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Looking after our University community

At the University of Chester both students and staff continue to work very hard to ensure we keep our University and local community as safe as possible. We have kept our case numbers low by sticking to our thorough COVID secure measures across our campuses - this includes well ventilated spaces, wearing face masks inside, testing regularly, using the NHS COVID app, and regular hand washing/sanitising. We meet regularly with public health teams as well as with the local community through various forums to ensure we are all kept updated and work collaboratively.

As a University we are proud to showcase some excellent examples of the outstanding work and dedication of our students and staff throughout the pandemic, this can be viewed on our ‘Standing up to Coronavirus’ pages.

Any members of the community that need to get in touch with us can do so via our Community Liaison Manager.

COVID testing and vaccinations

The University continues to remind all students and staff to test regularly using home testing kits and is also able to offer assisted testing at Small Hall on Exton Park campus as of Monday 6 September. All details in relation to testing are details on Portal.

Part of our management of COVID as a University includes all staff and students reporting centrally to or as soon as possible if:

  • You, or someone you live with has tested positive (even if you’re living off campus, or at your permanent home address!)
  • You, or someone you live with has symptoms of COVID-19
  • You have been a close contact
  • You have any questions or concerns about COVID-19.

Staff and students can also use those central COVID email addresses to raise any questions or concerns in relation to COVID-19.

The University encourages all staff and students to get vaccinated. There are two simple options to get your vaccination:

  1. Book your vaccination(s) - simply visit the NHS webpage, or
  2. Attend a drop-in clinic with no appointment needed - please visit our COVID Portal page for more information.

Recently some of our students shared their views on getting vaccinated and the importance it has in protecting our whole community #LetsGetVaccinated.

The autumn term 2021

As we have already communicated to students and staff, we are very much looking forward to student life returning to campus. Our teaching will be delivered safely through the Chester blend which includes both online and in person learning, details of delivery for each programme can be found on the University’s intranet Portal site (accessible to students and staff).

From a social perspective students can look forward to a vast array of in person activities organised by both the University and Chester Students’ Union. Details of activities can be found on PASS (our Pre-Arrival Student Site), in our weekly Student newsletter ‘Student Shout Out’ and on the Chester Students’ Union website.