No matter what comes our way, we will always put our students first. We will prioritise your safety, your belonging in our community and your long term success.
Below you'll find up to date information about our approach to coronavirus.
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This year, we're delivering almost 90% of all taught sessions face-to-face, on campus. It's the teaching we're famous for: group discussions, lively debate, hands-on with equipment, practical and active learning.
We're keeping a small proportion of teaching online, not because of restrictions, but because our students have told us some particular parts of the curriculum have worked better that way.
It is important to note that whatever specific government advice is in place at any time, we also have a duty of care to all our students and staff. The rates of covid continue to be high and so covid remains a significant risk to consider for the Marjon population.
You can read the latest government guidance here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
If you have symptoms of covid-19, you should not come to campus until you feel well, and you do not have a high temperature.
Testing is no longer free, except for certain groups, such as those who are vulnerable or work in the NHS in patient-facing roles. Find out who can still get free covid tests.
You no longer have to test twice a week when coming to campus.
If you test positive you should try to stay at home and away from others for five days, starting from the day after you did the test. You should avoid contact with people at higher risk from covid-19 for 10 days. See the government advice page here: What to do if you test positive or have symptoms guidance
If you have symptoms, you may not be able to confirm whether or not it is covid. As with any illness, you are expected to stay away from others until you feel well and you do not have a high temperature.
Close contacts: if you live with someone with covid-19, or who has symptoms of covid-19 but cannot get tested, follow previous advice. Try to avoid being on campus if you can, particularly in close contact with others. Avoid close contact with them, limit contact with people who you do not live with, particularly indoors or in crowded spaces, wash your hands regularly and wear a face covering when in close contact with others. It is worth being aware that it can take up to 10 days after contact for the virus to develop.
The NHS test and trace system is no longer operational.
Maintaining safety measures
We will maintain some key measures to keep us safer. These are:
Wearing face coverings: particularly in crowded areas, if you live with someone with covid, or if you have tested positive 5-10 days ago.
Fresh air: continue to flush rooms through, keep windows open, or meet outside to reduce risk
Maintaining space: if you can, please maintain other people’s personal space.
Encouraging vaccinations: we encourage all members of our community to get vaccinated to reduce the risks of covid to you and to others
Do you need to tell the university if you have symptoms of covid or test positive?
1. At all times, as national or local guidance changes, we expect you to follow guidance.
2. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to let us know. If you have a specific question about covid, on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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