Coronavirus guidance for parents and supporters

Help break the chain of transmission

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for students

Free asymptomatic testing available by pre-appointment from 4 January - 5 February 2021.

As of Monday 4 January 2021 the government announced a lockdown for England. All teaching will be delivered online (apart from the exempt courses stated below) until at least mid-February when the Government reassesses the situation, in line with the latest government advice:

  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Allied Health
  • Social Work
  • Education

We recognise that this might be a difficult and stressful for time for you and your student and that you might have questions about how lockdown will impact them.

We've put together a series of FAQs for students which give detailed information on the situation and are being updated regularly in line with government guidance.

How can my student engage with their studies remotely?

Programme-specific information will be communicated to your student via Blackboard and their academic tutor, so please encourage them to check this, their UWE Bristol email and the Coronavirus guidance pages to stay up to date.

If my student needs to self-isolate, what are the arrangements?

We have a dedicated Covid Support Team ready to help your student manage their self-isolation. Whether they have symptoms or not, our team are on hand to support them. This service is available to both students and parents and supporters who are worried out their student in self-isolation, just call +44(0)117 32 87000. For more information on the arrangements for students who are self-isolating see our self-isolation in accommodation page.

What can I do?

We are at a difficult moment in our world’s history of public health challenges and you may have many questions and worries.

As a university we are continually monitoring the situation and making decisions in the best interests of our student community. Please help us by encouraging your student to check their UWE email and Blackboard so they are aware of any developments or updates.