The Government has provided universities with guidance on enabling students to safely return home for Christmas.
Everyone should follow the national restrictions in place from 5 November until 2 December 2020.
In order to ensure that students can be home for Christmas, but also reduce any transmission risk and protect your 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.
This excludes students who have tested positive, or have been notified by the NHS test and trace system, who will have to follow self-isolation guidance before being able to travel.
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 so you know that you can protect your loved ones and stop the spread of the virus - for further details and to book your test click here.
Whatever your situation, the University support services and accommodation will remain open and will continue to support you throughout the Christmas period both on campus and online.
We are offering asymptomatic testing for students and staff in Canterbury and for students in Medway o you can travel home safely for Christmas in the Student Travel Window ( 3-9 December)
Working with the local Public Health Team, the University has arranged for asymptomatic students to be tested at the NHS Local Testing Sites.
In order to ensure that students can be home for Christmas the Government is asking that students return home in a “student travel window” lasting from 3-9 December.