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J129 as ladder says your still learning everything, but socially distancing. C&R is in face masks and gloves at all times which is rather warm work.
Ladder im literally half way through the 8 weeks, its lots to take in. Where abouts are you training?
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Thanks for letting me know !
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So if it’s a residential course are the group still meeting after work? We had study groups and went out socialising when I joined last time!
I can’t imagine social distancing from fellow colleagues doing the training..
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Not residential on my course . We were local level 3 and not supposed to meet outside of work before the current lockdown but I know 3 off my course have been meeting up.
We have guidelines on car sharing as in avoid if possible but if needed wearing masks 😷 having windows open and sitting far apart if possible.
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Kingofthekippax-Was it always non residential or did it change because of covid? When I did my residential course, we were encouraged to meet up so we could study together for exams..
Seems strange not telling people to work as part of a team, after all isn’t being a prison officer all about being in a team?
Did you enjoy C&R? Did everything pass?
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Still 1 week left of c&r, still some residential courses, but they are trying to keep people local due to Covid
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What colour knickers do you have on 😂 😏 ?
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I think that's what kind of questions ladders was hoping for in the first place bear, then he got bombarded with prison related questions 🤠
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Pink or brown 😂 ?
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The apprenticeship program does anyone know if you could Opt out I work down London and others seem to think you can opt out if you feel it’s not for you
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Good evening.

I started my induction at my allocated prison but was sent home on day 2 because I had been near staff who tested positive for covid.
I haven't been back since and I have been told to attend my POELT tomorrow and have no idea of the protocol.
Do I wear uniform on day 1? I am not sure what to take. I will take a gym kit etc and will be residential.
Help!
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I would turn up in uniform or black shoes, pants, white shirt if I hadn’t yet received the uniform. Take a gym kit in case always better to be prepared then explain the situation.

That’s if you have completed your quarantine period. If you should still be isolating. Follow government guidelines and ring, email your establishment, POELT and SSCL and explain the situation. Whatever you do don’t turn up and put others at risk and force them into quarantine if this is the case.

All the best and hope you have a great time.
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Thanks for the quick reply
I have my uniform and quarantine ended yesterday. I did have a covid test which has come back negative.
Feeling very unprepared but ready to learn.
Yes, I think I will wear my uniform travelling.
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Bare in mind I don’t start till next week so just thought some advice was better than getting none and worrying. Hopefully someone can give you more informed advice. I’d wear uniform with jacket over the top if I was in your position I’m sure if it was a no you would have been advised against travel in your uniform on day 1.

Have a great time. If you get chance let us know how it goes. All the best. I’m just a bit jealous I still have to wait haha
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I will let you know.
Good luck for next week!
I think the downside is covid, I guess the group will be small and we socially distance.....