National and area restrictions can change at short notice. Current restrictions can be seen on the Welsh Government website.
If it is possible for students to access their education online, then they should do so.
If it is possible for staff to work from home, then they should do so.
If this is not possible, students and staff can travel to university to access their education, this includes daily travel or moving to a new term time home. Please see the guidance on safe travel and note that it is mandatory to wear a face covering on public transport in Wales.
If a student has already travelled to university from a local lockdown area, area of high risk or anywhere else in the UK may attend educational settings to access elements of their education that cannot be accessed remotely.
International students who have completed the required quarantine measures, may attend educational settings to access elements of their education that cannot be accessed remotely.
International students arriving in the UK whilst the restrictions are in place are able to travel to their term-time accommodation and must follow the self-isolation rules.
Please see the list of countries exempt from the 14 day self-isolation rules in Wales and the Coronavirus (COVID-19): travel corridors, UK Government.
Students living in term time accommodation must not travel outside that area without a reasonable excuse.
Access to educational services is a reasonable excuse.
This will mean students living in term time accommodation should not travel home if that household is outside the local area unless they have a reasonable excuse to travel outside the local area. A reasonable excuse could include access to medical services or to provide or receive care.
Travel home for a ‘visit’ mid-term would not be a reasonable excuse for travelling out of the local area.
Students may be worried about what will happen at Christmas. These restrictions are temporary. The situation with covid-19 is moving rapidly and these restrictions will last until 9 November.
Please help us by sticking to the rules. Please help us keep Wales safe.