Lockdown and returning to term-time address

The new national lockdown started on Tuesday 5 January and enforces the closure of University campuses until the end of February, except for those studying future critical worker courses.

Please follow the Government’s advice which is that if you live at university, you should not move back and forward between your permanent home and student home during term time.

Also we encourage you to do your bit to keep our University community safe by taking a free asymptomatic test if you are back at your term time address. We’ll donate £1 to the Students’ Union’s RAG charities for the first 1,000 tests taken by our students. You can book a test and read the FAQs here.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to our COVID-secure campuses when the time is right, but for now, stay safe and stay at home.

When should I travel back to my term-time accommodation?

We will share the date of your next face to face session and the guidance for travelling back to university as soon as we have it. The Government currently estimates this to be at the end of February. All students are encouraged to:

  • Not return to their student accommodation until face to face teaching resumes
  • have an asymptomatic test before returning for face-to-face teaching
  • minimise the risk to themselves and others on their return to university by acting responsibly and in line with University/Government guidance; and
  • follow local restriction tier guidance on social contact.
What are the rules if I’m returning to University Halls of Residence?

There is guidance about what you can and can’t do when you are returning to, and living in, Halls of Residence. Please read all the FAQs here.