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 has announced the roadmap to easing the lockdown in England, including the phased increase of teaching on campus.

From Monday 8 March, students on practical and creative courses who need to access specialist facilities and equipment can return to campus for teaching. This is in addition to the ‘exempt courses’ that have continued to have on-campus teaching throughout this lockdown.

Students will hear from their Programme Team whether or not their programme will resume with in-person teaching. Please encourage your student to keep checking their Blackboard and email for updates from their Programme team. 

If your students programme isn’t resuming on-campus teaching, they should continue to engage with their studies online. The next review period for return to on-campus teaching will take place in April. This means that the earliest they’ll be able to return is 12 April.

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 government guidelines 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 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?

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.