Latest Government COVID-19 restrictions
Page last updated: 13 January 2021
The Government has announced that England is to be placed under tighter national restrictions, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 restrictions and what they mean for our NTU Community
Under national restrictions our campuses remain open for essential activities to support those students who need us. Our COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing is available to students continuing in-person teaching.
We are still very much here to support all our students. Our Student Support Services team can offer practical advice on a range of subjects, including your finances, and have experienced staff who can offer mental wellbeing and emotional support.
For any queries on how NTU is adapting and responding to COVID-19 please email email@example.com. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)115 848 6060 and select option 1. This line is open Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5 pm and 10 am – 4 pm at weekends.
We’re proud of the way our students have behaved and supported each other during the pandemic to keep our NTU and wider community safe. Please continue to do the right thing by adhering to Government guidelines and our NTU Student Code of Behaviour.
Impact on learning and teaching
The Government has stated that universities will be moving teaching and learning online until mid-February except for a small number of future critical worker courses which will remain as blended learning with some in-person teaching:
- Nursing and paramedic sciences
- Teacher training
- Social work
All students on these courses should take two COVID-19 Lateral Flow Tests three days apart when they first return to campus for their in-person teaching.
We're working through the detail of the impact the national restrictions have on our teaching and will be contacting students soon. Please continue to check your emails regularly.
Impact on accommodation
Throughout the COVID-19 global pandemic, NTU has worked hard to do the right thing for students. We acknowledge and appreciate the challenges that our students – and the wider NTU community – face because of COVID-19 and its associated restrictions.
We have decided, that for the current lockdown period, accommodation fees for students unable to living in their NTU or UPP Halls will have their fees waived between 4 January and 21 February 2021. If you are not using your hall of residence room, and are entitled to a rent waiver, please complete the NTU and UPP Halls Rent Reduction form by 22 January 2021.
We are mindful that NTU can only waiver rents for the accommodation that it controls, and that this only supports around 5,000 of our students. We will continue to lobby private providers and landlords and work with Government, local councillors and MPs to do the right thing for our students.
Being on campus
To help limit the spread of COVID-19 the Government advises that the majority of students should not return to their term time accommodation or go onto campus until their in-person teaching is scheduled to begin. However, the Government recognises that some students will need to access study space or personal support on campus regardless of when their courses resume in-person teaching.
If you’ve got a question or concern about being on campus please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, please call +44 (0)115 848 6060 and select option 1. This line is open Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5 pm and 10 am – 4 pm at weekends.
Help keep yourself, your friends and your local community safe by following Government guidelines on self-isolating, social distancing, hand washing, wearing face coverings (in shops, public transport and on campus) and limiting the number of people you have contact with at any one time.