Covid-19 information, advice and guidance

We are regularly updating our advice and guidance to provide you with the latest information about our response to Covid-19 and our plans to reopen the campus safely.

Information for applicants

Information for students

Information for staff

Information for community, visitors and partners

If you are a member of staff and use Edge Hill Sport or any other facilities that are also available for public use, please consult the community and visitors section for the latest information about these areas.

While we will continue to be guided by the advice of Government and Public Health England, our plans will seek to deliver a high quality, stimulating and rewarding environment with:

  • Access to excellent teaching, learning and support;
  • Access to the specialist facilities and equipment you will need;
  • Access to a safe campus
  • Access to university accommodation.

The term starts for new undergraduate students on Monday 28th September (see all term dates).

In preparation, we are taking all the necessary steps to implement social distancing measures in all our buildings, we have increased hygiene regimes, and are adhering to all official guidance on PPE.

We will continue to communicate directly with all of our Edge Hill community – students, colleagues, applicants, alumni and partners – over the coming weeks to provide further information on our plans to reopen the campus safely.

General information relevant to staff, students, applicants and visitors

What are the University’s plans in light of the Government’s easing of lockdown restrictions?

As the Government continues with the easing of lockdown restrictions we can assure you that we have been doing a lot of planning behind the scenes on the basis that we will be able to reopen the campus safely for our University community at the beginning of the academic year.

In the meantime, as your health, welfare and safety is the number one priority for us, we are following all the Government’s latest guidance and continuing to operate remotely and online.

We are offering plenty of support in a virtual environment and we look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so.

With the intention that the campus will reopen in September, what is being prepared for our safe return?

We can assure you that we have been doing lots of planning behind the scenes to welcome you back to campus safely at the beginning of the new academic year.

In order to reopen the campus safely, we have been putting essential measures in place to ensure that we comply with social distancing requirements . 

This will mean that things will look a little different on your return, for example additional signage, one-way routes and takeaway food services. Taking these measures mean that we can return to some face-to-face teaching, help students to reconnect with teaching and support staff, and for us all to enjoy a campus experience.
We’ve also undertaken a full deep-clean of all facilities and increased the regular daily cleaning/disinfecting across campus. Additional hand sanitiser facilities will be included in all buildings and we will be adhering to Public Health England’s guidance on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

In the meantime, we are continuing to following the Government’s guidelines as lockdown restrictions continue to ease and we encourage you to continue to follow the latest advice here 

Last updated 28th July, 2020

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