University status and response to COVID-19

 Last updated 15 November 2021

The University is acting on advice from sources including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, World Health Organization, the NHS and Public Health England. Our own academic experts in infectious diseases and other relevant subjects are involved in our response to coronavirus.

Current status 

The University moved to Level 1 of the University’s Business Continuity Planning (BCP) framework on Monday 6 September 2021. 

The move to BCP 1 removed most COVID-19 restrictions that were previously in place at the University. It brings the University in line with Step 4 of the UK Government’s Roadmap, allowing for in-person learning and assessment wherever possible, a return to working on-site for all staff, and increased public access to University and college facilities.


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