As of Monday 12th April, restrictions in England have changed. Find out what this means for you and City.
Published Tuesday, 13th April, 2021 in University news
On Monday 12th April, England moved into the next stage of the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown. This means:
- Non-essential retail was be allowed to open.
- Hairdressers, salons and other close-contact services could open.
- Gyms and spas could open (for use within household groups) as well as public buildings, including libraries and community centres.
- Most outdoor attractions and settings could open, such as zoos and outdoor hospital venues operating ‘table service’.
- Members of the same household can now go on holiday in England in self-contained accommodation.
- Children can now attend any in/outdoor children’s activities.
- Care home residents can now have up to two regular visitors.
- Attendee numbers for weddings, receptions and commemorative events will rise to 15.
What this means for City
Our campus will remain open over the Easter break and during Term 3 for you to access study spaces if you need to. You can find more information about which facilities are open on our Covid status page, the opening times for City’s libraries here and other Library services online.
CitySport has also reopened on Monday 12th April - you can find opening times as well as FAQs on their website.
The UK Government has now confirmed that no additional courses can return for in-person teaching until after 17th May at the earliest. We are currently reviewing which in-person activities and support we may be able to offer on campus after 17th May and will be in touch with further information. You can read the Government's letter to students here.
Our teams are still here to support you remotely – you can find further information about how to contact them on the Student Hub.
If you do need to come onto campus to use a study space, please ensure you do the following:
Before you arrive on campus
- Book your study space in advance
- Book your Covid-19 tests - to reduce the spread of the virus and keep all people on campus safe, we strongly encourage you to take a test and only come onto campus on the basis of a negative covid-19 result. You can book free asymptomatic tests through our UoL partnership or use community testing in your local area. Students observing Ramadan can read the guidance on testing from the British Islamic Medical Association here.
While you’re on campus
- Access Northampton Square through the side door next to the main entrance, and Bunhill Row and Myddleton Street through their main entrances
- Sign in using your ID number when you enter our buildings
- Use the study space or PC you have been allocated
- Wear a face covering at all times unless you are exempt. If you forget your face covering you can collect one from our reception desks.
- Give each other space
- Wash or sanitise your hands regularly
- Wipe down surfaces before and after use
- Use outdoor spaces, such as the Drysdale Garden, if you would like to socialise while on campus
Even if you have received either dose of the vaccine, or share a household with someone else that has, you are still required to follow the guidelines put in place whilst on campus including wearing a face covering (unless exempt) and social distancing to protect our community.
How we will deliver 2021-22 academic year
We are committed to prioritising the live delivery of your education during the 2021/22 academic year, to ensure that you can interact with your lecturers and your fellow students in real time. You can read our full statement on the Student Hub.
Please continue to look after yourself and to check your City email address and the Student Hub for any further updates.