Whether living off or on campus, students will be in a “bubble” with their household. We expect students to follow government guidance around social distancing and household interactions. At the moment, this means there is no need to socially distance within a household, but to socially distance whilst outside the household.
We are trying to keep life on campus as normal as possible. The Hub restaurant, Barjon and the Grandstand are open, so you can catch up with friends, though of course you must follow social distancing guidelines.
When you leave your accommodation and come to main campus buildings, we need you to scan in and out using our app. You can also use the NHS app in our catering facilities.
Whether you live on campus or elsewhere, if a member of your household tests positive for coronavirus, all members of the household must remain at home, self-isolating. In addition, if you are identified as having been in close contact with someone who tests positive, you will have to self-isolate.
This means that you should be ready to self-isolate, keeping stocks of grocery and freezer supplies, and sufficient personal medication. You might want to set up a supermarket delivery account to ensure you can place orders quickly.
The Universities Minister, Michelle Donelan, has stated that in the event of any local lockdown, the government would expect students to stay on campus rather than return home.