Covid-19 (Coronavirus): staying informed

Updated: 24.03.2020
The University's Covid-19 Planning and Response Group is keeping our approach to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation under close review. Our decision making is based on the importance of safeguarding the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors, who are our top priority. 

We are in close contact with Public Health Wales and other official government bodies. The latest information including the latest travel advice is available from the Public Health Wales and Welsh GovernmentDepartment of Health and Social Care and Public Health England (PHE), and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) .

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In order to support the national drive to limit the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we have taken the decision to limit access to our four university campuses after 16.00 on Tuesday 24 March to ‘Key Workers’ and ‘Residential Students’.

Students
Students can still access all services virtually via the Student Room, but access to all campus facilities has now been closed.

Staff
We have, over the weekend, evaluated all posts that we deem to be ‘key’ to the maintenance of the University. Those staff deemed to hold these key posts will have now been notified of their position and will be granted ongoing permission to limited access to the University provided they follow specific guidance which their line manager will brief them on.

If you have not been notified that you are a ‘key worker’ you must stay at home until advised otherwise. 

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Learning Centres are now closed with no access to campus available.  Library & IT Staff are working to provide virtual and online services, so you can contact us for support online as well as accessing digital books and journals via MetSearch.  
Please see our newsletters for more information.

Car Parking
All staff and student car parking charges will be lifted from the beginning of April 2020 and on-campus parking will be free of charge..

General
Please continue to exercise very strict hand hygiene, use hand sanitizers and cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow and dispose of any tissues immediately using the nearest bin.