Coronavirus (Covid-19)

The University is monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation and following advice from the UK government and NHS. Use these webpages as your main source of information about our response.

For the latest guidance, see current alert levels and restrictions and daily case statistics.

This page was last updated on 04 January 2021 at 11:41 (GMT)

Latest news and updates

See our archive of communications to read about how we're supporting our local and global communities.

Student and staff communications


Guidance and support


Find my space

You can now plan your visit to our campuses and check how busy study spaces are using our tracker. Find space where you can social-distance safely.

See our building occupancy tracker

Staying in and saving lives

Students living off and on campus are being asked to join the rest of the UK in following stricter measures to help save lives. Find a range of offers, deals and activities to help you stay in and save lives.

Stay in, save lives


UK government and NHS information


Helping to fight coronavirus

People are what makes this University great, now more than ever.

Our staff and students are supporting the local, national and global effort to tackle the pandemic, including:

  • loaning over £1m worth of equipment to support national testing for Covid-19
  • offering expert advice to government, local healthcare providers and the media
  • working and volunteering in the community and at local NHS hospitals

Our response

Join the effort: find out about secondments and volunteering for staff and students.

Access help

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please visit our frequently asked questions section before contacting us. We are experiencing a high volume of enquires so it may take longer than usual to answer your query.


If you need further assistance, call our Covid support centre on 0115 748 7700 between 10am and 8pm Monday to Friday, 12noon and 4pm Saturday and Sunday or speak to your halls manager. 

Specific medical support can be sought from our Cripps Healthcare Centre or by contacting NHS 111.

Out-of-hours, our security team is available on 0115 951 8888.