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Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus updates

A message from Royal Holloway, University of London, in relation to coronavirus

At Royal Holloway, University of London, we continue to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak and follow government advice to ensure we are playing our part in helping to manage the impact of Covid-19 on our whole community.

The new term for Royal Holloway students began on Monday 11 January 2021 with teaching online for all of our courses.

We moved to online only teaching following the announcement on 30 December 2020 in the House of Commons by the Education Secretary, Gavin Williamson, and a subsequent letter to students from the Minister for Universities which instructs universities to delay the planned, staggered start of timetabled face-to-face, on campus, teaching. We advised our students of the move to online teaching on 30 December.

On Monday 4 January 2021, the UK Prime Minister announced a national lockdown which has implications for our students returning to term-time addresses.

Our UK students who have left their term time address for the holidays and have not yet returned to their term time address should, where possible, remain where they spent the holidays.

International students who can rearrange their travel plans should do so and remain in their home nation, beginning their course online on 11 January 2021.  Where it is not practical or possible to rearrange travel plans, we will support students on arrival and through any required period of self-isolation. 

Research students and staff, should work from home where it is possible to do so.

We are providing information to our students and staff about what these announcements mean for the spring term.

During this national lockdown, the university’s Library and other study spaces remain open for students who are either on campus or who need to travel to campus as they are unable to study at home. Academic and wellbeing support continue to be available online for all students.

Our events available for the general public will continue to be hosted online. For further details, please visit our events webpage.

The Covid-19 Local Testing Site remains available on campus for students, staff and members of the local community with symptoms of Covid-19 and is likely to be operational until Spring 2021. Appointments need to be booked via the government’s central testing system. 

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