Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Updated: 30 March 2020

What you need to do

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
  • Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Frequently asked questions

Action on Covid-19

What is the University doing, and what can staff and students do to help?

Travel & insurance

Advice on travel overseas

Student study

Information for current students


Information for staff

Enquirers, applicants, offer holders & agents

Information for enquirers, applicants, offer holders & agents

  • Washing hands
    Wash hands regularly
    Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • Sneezing
    Cover your mouth & nose
    Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • Bin
    Put used tissues in the bin
    Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
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    Avoid close contact
    Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

What you need to do

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COVID-19: guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people

Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable people.

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COVID-19: stay at home guidance

Stay at home guidance for people with confirmed or possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.  

Coronavirus: protect yourself and others

NHS information: coronavirus (COVID-19)

NHS information about how coronavirus is spread and how to avoid catching or spreading germs.

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Government travel advice: coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance for British people travelling and living overseas following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).  

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Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

Find out the number of cases and risk level in the UK, what to do if you have symptoms, and what the government is doing about the virus.

We cannot emphasise too much the point about washing hands. That is actually an incredibly powerful public health intervention.

Professor Chris Whitty
Chief Medical Adviser to the UK Government