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Woodlands Campus Refectory/Link

Woodlands Campus, Auckland Drive, Birmingham, West Midlands, B36 0NE

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There have been no changes to parking or the Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Staff are located at the entrances.
  • Additional entrances and exits are currently in place for students to assist with social distancing.
  • Visitors to the college will still use the main entrance and exit points.
  • Some of the additional entrance and exit points may not be suitable for wheelchair users. Please phone in advance for more information.
  • Additional hand sanitising stations have been installed at entrances, in each classrooms and in corridors.
  • There may be restrictions on the number of people allowed into shared services at any one time.
  • People are advised to keep left in corridors and to keep moving to their destination and not congregate in corridors.
  • Signs have been put up on walls and doors to remind people to maintain social distancing, wear a face covering, keep left in corridors and to regularly wash / sanitise hands.
  • Floor signs are in place at the main reception desks.
  • All counters now have protective screens.
  • Some urinals and cubicles in standard toilets have been closed to assist with social distancing.
  • Track and Trace is in use for the Hair & Beauty Salons through the NHS COVID APP.
  • Many of the social areas within the college are closed to prevent student bubbles from mixing.
  • Staggered break and lunch times are in place to assist with social distancing in refectories.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

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    • The refectory is located on the ground floor of the main building foyer.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in Woodlands Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Water Orton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
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    • The car park is at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 410cm (13ft 1in x 13ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (66yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 115m (126yd) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Refectory Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main building foyer.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 196cm (6ft 5in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played occasionally in the refectory.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (9ft 10in) from the refectory entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 42cm (1ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • The type of food served here is varied.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located to the rear of the main building foyer.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilet is located to the rear of the main building foyer.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 3.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
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    • There is Braille and Tactile signage throughout the college.
    • Documents including student policies and statements can be also be requested in symbol, on audio tapes and on computer disk.
    • There is a Braille Reader available for students on request.
    • There are 24 members of staff trained at BSL Level 1, 1 member of staff trained at level 2, and 1 member of staff trained at level 3.
    • Throughout the college there are computers which have visual software available.
    • There are fire alarm alerters for people with hearing impairments available at reception.
    • There is a mobile hoist with a hook and loop attachment available on request.
    • There is a Minicom number available: 0121 678 7005.