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Coronavirus updates

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

At Royal Holloway, University of London, we are closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus and are following advice from Public Health England and the National Health Service (NHS). 

Following the government’s move to the ‘delay’ phase in its response to coronavirus (Covid-19), the university has taken the decision to suspend all face-to-face teaching. All classes, lectures, assessments, exams and other teaching and learning support will be conducted online. The university remains partially open for students only who are still on campus and while most services on campus are reduced, we will continue to support students who live at the university.

Royal Holloway has also cancelled or postponed all public events on campus at the current time. Where possible, plans are being developed to move some events online.

The health and well-being of our students, staff and our community is of utmost importance to us and we are ensuring that they are aware of the government’s advice about coronavirus

We are reminding our students and staff that everyone must play their part to help slow and stop the spread of coronavirus by adhering to the restrictions announced by the government, and continuing to follow the guidance on handwashing. 

This is a particularly difficult time for our students and staff with family, friends and colleagues living and working areas currently directly affected by the outbreak of coronavirus, both at home and overseas. We hope that our whole community will be sensitive and supportive at this time. 

In some cultures, and now increasingly in the UK, it is common practice for people to wear face masks to protect themselves from illness, even indoors, and it should not be assumed that anyone wearing one is unwell.

If any of our students are victim of or witness to racial harassment, abuse or violence we are encouraging them to contact our Student Advisory and Wellbeing, Security, Students’ Union or Surrey Police. If any of our staff are a victim of, or witness to racial harassment, abuse or violence we are encouraging them to contact their line manager, Security or Surrey Police. More information about hate crime and how the Police and Crown Prosecution Service will act on such behaviour is available here.

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