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Novel Coronavirus

[Page updated: Wednesday 24 February 3.20pm]

The Prime-Minister stated that universities can start to resume teaching for certain subjects from the Monday 8 March. 

There has been further Department for Education (DfE) guidance which states that universities “…can resume in-person teaching and learning for students who are studying practical or practice-based (including creative arts) subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities from 8 March. Providers should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online”.  

This means that students studying on certain, practical based courses, should be able to return to campus to study on the 8 March, albeit in a socially distanced manner. Obviously the University requires time to finalise which subjects can return on this timeline, and we remain committed to safely returning students to both of our campuses. Therefore, your department will write to you within the next 48 hours to clarify teaching arrangements for the coming weeks.

For the latest government guidance on coronavirus, please visit the website

LRC and SIZ Opening Hours

The Learning Resource Centres will be running with revised opening hours: 


  Learning Resource Centres Support and Information Zone
Monday - Friday 8am - 6pm

8am - 6pm

Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

10am - 4pm


Lateral Flow Testing 

We appreciate you will have lots of questions about the testing process when returning to University. Please visit our Lateral Flow Testing page which will answer any queries you might have. 


Student Health and Wellbeing

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.

Download the Guidelines for Managers and Staff: Advice on handling coronavirus at work [PDF] [Word doc] - updated 15 January

Download the Covid-19 Secure Policy

Download Self Isolation Procedure for Staff

Guidance for students

If you think you have symptoms, or been in contact with somebody with symptoms, please download and read the Self Isolation Procedure for Students chart

  1. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19 do not come onto campus
  2. You must self-isolate and notify the University by email immediately at or via the online form.
  3. The University will be able to inform you how to obtain a test.
  4. Whilst you are waiting for the results of the test, anyone else in your house should also self-isolate.
  5. Download the NHS Covid-19 app to ensure effective contact tracing.
  6. Please ensure you share your current term-time address with the University.

University contacts

Guidance for visitors on campus

Visitors attending the campus for interviews or auditions are asked not to bring any guests. 

On arrival, make your way to the designated meeting place at your allotted time.

Our staff/ ambassadors will be wearing appropriate PPE throughout the duration of your visit and adhering to strict social distancing guideline (as per government guidance).

We ask that visitors please attend wearing a mask also and adhere to social distancing, in line with government guidance. This will include following any one-way systems and directional signage that has been put in place across all buildings.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure visitors have a ‘rounded’ full experience there may be areas of the campus which are difficult to showcase dependent on the current government guidelines on social distancing.

Please do not attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

Finally, please also be mindful of any specific COVID-19 related guidance, which may have been provided to you by the department running your interview/audition.

If for any reason you or a member of your party are no longer able to attend please contact:


Risk Assessment – Working under Covid-19

Communications to students, staff and applicants

Current students

Tuesday 23 February - Return to on-campus teaching [PDF] (Word doc)

Tuesday 2 February - Update on additional measures to support students academically [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 28 January - Update from the Vice-Chancellor [PDF] (Word doc)

Friday 15 January - Update from the Vice-Chancellor [PDF] (Word doc)

Wednesday 13 January - UCSU Pandemic/Lockdown Statement [PDF] (Word doc)

Tuesday 5 January - National lockdown teaching [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 31 December - Message from Minister for Universities [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 31 December - Returning to University and Lateral Flow Testing [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 3 December - Winter break information [PDF] (Word)

Wednesday 18 November - End of term teaching update [PDF] [Word doc]

Wednesday 11 November - University update about winter break [PDF] [Word doc]

Wednesday 4 November - University update and closures [PDF] [Word doc]

Sunday 1 November - University update on new government guidance [PDF] [Word doc]

Monday 28 September - LRC Opening hours [PDF] [Word doc]

Wednesday 16 September - University of Chichester Community COVID-19 Pledge [PDF] [Word doc]

Wednesday 16 September - Coronavirus guidance [PDF] [Word doc]

Monday 14 September - Hidden Disabilities and Face Covering Wearing [PDF]

Friday 4 September - Statement on September 2021 [PDF]

Wednesday 2 September - Moving in to University Managed Accommodation guidance [PDF]

Tuesday 28 July - Updated statement on September 2020 [PDF]

Tuesday 28 July - Statement on September 2020 [PDF]

Friday 29 May - Statement on September 2020 [PDF]

Thursday 12 March - Coronavirus update [PDF]

Tuesday 17 March - Remote teaching [PDF]

Wednesday 18 March - Student support advice [PDF]

Thursday 19 March - Conditional offer holders email [PDF]

Friday 20 March - Wellbeing and advice [PDF]

Sunday 22 March - LRC and SIZ closures [PDF]

Monday 30 March - Support for student assessments [PDF]

Wednesday 1 April - LRC and SIZ changes [PDF]

Friday 3 April - Update on support for student assessments [PDF]

Friday 3 April - Student support and wellbeing advice [PDF]

Friday 3 April - Acommodation [PDF]

Friday 3 April - FAQs [PDF]


Tuesday 23 February - Return to on-campus teaching [PDF] (Word doc)

Friday 15 January - Frequently Asked Questions update [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 31 December - Returning to University [PDF] (Word doc)

Wednesday 11 November - University update on winter break [PDF] [Word doc]

Sunday 1 November - University update on new government guidance [PDF] [Word doc]

Monday 28 September - LRC Opening hours [PDF] [Word doc]

Wednesday 16 September - Coronavirus guidance

Wednesday 8 April - All staff email - Updated FAQs for staff and managers [PDF]

Wednesday 1 April - All staff email - LRC and SIZ changes [PDF]

Sunday 22 March - All staff email - LRC and SIZ closures [PDF]

Friday 20 March - All staff email - LRC and SIZ changes [PDF]

Wednesday 18 March - All staff email - FAQs for staff and managers [PDF]

Tuesday 17 March - All staff email - remote teaching [PDF]

Thursday 12 March - All staff email - coronavirus update [PDF]



Active cases

The University of Chichester remains open, and we continue to offer a blended learning experience whilst adhering to the latest government and DfE guidance. Any students or staff that display symptoms are being directed to get themselves tested for Covid-19. There are test sites located adjacent to both our Chichester and Bognor Regis campuses. We continue to ask everyone within the University to respect our local community and keep each other as safe as possible. 

As of 24 February, there is 0 active cases within our local community of staff and students. Please note that some of our active cases relate to students living in University managed accommodation, whilst others are for students who travel in from home or living in private rented accommodation.

Of 0 active case, 0 cases were students, and 0 were staff. This is out of a population of c.5,550 students and 1000 staff.