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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Vaccination Update:

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



Along with other Universities, students’ unions, and other higher education facilities around the world, The SU is responding to the evolving situation regarding the Coronavirus outbreak. As ever, our highest priority is the health and wellbeing of our students and staff, and any further action 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. We will continue to update students via our website and social media channels as the situation changes.

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SU Update

Please see the most recent Falmouth University and University of Exeter guidelines on Coronavirus updates (6 January 2022).

Update from Ellie Ricks, SU President Student Experience (6 January 2022)

Welcome back and Happy New Year! I hope that each of you had a wonderful winter break and enjoyed some well-deserved rest and relaxation time. As you settle back into university life following the break, I wanted to update you on the latest Coronavirus guidance to ensure you feel safe and secure on campus.

As your Students’ Union, your health and safety are our number one priority.

The latest update from the Government sees a change of testing rules that come into effect on Tuesday 11 January in England.

The new rule states that there will not be confirmatory PCR tests for anyone who tests positive on LFD. This means that if you get a positive LFD test result you must self-isolate immediately. If you’ve tested positive, you can stop self-isolating after 7 days instead of 10 days if you get 2 negative LFD test results in day 6 and 7 of isolation.

The general Government advice remains the same in the Plan B response to the risks of the Omicron variant:

• Get vaccinated and get your booster dose.

Falmouth Exeter Plus have organised vaccination clinics in January for 1st and 2nd doses and boosters for those eligible. They will take place on the ground floor of the Exchange Building on Tuesday 11 and Tuesday 25 January from 10am until 3pm. For staff and students only. Bookings will open two weeks in advance of each clinic on the FX Plus website.

• Wear a face covering in most indoor public places and on police transport.

Please see your relevant university updates, linked above, to find out what you are required to do.

• Let fresh air in if you meet indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer.

• Get tested and self-isolate if required.

And as always, please check your university guidance to find out more about teaching and learning. Good luck with your studies this term, and remember The SU is here to offer advice and support should you need it!


Support and resources

Visit our Mental Health & Wellbeing page to find all sorts of support resources such as how to look after your mind (and body) during this time and find local charities that offer advice to those struggling with a Mental Health difference.

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 with any other enquiries.

Online communities & opportunities

Following the postponement of in-person group activities, we are pleased to say that we are continuing to support all of the wonderful student activities that are now taking place online. Please take a look at the links below to see what activities you can still get involved in.

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.

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

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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.

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