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How will students and staff be kept safe?

At all times we will follow government guidelines around safety and social distancing, and we will expect all of our community to do the same. Understanding this is an important part of our enrolment process this year.

On campus, we have installed the types of safety systems which have become commonplace in other settings, such as screens at our help desks, signage, one-way systems, hand sanitiser and additional cleaning.

All students are expected to follow guidance around self-isolating with symptoms. Any students who need to self-isolate due to relevant symptoms, or due to living with someone with symptoms, will be able to study from home using our online resources, so they will not feel pressure to be on campus. In addition, we will have a wide variety of online social activities through the year, so that students do not feel isolated.

Our social activities this year will include physical but socially distanced activities, taking advantage of our fabulous green outdoor spaces and fresh air, both on campus and around the spectacular local area.

Practical activities will be delivered following guidelines from the government around social distancing and safety. For professionally accredited courses, we are working closely with relevant Professional, Statutory and Regulatory bodies around how students will reach the skills levels required. We expect this to mean, for example, social distancing or using relevant PPE whilst practising physical therapies. It is also likely that some students will also gain experience of the types of activities which professionals in their field are currently delivering, such as delivering online therapy support or online coaching or teaching which could be required skills in the future workforce.

Placements will only take place in environments which are designated COVID-secure, and travel abroad will only return as government guidance allows.

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