Coronavirus outbreak (updated 11.03.20)

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Coronavirus outbreak in China updates

News from the University

For the latest information from the University and national updates, please visit https://www.gre.ac.uk/articles/public-relations/coronavirus-outbreak-in-china



Latest information
Posted Wednesday 11th March

The University has updated a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the coronavirus outbreak - this includes information about what they're doing to plan, and what support is available to students and staff. Visit https://www.gre.ac.uk/articles/public-relations/coronavirus-faqs to see them, and continue to check the page for updated information.

All University buildings are open as usual and students should still attend teaching sessions. Student services teams are also available as normal. This includes Student Centres, Library and Academic Services and Wellbeing services.

You can find the most recent Government and NHS advice on their websites. We also encourage you to continue visiting the University's Coronavirus information page. We are monitoring that page and will publish any key information from there on our website and through our digital channels. 

Support
If you have any concerns or would like to access support, details of the Student Wellbeing Service and the Students' Union Advice Service can be found online.



Information for student groups
Posted Monday 2nd March

You will be aware of the increased media coverage for Coronavirus, particularly the cases in Europe. Along with the University, we are continuing to review the evolving information published by the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England. The University will also continue to update their Coronavirus information page on their website.

Ahead of any upcoming trips you have abroad, we want to reiterate the following guidance:

Reducing the risk
There are general principles anyone can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, which are outlined on the NHS website

Travel advice

People who have returned from specified countries and areas are at greater risk of coronavirus. The government have categorised these areas as category 1 or category 2. If you have recently returned from these countries or areas and the government advice is that you should self-isolate.

If you are travelling in the near future, please ensure you have adequate travel insurance - be sure to check the provider’s terms regarding the coronavirus outbreak.

There may countries or regions that become listed as unrecommended to travel to, even for essential travel. In this instance, if you go against advice, travel to a region affected by a coronavirus outbreak, and subsequently have to self-isolate during teaching time, it will be unlikely that you can ask for extenuating circumstances or concessions as you are making an active choice to travel to that location.

Travel insurance will be affected also, and you may not be able to make a claim. Please check your insurance provider and their terms for more information.

Support
If you have any concerns or would like to access support, details of the Student Wellbeing Service and the Students' Union Advice Service can be found online.

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