What COVID rules apply to me?
Studying at university during a pandemic can be difficult and confusing especially as the rules are constantly changing.
It is expected that England will be entering a second lockdown but what does this mean for university students. Hopefully, this blog will bring some clarity.
Unlike the first lockdown universities will be allowed to stay open. This means that lectures and seminars can still continue but some lecturers may choose to move classes online. Some of my lecturers have opted for this as they have underlying health conditions.
However the major change will be the social aspect of university. It has already been different this year but it is likely that you will not be able to meet friends on campus but just attend seminars/tutorials.
It is important to understand that although you will still be able to come to campus you need to ensure you do not have symptoms of coronavirus. If you have symptoms you should contact the Universities Track and Trace system. https://warwick.ac.uk/coronavirus/testandtrace/
You will still need to wear a facemask, keep 2m where possible and use the hand sanitiser and all other rules on campus to keep everyone safe.
Accessing support during lockdown:
Students can get support from their local area whether that is Coventry or Warwickshire but the University is also providing support:
The Self-Isolation Support Line- https://warwick.ac.uk/coronavirus/selfisolation/what/support/
Wellbeing services- https://warwick.ac.uk/services/wss/
NHS website- https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Government website- https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus