This page was last updated on Wednesday 19 January.

Latest government guidance 

For all the latest government guidance on coronavirus, restrictions, national statistics and health advice, please visit the official website.

Face Coverings

Staff and students should wear facemasks in communal and busy areas across our University – not only to protect from possible transmission of Covid, but also seasonal flu and cold viruses. These areas include (but are not limited to):

  • Lectures and classroom settings
  • All communal areas (such as corridors)
  • The SU shop
  • Inter-campus buses
  • The LRCs in Chichester and Bognor Regis (including when speaking to SIZ desk staff)
  • Otters restaurant (and the Costa and Starbuck counters) until seated

We all play a key role in keeping each other safe, and face masks remain an important and trusted method of keeping viruses at bay – not only for Covid-19 but common colds and the flu.

Lateral Flow Testing 

Staff and students can collect home test kits from:

  • Learning Resource Centres
  • Accommodation Offices
  • SU venues
  • Stockbridge reception
  • Fishbourne Road East reception

Lateral flow test kits can be sent directly to your address or collected at nearby shops and pharmacies:

Working from Home

Following the government announcement on Wednesday 8 December, it has been stated that in England working from home should return where possible (from Monday 13 December). There has been a very clear exemption made for those deemed critical to the continuation of in-person teaching and learning.

This includes those University staff that are:

  • Involved in face-to-face teaching (i.e. lecturers/academic staff and researchers)
  • Those that support teaching and learning (e.g. departmental administrators, lab technicians, specialist technical staff without whom in-person teaching and research cannot take place)
  • Essential Student Support services (e.g. medical, mental health, wellbeing)
  • Library staff
  • Campus facility staff
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Guidance for students

If you think you have symptoms, or receive a positive test result, please notify the University via 

Students can email to book a phone call or ring in on the phone numbers below to book a triage:

Alternative arrangements can be made for students with Hearing Impairments to receive support.

Guidance for managers and staff

These guidelines provide practical advice relating to contractual and workplace obligations. This set of frequently asked questions will be updated as further advice is received.

Frequently asked questions

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