On Monday 21 February, the Government set out its intention to learn to live with COVID-19 and for Higher Education that its priority was to support institutions deliver face-to-face education.
All remaining domestic restrictions across England have now been removed, including the end of the requirement to self-isolate and the end of the Government’s testing programme. The University has updated its guidance in response to these changes.
The safety of our staff and students has been our priority throughout the pandemic and will remain so as we enter this new phase of ‘Living with the virus’. While domestic restrictions have been removed, we will continue to promote and encourage safer behaviours, that our University community can adopt to reduce the risk of infection. Government guidance recommends:
- Getting vaccinated
- Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meeting outside
- Wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when rates of transmission are high;Trying to stay at home if you are unwell;
- Taking a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and staying at home and avoiding contact with other people if you test positive; and
- Washing your hands and following advice to ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’.
Advice for international students
Accessing mental health and wellbeing support
Please remember that should you need any mental health or wellbeing support our Student Services team has put together a full list of resources that are available for common wellbeing concerns, including stress, and anxiety, and worries caused by COVID-19.
Thank you once again for your continued support throughout what has been a challenging time for everyone.