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Coronavirus: latest guidance

The College continues to follow the advice of the University and public health authorities. The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and community are our first priorities. Students, please see our General FAQs and Welfare FAQs for answers to common questions.

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Updated 1 April 2020.

Advice from the government

As of 24 March, the goverment has asked everyone to stay at home, unless for very specific reasons:

Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (where this absolutely cannot be done from home). Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people

Public Health England has a full guidance on staying at home and away from others.


  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • 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


  • touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Self isolation and Household isolation

The current NHS guidance is to self-isolate or stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

a high temperature 
a new, continuous cough

The guidance from Public Health England for self-isolation due to symptoms of Coronavirus has now been extended to ALL members of a household.  

Please read the full College guidance on self and household isolation.