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 Government, Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England (PHE), and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) .
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 can still access all services virtually via
the Student Room, but access to all campus facilities has now been closed.
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.
All assessments and exams will move on-line from Monday 23 March and all exam boards will be held virtually. Further information and updates will be provided by your School.
All classroom-based and face-to-face teaching will cease today and all teaching will move on-line from Monday 23 March until 1 May inclusive in the first instance. Further information and updates will be provided by your School.
Students are advised to give very careful consideration to any leisure travel they may be planning over the Easter period and be mindful that the UK and other Governments have imposed restrictions on travel.
International students wishing to travel back to their home country will be able to seek an authorised leave of absence from their School to meet the requirements of their Tier 4 visa compliance while their programme is delivered on-line. All leave of absence requests made as a result of the Coronavirus will be granted and this can be done retrospectively if required. Students who remain in the UK will have their attendance monitored digitally through their engagement with their on-line programme materials. Further information and updates will be provided by your School.
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
Please see our newsletters for more information.
Open Days Open Days scheduled for April have been cancelled and work is ongoing to hold virtual Open Days. If you have any concerns regarding upcoming Open Days or your application, please get in touch with the team on email@example.com
Graduation The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay is now closed and Graduation ceremonies, scheduled for the week of 13 July, will be postponed. Details of new arrangements will be notified to staff and students when the situation becomes clearer.
Varsity and Sporting Events The annual Varsity match, scheduled for 1 April at the University of Bath, has been cancelled and all BUCS and league matches for all sports have also now been cancelled for the rest of the 2019/20 season.
Other Events All University events are now cancelled until the end of May.
All research degree supervision meetings will take place virtually until 1 May inclusive in the first instance. Arrangements are now being made for all forthcoming PhD vivas to be conducted virtually until at least 1 May inclusive. All arrangements relating to data gathering, field work or interaction with research participants will be covered by our university guidance on social and physical distancing that has been issued. Further information and updates will be provided by your supervisor.
All fitness classes will be postponed from 18.00 on Wednesday 18th March until further notice. We will be developing a range on on-line support services to help keep you active so please check our social media channels regularly.
Facebook: @Met Active
Junior Academy Sessions
All academy sessions are being postponed/cancelled and we will offer credit notes for the last 3 weeks of this current block. Further updates on a likely re-start date will be communicated in due course. We would appreciate your co-operation as we deal with a quickly evolving situation and will not take any future bookings at this point. For any academy enquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We will communicate the cancellation of our Easter Dragon Camps provision in due course. We will not be taking any future bookings at this point. For any academy enquiries please contact
All events scheduled to take place at the Universities sports facilities are cancelled until future notice. We will be continually monitoring the situation and will be in touch with specific event organisers if and when the situation changes. No cancellation charges will apply during the closure period and any advance booking payments will be refunded. We will not be taking any future event bookings at this point. For any event enquiries please contact email@example.com
Community Sport – Cardiff East & West High Schools
School facilities will remain open until Sunday 22nd March. All out of school hours facility access will then be cancelled until further notice. Any advance payment for bookings will be refunded. For further enquires please contact
We greatly appreciate your co-operation and patience with this situation and we encourage all students, staff and members to continue following the Public Health advice. We hope to see you back soon. Stay safe and stay healthy.
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..
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.