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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 health, safety and well-being of students, staff and our wider community is a priority at Royal Holloway. We have worked hard to create and maintain a Covid-secure campus, and adapted our courses  to combine face-to-face and online teaching and learning support for the academic year 2020/21.

Throughout this first term we have constantly reminded everyone of the role we all have to play in protecting ourselves, others and the whole community through our Playing your part campaign.  We have also provided support to students and staff who have tested positive for Covid-19 and those who have been required to self-isolate as a close contact of someone testing positive.

As we approach the end of term, we are offering our students and staff asymptomatic Covid-19 testing in partnership with both the NHS and the Department for Health and Social Care. Access to testing will help students to return home as safely as possible during the Government’s designated ‘student travel window’, which runs from Thursday 3 December to Wednesday 9 December. In accordance with government guidance to support the student travel window, the university will move all face-to-face, on campus, teaching to online from Wednesday 9 December to the end of term, Friday 11 December. Face-to-face, on campus, teaching and learning support will resume in the new term.

Although teaching will move online for the last few days of term and term ends on Friday 11 December, Royal Holloway’s campus will remain open and, as is the case every year, will stay open throughout the Christmas period supporting students who spend the holidays locally.

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

Our blended learning approach of face-to-face, on campus, and online teaching and learning support will continue next term and we look forward to welcoming our students back to campus for the start of term, which is Monday, 11 January, 2021.

Please refer to our latest coronavirus updates for more information.

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