Latest information as of 17/09/2021

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 most restrictions, and following the University's approach to deliver in-person learning on campus wherever possible, your Guild is 'open for business'!  Our 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, or eat, drink and relax in Joe's Bar, once more.

We of course recognise that some of our students may still feel like this is 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 for signs of Covid-19.  You can pick up free lateral flow tests whenever you're on campus.  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.

FREE Covid Vaccinations

The University will be holding dedicated vaccination centres on campus, after Welcome Week.  On Monday 4th October, your Guild car park will play host to a special vaccination centre.  On Tuesday 5th October you'll be able to get vaccinated with a Pfizer vaccination, in the marquee on the Green Heart.  This service is offered on a walk in basis - there's no need to book, just turn up any time between 10am - 4pm.

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.

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

Latest Guild News Articles

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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 communiations@guild.bham.ac.uk.


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