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Novel Coronavirus

[Page updated: Wednesday 10?November 2.00pm]

For the latest government guidance on coronavirus, please visit the website.?


The vast majority of our on-campus practical/workshop/laboratory sessions will return to normal face to face delivery. We intend to return to as much face-to-face teaching as possible, however, to ensure good practice, we will continue with the 1 metre-plus social distancing rule as much as possible. This may mean that some of our more populated lectures (with 50 students or more) will need to be moved to an online format to ensure we can accommodate everyone.

Face coverings

The government has removed the legal requirements for face coverings but I want you all to continue wearing your face masks in busy areas around campus. This includes full or crowded spaces,?where you will come into contact with people you infrequently meet, on public transport. We all play a key role in keeping each other safe, and face masks remain an important and trusted method of keeping viruses at bay – not only for Covid-19 but common colds and the flu.

Registering for the GP

We strongly advise you to register with a GP practice near the University if you moved far away from home to come to Chichester. It’s free and hugely beneficial if you fall ill – here’s the direct NHS link for more details. You can register online and can then re-register back at your home address (once you return home).

Lateral Flow Testing?

Staff and students?can collect home test kits from:

  • Learning Resource Centres
  • Accommodation Offices
  • SU venues
  • Stockbridge reception
  • Fishbourne Road East reception

Lateral flow test kits can be sent directly to your address or collected at nearby shops and pharmacies:

Student Health and Wellbeing

If you think you have symptoms, or receive a positive test result, please notify the University via?

Students can email to book a phone call or ring in on the phone numbers below to book a triage:

Alternative arrangements can be made for students with Hearing Impairments to receive support.

Guidance for managers and staff

These guidelines provide practical advice relating to contractual and workplace obligations. This set of frequently asked questions will be updated as further advice is received.

Download the Guidelines for Managers and Staff: Advice on handling coronavirus at work [PDF] [Word doc]?- updated 6?September

Download the Covid-19 Secure Policy

If you think you have symptoms, or?been in contact with somebody with symptoms, please?follow the steps on the NHS website.

Guidance for students

If you think you have symptoms, or?been in contact with somebody with symptoms, please follow the steps on the NHS website.

  1. If you develop symptoms of COVID-19?do not come onto campus.?
  2. You?must?self-isolate and notify the University by email immediately at? via the online form.
  3. The University will be able to inform you how to obtain a test.
  4. Whilst you are waiting for the results of the test, anyone else in your house should also self-isolate.
  5. Download the NHS Covid-19 app to ensure effective contact tracing.
  6. Please ensure you share your current term-time address with the University.


University contacts

Information for International Arrivals

Please visit our?FAQs on the help pages?and our?website?for the latest information for international arrivals.

Guidance for visitors on campus

Visitors attending the campus for interviews or auditions are asked not to bring any guests.?

On arrival, make your way to the designated meeting place at your allotted time.

Our staff/ ambassadors will be wearing appropriate PPE throughout the duration of your visit and adhering to strict social distancing guideline (as per government guidance).

We ask that visitors please attend wearing a mask also and adhere to social distancing, in line with government guidance. This will include following any one-way systems and directional signage that has been put in place across all buildings.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure visitors have a ‘rounded’ full experience there may be areas of the campus which are difficult to showcase dependent on the current government guidelines on social distancing.

Please do not attend if you or anyone in your household is unwell or displaying coronavirus symptoms.

Finally, please also be mindful of any specific COVID-19 related guidance, which may have been provided to you by the department running your interview/audition.

If for any reason you or a member of your party are no longer able to attend?please contact:


Risk Assessment – Working under Covid-19

Communications to students, staff and applicants

Current students

Tuesday 17 August - Returning to University [PDF] (Word)

Tuesday 11 May - Update for students returning to campus and Graduation?[PDF] (Word)

Wednesday 14 April - Update from Michelle Donelan MP, Minister of State for Universities?

