In short, no. For the time being, the advice remains the same as the advice since the beginning of this term i.e.
Work from home
To comply with the Government’s ‘stay at home’ instruction, we strongly recommend that you work from home, wherever possible, during the period of this new lockdown. If you would normally be planning to come on to campus during this period, please discuss with your supervisor if it is possible for you to re-sequence or re-shape your research to allow you to continue with your research off campus for the time being.
Exceptional reasons for coming to campus
The Government recognises that there are some students who have a compelling reason to come to campus to access facilities. These include for example:
- Research students requiring access to labs due to time-sensitive research: Ideally, you should try to re-schedule your lab work, in discussion with your supervisor, to take place after the lockdown. However, if this is not possible, and you are happy to travel to campus, laboratories on campus will remain open for your work, with the agreement of your supervisor. Please ensure that you continue to adhere to the Covid-19 Health and Safety and other Health and Safety guidelines you followed in the lab last term.
- Research students without access to appropriate study spaces or facilities at home: The library will remain open to provide study space for students who have a compelling reason to be on campus. You can find out more about opening times and how to use the libraries resources here. The study hubs will also remain open.
Although you will not need to apply to come on to campus, unlike the first lockdown, please think carefully about how necessary it is for you to do this.
FAQs for all students following the 22 February announcement can be found here.