Coronavirus: Tier 3 restrictions - letter to HE residential students

Published
Friday 16 October
Corona

Dear Residential University Centre Student, 

Re: Lancashire move to Tier 3 Very High Alert and its impact on residential University Centre students 

You may have seen from the news today that the Government has confirmed that stricter restrictions will be brought in across Lancashire to curb the spread of Covid-19.

A variety of new restrictions will come into place from Saturday, 17 October 2020 and will directly impact on you.

What are the restrictions?  

You can move home and travel to go to university but there are some stricter rules in place for very high alert level areas like Lancashire:

  • You must not move back and forward between your permanent home and student home during term time – subject to limited exemptions set out in law;
  • Students living at their university term-time address in a very high alert level area should follow the same guidance on meeting other people and travel as others in that area; and
  • Commuter students (those who live at a family home which may not be in the same area as their university and who travel to/from university each day) should be able to continue to travel to and from their university as required, this being for education purposes.

If you commute into very high alert level area, such as Lancashire, to go to university you must not:

  • Meet people you do not live with in their home inside one of the affected areas, unless they’re in your household, childcare or support bubble;
  • Host people you do not live with in your home, if they live in one of the affected areas, unless they’re in your household, childcare or support bubble; and
  • Meet people you do not live with in their student halls, whether inside or outside of one of the affected areas, unless they’re in your household or childcare or support bubble.

If you move out of, or currently live outside of, an affected area you should not:

  • Host people you do not live with in your home or student halls if they live in a high or very high alert level area (unless they’re in your household, support bubble or childcare bubble).

We appreciate it has been a very tough six months for many of you and are very sorry to share this news with you about further restrictions. Our priority is to keep you safe and to keep the College campus open during the coming months so that you can receive the best education with as much of it face-to-face teaching as possible. To do this we need your support and for everyone to play their part in following the guidelines laid out by the Government, the NHS, the Department for Education and the Police. 

If you have any questions or you are concerned about your own or the health and wellbeing of your friends please feel free to talk to your Residential Support Officers, the Residential Support Manager, Robert Kay or the Core Team. Below is a list of key emails / phone numbers for support, should you need them: 

Please look after each other in these challenging times. 

With very best wishes 

Alison 

Alison Robinson 

Chief Executive & Principal

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