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Health & Wellbeing - Coronavirus Covid-19

SU Information and Advice

The health and wellbeing of students and staff is the number one priority for the Students’ Union.

Following the outbreak of Covid-19 we are working closely with the school to provide advice and information to students, in line with the guidance issued by the Government and Public Health England.

What You Need To Do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home)

  • Stay 2 meters (6ft) away from other people

  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

You can spread the virus even if you don't have symptoms.

Looking after your own health


What to do if you have symptoms

Stay at home for seven days if you have either:

  • a high temperature

  • a new, continuous cough.

This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Those self-isolating with mild symptoms will not be tested.

View the UK Government COVID-19: stay at home guidance.

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

  • your condition gets worse

  • your symptoms do not get better after seven days.

Only call 111 if you cannot get help online.

Watch the UK Government Video: How to wash your hands properly.

How to avoid catching or spreading coronavirus

In line with public health advice, we ask you follow these hygiene practices to protect your own health and that of others:


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work

  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

  • try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

The Government’s website is regularly updated with a list of countries and regions affected.

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 in relation to education. Higher education students, staff and parents can contact the helpline Monday - Friday, 8am-6pm in the following ways:

Frequently asked questions

What is coronavirus?

A coronavirus is a type of virus which is common across the world. Typical symptoms include fever and a cough which may lead to shortness of breath and severe breathing difficulties. Wuhan novel coronavirus is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.

The Government information is being updated daily so please check their page regularly for changes.

Coronavirus and World Travel Advice 

For guidance about the School's policies and processes around Coronavirus, please find the following FAQ document below.​​​

Vital Student Information and procedures relating to COVID-19.pdf

  • As many of you will be aware there is an ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The virus originated in Wuhan City, Hubei Province but cases have been confirmed across​ the world.

You can still get in touch with us:

The Students' Union Office will be closed until further notice.

The SU has always been more than just a building. We still want to hear from you through all of our usual channels and ensure we keep the spirit of the SU alive during these unfamiliar times.

Both Holly (President) and Tatum (SU Support Officer) will be working remotely so can both be contacted via email on: [email protected] or [email protected]  *Tatum is part time so please allow longer time for a response. 


You can still get in touch with our SU Officer's via email. Please ensure that you are remembering that our Officer's are all current students themselves so please be mindful in your communications.

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