Latest information as of 05/11/2020

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

Following the recent announcement by the UK Government on 31st October regarding a second national lockdown, the Guild of Students would like to clarify our current position regarding Guild activity and events.

Although the UK is currently in another lockdown, the Government announced that all universities will remain open.  We have followed advice set out by the Department of Education, along with guidance from the University.

What does this mean?

Guild Services

The Guild building remains open from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, unless guidance from the Government or the University, changes. Our reception will be staffed throughout this time, and the seating areas (ground floor) and our study space (first floor) are available for students to use. Joe's Bar, in accordance with Government guidance, has had to close.  However, we are hoping to launch a brand new Click and Collect service, shortly.

Guild staff continue to work remotely to support our student community and all Guild services are available via email:

UoB Virtual Neighbourhood

As we move back into lockdown, we’re switching things up and will be using The Virtual Neighbourhood Facebook Group again, to share all the latest information, Officer Updates and student group activity.

But one thing that hasn’t changed since the last lockdown, is that this is still a virtual home from home for the entire UoB community to stay connected. So, watch this space for updates.

Frequently Asked Questions


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.  


We know that if you're living in halls, or in our student community in Selly Oak, your biggest question right now is whether you can travel home.  Current Government advice advises against this, to prevent any further spread of Covid-19.

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

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