Coronavirus advice and guidance

The health and safety of our community are our most important priorities, and we’re doing all we can to ensure that our students, staff and wider communities are supported and informed.

We are monitoring the Covid-19 situation very closely and are continuing to follow advice from the Government, and Public Health England, as well as guidance from the Department for Education and Universities UK. On these pages you can find the latest guidance, advice and information. This includes the measures we’ve put in place across our campuses and the guidance we’re giving students and staff to promote health and safety at all times

Following the Government announcement of new national Covid-19 restrictions from 5 November to 2 December, Universities will remain open for a blend of online and face to face learning. The updated Department for Education guidance for the higher education sector can be found here.

In order to ensure that students can be home for Christmas, but also reduce any transmission risk and protect their loved ones, the Government is asking that students return home once the national restrictions have been lifted, in a “student travel window” lasting from 3-9 December.

To support this the University will be moving all of its learning and teaching online by 3 December. We will also be offering asymptomatic testing for students and staff. You can find out more about this here.

National lockdown information

Information for students

Information for staff 


Our Covid-19 cases

Each Monday we’ll be publishing a weekly summary of new positive Covid-19 cases in our University community. This is out of a population of 15,000 students and around 2,000 staff.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our University and our wider community remains our top priority.

Total number of cases since 7 September: 142

Reported cases Monday 16 November to Monday 23 November 

  • 34 students
  • 2 staff


You can find more information about cases in communities around Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells here.

Last updated: 25 November

Further information


Advice for Students

If you're studying with us, this section contains information about how your studies and/or placement may be affected by the Covid-19 outbreak and what to do if you need to self-isolate.

Advice for students


Advice for Applicants

If you are applying for a place with us this section contains information to help you plan.

Advice for applicants


ADVICE for staff

This section contains information for University colleagues. It contains information about how the Covid-19 outbreak may affect your work and what to do if you need to self-isolate.

Advice for Staff


Covid-19 Self-reporting 

Do you have symptoms of COVID-19, have to self-isolate due to someone in your household experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or you have tested positive for COVID-19?

Let us know


Test & Trace Support

To help keep everyone safe, we’ve launched a Locator app to help support the NHS Test & Trace Service

Find out more


Health and home-isolation advice

Here you can find information about Covid-19 and looking after your health.

Health and home-isolation advice



if you're visiting the University, please read our guidance for visitors.

Find out more



 Here you can find advice for parents, carers and advisors.

 Advice for parents, carers and advisors



The health, safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and the local community is our absolute priority

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Last edited: 25/11/2020 13:39:00