Coronavirus Update - 6 March

We want to reassure our members that the Students’ Union is working closely with the University regarding the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak to understand any risks associated with our activities and events.

Currently, there is no impact on our day to day activities and our full events programme is proceeding as normal.

But with the government now mainly in the ‘delay’ stage, as reported by the Chief Medical Officer on Thursday 5 March, we are preparing plans should the government decide to activate ‘population distancing strategies’.

Safety is our number one priority, but we are also mindful that actions need to be proportionate and balanced, and our intention is to continue to provide services for students within the safe limits of any government directives.

We will be guided by the University as to if and when to implement these plans and will provide guidance as appropriate through our social media channels and via our website.

In the meantime, please continue to follow the government’s advice with regard to handwashing, travel and the symptoms and continue to monitor the student intranet and University social media for updates from the College.