Student Communication

Student Communication update - 30 January

Dear Students,

As the situation develops with the outbreak of coronavirus, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has advised against all but essential travel to mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macao).

The Chinese Government continue to impose further restrictions on movement within China and some airlines, including British Airways, have suspended flights to and from mainland China. Other commercial airlines are still operating, but it may become harder over the coming weeks for those who wish to leave China to do so.

If you have travelled to Wuhan City in China in the last 14 days, the FCO is now advising a period of isolation, even if you are showing no symptoms. This means you should remain at home and should not go to work, school or public areas, or use public transport or taxis.

If you develop respiratory symptoms, seek immediate medical attention by contacting your GP or NHS24 (dial 111).

If you are worried about relatives or loved ones back home and it is having an impact on your studies, or you have recently returned from Wuhan City and need to self-isolate and wish to discuss how we can support you to do this alongside your studies, please reach out to your School or visit any of our Student Support Services.

Further guidance and advice is available from the following websites:

The University continues to monitor the advice from the FCO regarding the situation in China and will update staff and students accordingly.

Nick Edwards
Acting Deputy Director of People & Head of Student Support