Government has announced today that further Wales-wide restrictions will be
introduced from this Friday (23 October) at 6pm until Monday 9 November.
The announcement from the First Minister makes it clear that universities can
continue to provide blended learning during this time.
This means that
we will remain at Operational Level Two for our teaching and learning. There will be no change to our blended
learning approach, and we will continue to deliver the timetable for term one
in its current format. If you have any on-campus provision in your timetable
during these two weeks, then you should continue to attend them as originally
planned. You are allowed to travel for this purpose. If you have any concerns
or queries, please speak to your course teams in the first instance.
There will need
to be changes to the delivery of some of our facilities during the period of
the lockdown, from Friday 23 October until Monday 9 November, which means that
most of these will be provided at Operational Level Three.
Our welfare and
support services remain available and you can find more information about these
As there is no
change to our educational delivery, we are asking you to remain in your
term-time address. Welsh Government have been clear that students should not
travel to their home or an alternative address for these two weeks. This is to
help reduce any potential spread of the virus.
of Covid-19 have risen in the student community, evidence cited by Welsh
Government shows this is taking place outside the teaching and learning
environment. The main rates of transmission are being seen in community and
social settings. The new restrictions from Friday mean that you can not meet
with anyone who does not live with you - either indoors or outdoors. Everyone
is encouraged to stay indoors apart from when you need to go out for essential
shopping, exercise or to attend face-to-face teaching. You can find more
information about when you are able to leave your home on the Welsh Government
The safety of
our students, staff and the wider community is always our first priority, and
we must all play our part in keeping each other safe. We must all remain
vigilant to keep our campuses safe, to follow the guidelines, wear a mask
indoors where required, stay two metres apart from others, and sanitise and
wash our hands regularly to help stop the spread of the virus.
note, off-campus students who are studying with a partner college should check
guidance and communication from their college, about local attendance,
assessment and teaching arrangements.