Clinically vulnerable students during COVID-19

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As the new COVID-19  National Restrictions take effect today (Thursday, 5 November 2020) the Government has published updated guidance for anyone who has been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable.  This strongly advises anyone falling into this category to work and study from home.  

The safety and wellbeing of our students continues to be our top priority and this new Government guidance reinforces our own University approach which has been in place for some time, which encourages those who are extremely clinically vulnerable to work from home wherever possible and to talk to their academic advisors about study arrangements.

The updated Government guidance says that if you are extremely clinically vulnerable and cannot work from home you should not attend university or work during this period of National Restrictions.  If you are in this position you should talk to your School and academic advisor about the options available for studying at home.

Students who live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable and have been asked to study on campus should talk to their Schools about any concerns they have about returning to study on campus.

Thank you for your continued commitment and resilience and I hope that you and your families keep safe and well during this period of National Restrictions.

Best wishes

Professor Nalin Thakkar

Vice-President for Social Responsibility

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