Friday 26 March - Easter plans [PDF] (Word doc)

Friday 5 March - return to campus and lateral testing update [PDF] (Word doc)

Tuesday 23 February - Return to on-campus teaching [PDF] (Word doc)

Tuesday 2 February -?Update on additional measures to support students academically [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 28 January - Update from the Vice-Chancellor [PDF] (Word doc)

Friday 15 January - Update from the Vice-Chancellor [PDF] (Word doc)

Wednesday 13 January - UCSU Pandemic/Lockdown Statement [PDF]?(Word doc)

Tuesday 5 January - National lockdown teaching [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 31 December - Message from Minister for Universities [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 31 December - Returning to University and Lateral Flow Testing [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 3 December - Winter break information [PDF] (Word)

Wednesday 18 November - End of term teaching update [PDF] [Word doc]

Wednesday 11 November - University update about winter break [PDF] [Word doc]

Wednesday 4 November - University update and closures [PDF] [Word doc]

Sunday 1 November - University update on new government guidance [PDF] [Word doc]

Monday 28 September - LRC Opening hours [PDF]?[Word doc]

Wednesday 16 September - University of Chichester Community COVID-19 Pledge [PDF] [Word doc]

Wednesday 16 September - Coronavirus guidance [PDF]?[Word doc]

Monday 14 September - Hidden Disabilities and Face Covering Wearing [PDF]

Friday 4 September - Statement on September 2021 [PDF]

Wednesday 2 September - Moving in to University Managed Accommodation guidance [PDF]

Tuesday 28 July - Updated statement on September 2020 [PDF]

Tuesday 28 July - Statement on September 2020 [PDF]

Friday 29 May - Statement on September 2020?[PDF]

Thursday 12 March - Coronavirus update [PDF]

Tuesday 17 March - Remote teaching [PDF]

Wednesday 18 March - Student support advice [PDF]

Thursday 19 March - Conditional offer holders email [PDF]

Friday 20 March - Wellbeing and advice [PDF]

Sunday 22 March - LRC and SIZ closures [PDF]

Monday 30 March - Support for student assessments [PDF]

Wednesday 1 April -?LRC and SIZ changes [PDF]

Friday 3 April - Update on support for student assessments [PDF]

Friday 3 April - Student support and wellbeing advice [PDF]

Friday 3 April - Acommodation [PDF]

Friday 3 April - FAQs [PDF]


Tuesday 23 February - Return to on-campus teaching [PDF] (Word doc)

Friday 15 January - Frequently Asked Questions update [PDF] (Word doc)

Thursday 31 December - Returning to University [PDF] (Word doc)

Wednesday 11 November - University update on winter break [PDF] [Word doc]

Sunday 1 November - University update on new government guidance [PDF] [Word doc]

Monday 28 September - LRC Opening hours [PDF]?[Word doc]

Wednesday 16 September - Coronavirus guidance

Wednesday 8 April - All staff email - Updated?FAQs for staff and managers [PDF]

Wednesday 1 April - All staff email - LRC and SIZ changes [PDF]

Sunday 22 March - All staff email - LRC and SIZ closures [PDF]

Friday 20 March - All staff email - LRC and SIZ changes?[PDF]

Wednesday 18 March - All staff email - FAQs for staff and managers [PDF]

Tuesday 17 March - All staff email - remote teaching?[PDF]

Thursday 12 March - All staff email - coronavirus update [PDF]



Active cases

The University of Chichester remains open, and we continue to offer a blended learning experience whilst adhering to the latest government and DfE guidance.?Any students or staff that display symptoms are being directed to get themselves tested for Covid-19. We continue to ask everyone within the University to respect our local community and keep each other as safe as possible.?

As of 10?November, there are 14?active case?within our local community of staff and students. Please note that some of our active cases relate to students living in University managed accommodation, whilst others are for students who travel in from home or living in private rented accommodation.

Of 14?active case, 12?cases?are?students, and 2?are?staff. This is out of a population of c.5,550 students and 1000 staff.