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
You can find more information about cases in communities around Canterbury, Medway and Tunbridge Wells here.
Last updated: 25 November