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Last updated: 02 September 2020

Our priority

Our priority is the safety of our learners, employees, and visitors. We will do everything possible to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment preparation can continue during this period of uncertainty, following guidance from the UK government and Public Health authorities.

The University follows the recommended advice from UK government and public health authorities to minimise the risk of potential spread of the virus.  

We would like to remind you to check your University email account regularly so that you can be kept up-to-date with any developments.


Please see important updates below

**NEW 14.09.2020** From Monday 14 September, you must not meet with people from other households socially in groups of more than 6

This will apply indoors and outdoors, including in private homes. This change will simplify and clarify the rules on social gatherings, so they are easier to understand and easier for the police to enforce.

There will be a limited number of exemptions. COVID-19 Secure venues, such as places of worship, restaurants and hospitality venues, can still host larger numbers in total but groups of up to 6 must not mix or form larger groups. This rule will not apply to individual households or support bubbles of more than 6 who will still be able to gather together.

Education and work settings are unaffected, and organised team sports will still be able to proceed, as will weddings and funerals up to 30. From Monday, this limit will be enforceable in law. 

See refreshed guidance on social contact, including the exceptions to the 6 person limit.

**Updated** 11.09.2020 face Covering Policy

*** UPDATED 11.09.2020*** UWTSD face covering policy

The University requires that face coverings are used by staff, students and visitors, both in indoor public spaces (e.g. corridors, communal areas and libraries) and in outdoor spaces where social distancing is difficult.

The University’s position as outlined above is in line with Welsh Government and Public Health guidance. The University closely monitors this guidance and this policy may change further in the future.

Based on risk, the University may also require that face coverings are mandatory in additional contexts or locations (e.g. where there is closer interaction between people). Staff and students will be informed about when and where this is the case.

Please note:

  • Those with medical conditions for whom the wearing of face coverings will cause difficulty are exempt. You may want to print an exemption card or download such a card on your phone. The University is aware that face coverings cause difficulties for students with certain disabilities.  The University has worked on a range of measures in line with sector advice to maintain an inclusive learning and teaching environment for those students.
  • All students and members of staff are asked to be considerate towards everyone in our community
  • Face coverings are regarded as an additional precautionary measure in addition to adherence to current guidelines with regard to social distancing and sanitisation. Face coverings are not PPE.

For advice on how to wear a face covering, please see.

Click here to watch the latest update on Covid measures at UWTSD

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Any queries or concerns please, contact the Student Hub team on or 0300 131 3030