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Covid-19 Information

The following is the latest update from the Guild of Students which details our current response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). We will continue to update this page with any new information as the situation develops. Please keep checking your University emails and following the University’s regularly updated webpage for up-to-date information and advice.

The Guild’s current response

As the Government has announced an end to all restrictions, and following the University's approach to deliver in-person learning on campus wherever possible, your Guild is 'open for business'!  Your Guild building is open from 8am until 10pm, and our services are all offered in person once again.  You'll be able to book an appointment with one of our advisors, visit our Officer team, join student groups, enjoy in-person activities, or eat, drink and relax in Joe's Bar, once more.

We will do everything we can to keep you safe and Covid free, but we need your help to ensure this, so please keep getting tested regularly, wear face masks inside our building (unless you are exempt) and keep up to date with your Covid vaccinations and booster (further details can be found below).

We also recognise that some of our students may still feel like in-person events and activities are a step too far, so you can still access the majority of our services virtually, should you wish.  You'll find more details of how to access these virtual services, below.

 

How we're keeping you safe

Lateral Flow Testing

We would encourage all students to follow the University's guidance and test themselves regularly (twice per week throughout the semester, or more regularly if you are attending in-person events) for signs of Covid-19.  You can still pick up free lateral flow tests whenever you're on campus, from various collection points.  If you live in University accommodation, you will have easy access to testing kits in your halls.  Alternatively, testing kits are readily available online via the NHS, and free of charge until 1st April 2022.

FREE Covid Vaccinations

The University has held several dedicated vaccination centres on campus, via a mobile service.  We're unsure of additional dates at the present time, but please follow our social media channels for further updates.  

Face Masks

Although the wearing of face masks is no longer required by law, we would advise you to wear them wherever possible, inside your Guild building and all University buildings, particularly in busy areas.

Covid Passes

As the Government have now said that Covid passes do not need to be shown to gain entry to nightclubs, we will no longer be checking the status of Covid Passes at our venue.  The new changes came into effect from 12am on Thursday 27th January 2022.

Virtual Guild Services:

If you'd like to access any of your Guild services remotely, please contact the relevant department, by emailing them:

Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19

For all students who are worried that you or someone you live with, has Covid-19, or are displaying symptoms of the virus, the NHS website has the most up to date information on getting a test, self isolating and for people at higher risk.  The University also has a dedicated webpage to help you stay safe within the University community.  

Accommodation

If you are feeling worried, need some academic/wellbeing advice or just wanted to talk, our Student Mentors are available to support you, from 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday.  All you have to do is email them.

If you're living in Selly Oak or the wider community, you can also email our Community Wardens

Updates / Latest Information

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Please keep checking University and Guild websites and social media channels for the latest updates. If you have any questions, queries or concerns please contact us at communications@guild.bham.ac.uk.


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