Coronavirus latest

Information and updates on the current COVID-19 outbreak

24 March 2020: 1030hrs
Following the UK Government’s guidance last night, all our campuses are now closed to students and the public. 
Members of staff must also remain at home unless attendance has been deemed essential by your line manager.

Any staff who has a critical need to attend campus should contact A McGoff (Director of Finance and Operations) on, who will authorise access as appropriate taking into account Health and Safety requirements. Please try and give reasonable notice to allow our Security team to make appropriate arrangements and bear in mind facilities such as lifts will not be operational.

Anyone on campus should continue to follow NHS and Government guidance, for example washing hands regularly and staying two metres away from any colleague.

Finally, remember to bring your ID card and sign in where requested to guarantee access. 

Full details for students can be found here

Full details for staff can be found here

You can find constantly updated Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for both students and staff at the links below.


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What can I do to prevent infection?

You can reduce your risk of getting and spreading respiratory infections by:  
  • maintaining good hand hygiene, including washing your hands with soap or sanitiser after coughing, sneezing or going to the toilet, and prior to eating and drinking
  • avoiding direct hand contact with your eyes, nose and mouth 
  • avoiding contact with people that have a respiratory illness, and avoid using their personal items such as their mobile phone 
  • covering your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with disposable tissues and disposing of them in nearest bin after use - or sneeze into a flexed elbow
We’ll issue further advice and guidance as it becomes available but, in the meantime, if you have any questions or concerns about the coronavirus, email