Coronavirus (COVID-19)

These pages were updated at 5pm on Thursday 2 April 2020.

The health and safety of our University community in the UK, China, Malaysia and elsewhere is our priority.

During the current situation with coronavirus COVID-19, please remain calm and follow the advice and precautions published on this page for staff and students.

The University is following the latest advice for the UK from the Department for Health and Social Care, Public Health England and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office - as well as from the Chinese health authorities for our Ningbo campus.

Nonetheless, we are now treating w/c Monday 16 March as a transition period to accelerate our plans to deliver all teaching online from Monday 23 March. This means there will be no face-to-face lectures, seminars or tutorials from Monday 23 March.

Incident management teams meet regularly to ensure that the University is taking all necessary precautions and preparing further contingency plans for the potential campus or academic impacts of COVID-19. 

We appreciate that this is a worrying and difficult time and recognise many of you are understandably anxious, given the unprecedented circumstances that the world faces with the current coronavirus pandemic.

We are aware of a number of fake news reports and memes circulating on social media, please ignore these and follow the University’s official social channels, the MyNottingham app, and the advice on these webpages. 

Further advice will be published on these webpages as and when required. Please bookmark and refer regularly to them for the latest information.

  • The University will deliver all teaching online from Monday 23 March, there will be no face-to-face lectures, seminars or tutorials from this time.

  • The UK government has stated that everyone must stay home for at least the next three weeks, except for limited purposes such as shopping for food or medical supplies.

  • If students wish to stay either in halls or in off-campus accommodation, please tell us via this online form so that we can provide support for you.
  • The University will remain open while we deliver teaching online and we will ensure essential services remain available.

  • Research England has postponed the REF submission. We have updated our FAQs to reflect this. 

  • Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shearer West has announced three days of exceptional leave to be added to the Easter Bank Holiday.
  • Check the advice below and FAQs regularly.