Coronavirus Hub

The following details our current response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We will continue to update this page with any new information as the situation develops. Please keep checking your University emails for up-to-date information and advice.
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Coronavirus

Along with other Universities, students’ unions, and other higher education facilities around the world, The SU is responding to the evolving situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.

As always, our highest priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. Any actions we take will be with this concern most firmly in mind. We recognise that these are exceptional circumstances - as a result of which we have been responding on a day to day basis. Like this page, we will continue to update students via our website and social media as the situation changes.

Update From Your SU

Update from Ellie Ricks, SU President Student Experience (14 April 2022)

Following the most recent update from the government, I wanted to share the SU’s approach to the latest Coronavirus guidance.

As with previous updates, we encourage you to continue following your university’s guidance.

Falmouth University Covid Updates & Information

University of Exeter Covid Information & Advice

FXPlus Coronavirus Information

The latest update from the Government sees a change of self-isolation rules and restrictions, with gradual changes over the upcoming months.

According to the most recent Government guidelines over the past couple of months, from 28 February 2022, you are legally no longer required to wear face coverings and self-isolate if you have a positive coronavirus test.

Despite this, to continue to keep our students and staff population safe, we encourage everyone to continue to wear face coverings in public areas (especially indoors), and stay at home if you have any symptoms or if you test positive for coronavirus. Please do not attend any SU events, meetings and fixtures (including all student groups such as sports, societies and committees) if you are feeling poorly.

Please continue to check your universities & FXPlus’ covid guidelines for updates and FAQs.

Support and Resources

We understand that although everything is slowly returning back to normal, there is still a lot of stress and concerns regarding coronavirus and it’s impact on your experience as students. The SU is here to offer help, support and advice you - so please visit our Mental Health Hub for any resources.

Testing Kits

Following Covid-19 guidelines from the government, there is no longer free testing of the general population in England. Even if it is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate if you are unwell, national guidelines still encourage people to stay at home and to avoid contact with other people for at least 5 full days.

Accessing our Advice Service remotely

The Students' Union's Advice Service is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Adviser appointments are available by phone or Microsoft Teams - you can book your appointment by visiting the Make an Appointment page. You can also email advice@thesu.org.uk with any other enquiries.

Useful links & information

It continues to be the Universities’ policy to follow the PHE advice about Covid-19, along with guidance from the NHS and the FCO in the UK. As previously outlined, The SU will take its lead from the Universities and follow its policy and guidelines wherever possible.

Please keep checking your University’s and our website and social media channels for the latest updates. If you have any questions, queries or concerns please contact us at info@thesu.org.uk.

UniWellbeing App

It continues to be the Universities’ policy to follow the PHE advice about Covid-19, along with guidance from the NHS and the FCO?in the UK. As previously outlined, The SU will take its lead from the Universities and follow its policy and guidelines wherever possible.

 

Vaccination Update:

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ's: Students in Higher Education Institutions

Helpful Links

Falmouth University Updates University of Exeter Updates

Safe Community CharterCampus services

How you'll learn - Falmouth

The mental and physical wellbeing of students and staff remains our main concern. We are continuing to work with the Universities during this time, ensuring all actions and decisions are made with the University Community in mind. Stay safe and look after each other. We thank you for your continued support as we adapt during this time. Please do keep an eye on this page for more information about our services.

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