not have a washing machine, wait three days after your staying at home period ends before taking it to be washed
  • put rubbish such as tissues and disposable wiping cloths into rubbish bags that are tied shut, then put these bags inside a second bag – you should wait three days before you put them outside for the rubbish collection
  • while you are self-isolating arrange for food and medication to be delivered
  • tell people delivering things to your home to leave them outside and let you know they are there – they must not come into your home
  • Do not use taxis or public transport and do not allow social visits from friends and family – use your phone and social media to keep in touch.

If you are self-isolating with friends or relatives, please arrange for help for food to be delivered to you, observing social distancing guidelines.

If you are in accommodation on your own, your best option may be supermarket deliveries. For example, Tesco, Morrisons, Sainsburys and Waitrose all offer a delivery service which can be booked online. If you are encountering issues with the food you can contact wellbeing@metfilmschool.ac.uk for advice.

Please follow the UK government instructions and National Health Service guidelines if you develop coronavirus symptoms while in self-isolation.

If you have a confirmed case of Covid-19 you must let us know.

Yes. you can enrol online, undertake our pre-induction course and start your studies while you are self-isolating. There will also induction activities and materials.

Our Wellbeing Team recommend the following resources for you:

  • If you are self-isolating before your course starts, there is a pre-induction course which you are encouraged to engage with. It has references to a lot of viewing and reading materials which will both entertain you and prepare you for your programme.
  • You will also be invited to join the Virtual Grindhouse, our online community, where you will find guest speakers, opportunities, and other information.
  • Once your course starts, you will be able to engage with your learning online until you are able to join the course in person.
  • Counselling
  • Disability & Mental Health
  • General wellbeing
  • Finance & funding advice
  • Local medical services information

Complaints

If at any point you are not happy with the Schools action (or lack of action) in relation to any aspect of your experience (including teaching) you can provide us with feedback by raising it with your course manager, course leader or a member of Student Services staff. You can also provide feedback which is formally noted through the student representation system. Staff are usually very responsive to student concerns. In the rare event that you remain unhappy after discussing your concerns with staff, you can contact the Student Complaints Team: complaints@metfilmschool.ac.uk.