St Mary’s University, Twickenham is taking the potential risk posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) very seriously. This page will be updated regularly with relevant information. If you suspect you have contracted the Coronavirus (COVID-19), you must follow NHS Guidance and refer yourself online.
Statement from St Mary’s University
As the national situation surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop, we would like to take this opportunity to reassure all members of the extended St Mary’s community that we are taking a number of steps to help protect the health and wellbeing of our students and staff.
From Monday 23rd March all teaching transitioned to the online deliver of programmes. Following the Prime Minister’s statement on the evening of 23rd March, the University implemented a managed closure of the site with only students who are unable to leave their University Accommodation and a skeleton support staff remaining on campus. All other campus buildings are now closed, and all University operations are being delivered remotely.
The University has activated its contingency management team, who are monitoring the situation on a daily basis and making plans to act quickly as the situation changes. The team is acting on advice from official sources including Public Health England (PHE), the National Health Service (NHS), the World Health Organisation (WHO) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Students and staff are being kept informed of the latest advice, which is being published on SIMMSpace and Staffnet, and the University has systems in place to support students and staff in the event they are asked to self-isolate.
The University has published FAQs, which will be reviewed and updated as new information becomes available. In the first instance The University advises that the latest advice on the COVID-19 Corona viruses can be found from the below sources -
PHE - Public Health England
FCO - Foreign & Commonwealth Office