The latest university guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) for students, staff, applicants and visitors.
Arts University Plymouth has returned to face-to-face teaching across all campuses for the 2021/22 academic year.
We introduced a wide range of measures since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in order to maintain a safe working environment for students and staff, minimising transmission on campus, supporting the progress of students during incidents of national lockdown and maintaining as much access as possible to our world-leading resources and creative spaces.
With the successful return to face-to-face teaching across all our Arts University Plymouth campuses, most COVID-19 restrictions in England have now come to an end and most freely available COVID testing has ended.
The symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory infections are very similar. It is not possible to tell if you have COVID-19, flu or another respiratory infection based on symptoms alone.
Links to all of the most up-to-date Government guidelines are listed below, alongside answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have any questions about this guidance, please get in touch with our support team by email at email@example.com.
Try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. If you have symptoms of respiratory infections (including COVID-19) and a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people, until you no longer have a high temperature (if you had one) or until you no longer feel unwell.
It is particularly important to avoid close contact with anyone who you know is at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell if they are infected with COVID-19 and other respiratory infections, especially those whose immune system means that they are at higher risk of serious illness, despite vaccination.
Try to work from home if you can. If you are unable to work from home, talk to your Subject Leader about options available to you.
In some cases, you might continue to have a cough or feel tired after your other symptoms have improved, but this does not mean that you are still infectious.
- The new NHS recognised symptoms of COVID-19 infections include:
a high temperature or shivering (chills)
a new, continuous cough
a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
shortness of breath
feeling tired or exhausted
an aching body
a sore throat
a blocked or runny nose
loss of appetite
feeling sick or being sick
- Masks are no longer legally required in most public spaces - however we expect to see many staff and students choosing to wear a face covering in communal areas to protect themselves and vulnerable members of our community.
- Book a COVID vaccination
- Check the main symptoms of COVID
- COVID Vaccination Information
- Government guidance for people with symptoms of a respiratory infection including COVID-19, or a positive test result for COVID-19.
- Guidance for people aged 12 and over whose immune system means they are at higher risk of serious illness if they become infected with coronavirus (COVID-19)