Coronavirus guidance for parents and supporters

Get tested regularly

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing

If you’re living on campus or using campus facilities make sure you get tested regularly.

You’ll have seen that the UK Government have announced that from Monday 19 July 2021, all restrictions will be lifted, meaning there will be no requirement for social distancing; no limits on social contact; and no restrictions on in-person teaching. The removal of these restrictions will enable us to resume on-campus teaching across all of our programmes in 2021/22.

We’re excited that we’re able to provide a return to valuable on-campus teaching, and we have also listened to student feedback and will continue to complement their experience with a range of digitally-enhanced learning opportunities, allowing them to prepare for, participate in, and practice their learning in a variety of ways.

In line with government advice, students will still be expected to wear a face mask while on campus, unless they are medically exempt. We will continue to review this. If your student has any classes over the summer months, COVID-secure capacities will remain in our teaching rooms until the summer term has ended.

Please encourage your student to get tested twice a week, either using home test kits or at an on-site facility.

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.

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 tel: +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?

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 Bristol email and Blackboard so they are aware of any developments or updates. 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 Bristol email and Blackboard so they are aware of any developments or updates.

Please encourage your student to get tested twice a week, either using home test kits or at an on-site facility.