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Thursday 7 May

UPIC continues to teach current students online during this period. 

We understand that many of you who are currently living in student accommodation may be wanting to travel home.  In line with UK Government restrictions, all UK students who have not yet returned home are advised not to travel and to remain indoors, in their current accommodation – be that Halls of residence or private accommodation.

You must follow the strict Government measures that are currently in place:

  • Stay at home except for very limited purposes such as shopping for food or medicines
  • Closing of all non-essential shops and community spaces
  • Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public

You may still enjoy time with the people that live with you, but you must not meet groups of friends or anyone else that you do not live with.  If you live within halls of residence, this means that you can socialize with your flatmates, but you cannot move about or socialize with anyone from a different flat or other building.

If you need to go outside to shop for necessities, please remember to:

  • Stay at least 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds when you get home
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, bin it and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer

Currently, a ‘non-eviction’ policy is in place for those students that have no alternative residence.  This means that no student is required to leave halls if their contract is up, or if their rental agreement does not cover holiday periods.  Please read the latest guidance on isolation for residential educational settings.

Find the latest information and advice about Coronavirus.

If you need further advice, please contact us at student.support@upic.plymouth.ac.uk

 

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