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National advice has now changed from 'stay at home' to 'stay local'.

We continue to follow the Department for Education guidelines and from 29 March, students who can continue to study online should do so and staff working at home should carry on. All staff and students who need to be on campus should continue getting tested twice a week, every week.

All students and staff should continue to check their university email accounts, relevant Blackboard pages, these pages and our social media channels for the latest information.

As we have done throughout the pandemic, we continue to place the highest possible priority on creating a safe environment on campus for all staff, students and visitors, as well as keeping our communities safe.

Easter travel guidance

The Department for Education has issued an Easter travel and testing update for students. Please check the latest guidance on the Office for Students website.

Students’ access to campus during lockdown

It is a priority to reduce the numbers of students on our campuses, and to avoid asking students to travel if it can be avoided during the national lockdown. The UK Government has determined that a limited number of students, largely those training as future critical workers in health and teaching, should continue to study on campus.

Covid-19 testing on campus

The university is taking part in the Government’s scheme to offer routine twice weekly testing, for staff and students without symptoms, who need to spend time on campus. Anyone with symptoms is reminded not to attend campus, to contact the NHS for advice and to book a test.

Support for current students

The Student Hub includes guidance for a range of issues and situations, including support during self-isolation. Should you fall ill, please use the links there to notify the university of your covid status and to access additional support. If you need information about any aspect of your course, placement, support services or accommodation, please log in to your student account for full access to My.Cumbria and the Student Hub. If you are unable to access those resources, please email for further guidance.

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