Current guidance for students and staff 

The government has changed how we manage COVID and has announced the ‘Living with COVID-19’ strategy.  

  • If you have COVID-19 or display symptoms to indicate that you may have COVID, you should stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days. You can return on day 6 if you no longer have a high temperature and feel well enough to resume normal activities.
  • If you are a residential student at Sparsholt Campus who is experiencing symptoms, please make the residential team aware and they will advise you on best practice  

In order to minimise the spread of COVID-19 you are encouraged to continue: 

  • Regular hand washing 
  • Maintaining appropriate distancing between other people 
  • The wearing of face coverings and regular lateral flow testing by both learners and staff is optional but still encouraged 

We all have a part to play in continuing to minimise the spread of COVID-19 and along with undertaking the above we ask all students to be considerate of others and the college community. 

If you do have any concerns or questions then, in the first instance, please speak to your tutor.  


  • Should you need any points of clarification in relation to arrangements, if you are experiencing any difficulty in accessing technology to learn from home or if you feel that you need additional support, please can we ask you to contact your Progress Coach who will be pleased to assist or facilitate the specialist support according to your needs.  

    Click here to read our Remote Learning Pledge.

  • We understand that this is still a worrying time, there are a range of resources on Sparsholt Student Services page on Moodle which you may find helpful to support you.

    The Wellbeing team are continuing to work to support you and can be contacted on

    Find out more about our Wellbeing support here.

  • Students who are facing financial difficulties can contact Student Services for information, advice and support. Please email

  • Home Testing kits come with a detailed step-by-step instructions which can also be seen below in videopdf leaflet , easy read leaflet and here on the website. 

Other Updates

  • Absence Reporting

    Please contact the College if you are unable to attend. Call 01962 797311 or email before 11.00am each day. Please do not just contact your Progress Coach or anyone else as that will not be recorded as a notified absence.

    Guidance for Residential Students living on the Sparsholt Site

    If you become ill, you should:

    • Stay in your room and avoid contact with other people
    • Contact the Warden on 01962 797538 or 07715 043855 or email Alternatively you can contact the Nurse on 01962 797430
    • You may need to take a test for coronavirus and you may be asked to stay in your room until the test results are back, but be reassured you will be cared for by our staff during this time.

  • Wellbeing Support

    The Wellbeing team, based in Student Services, can help and support you remotely or in person. Studying at college in a subject that you’re passionate about is exciting, but it can be daunting too. We know how important it is to stay focused on your studies but we recognise that life can get in the way sometimes. If you are finding things difficult, it is important to know that you are not alone.


    At Home

    For self-help information, video clips, links to websites and general support information, please see Sparsholt Student Services page on Moodle.


    On Campus

    For support with anything that is affecting your enjoyment at Sparsholt, please contact the team to arrange a meeting on Alternatively you may pop into student services during our opening times to arrange an appointment directly.


    If you would like to refer to our counselling service, please see the learner counselling section on Moodle. There is a short referral form to complete, then our counselling coordinator will contact you about arranging an appointment.

View the latest information on COVID-19 from the Government 

View the latest information from the NHS

View our comprehensive risk assessment by request here.