Lockdown: what do the new rules mean for you?

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The four week lockdown in England is in place until 2 December.

UWE Bristol will remain open throughout and there won’t be any change to how teaching is delivered.

We’ll continue to use the same blended approach of online and face-to-face teaching that has been in place since the beginning of term. Rest assured, there is no evidence of any significant spread of the virus happening within Covid-secure campus settings. Instead, the risk is highly linked to mixing in social settings, which will be very limited during the lockdown.

Stay at home

You must stay at home during lockdown, and only leave:

  • For education. Continue to attend your timetabled activities on campus – you’re free to travel to and from campus.
  • For work, if you cannot work from home.
  • For medical reasons and appointments.
  • To shop for food and essentials.
  • To provide care for vulnerable people.
  • For exercise and recreation outdoors.

Socialising during lockdown

If you leave home for exercise or recreation, you can socialise outside with your household or with one other person from another household – maintaining 2m social distance at all times.

You cannot socialise with somebody from another household indoors, unless it is part of a timetabled learning activity.

The Students’ Union is here for you during lockdown. Take a look at what they have planned to keep you connected.

Keeping healthy and well during lockdown

During this time, it is important to remember that all of your emotions are valid and there is always someone that you can talk to if you need support. Take a look at our wellbeing support pages to find out how to get the help you need.

Student Space is here to make it easier for you to find the support that you need during the coronavirus pandemic. Explore a range of trusted information, services and tools to help you with the challenges of student life.

Our 24/7 Crisis Textline provides support via text to UWE Bristol students wherever you are. For support text ‘UWE’ to 85258.

We’ve pulled together the range of activities and resources available across the University online, to keep you connected to University life in all its forms. Make sure that you reach out to people during this time. Whether it’s friends or families, your neighbour or that person you met once in a lecture, we all need each other during this time.

Reducing the spread of coronavirus

Wash your hands

Frequently, with soap and water. Or use hand sanitiser, if you can’t wash your hands. There are gel stations across campus. Get in the habit of using it when you pass one.

Cover your face

You are now required to wear a face covering inside all of our campus buildings including teaching rooms, laboratory, skills and IT labs, and social settings, unless medically exempt. You must wear a face covering at all times in shops, catering outlets and on public transport – this includes waiting at bus stops.

Remember to be mindful and respectful of others, noting that some people are less able to wear face coverings, and that the reasons for this may not be visible to others. Be nice and make space.

Make space

Stay two metres away from people outside your household. If you can’t stay two metres away from others, you should wear a face covering.