Your Lincoln – Supporting You in a Changing World
We all have a role to play in our community on campus and in Lincoln, not just in staying safe and reducing the risk of transmission of Coronavirus, but importantly in creating the vibrant, exciting, and engaging academic environment for which Lincoln is known: as One Community of staff and students, supporting each other to grow and thrive.
Please remember, if as a student you are permitted to return to campus in January 2021 (see announcements on the latest Government restrictions below) then you should take an asymptomatic test and receive a negative result before accessing university facilities. If you choose not to take a test, you should self-isolate for 10 days on your return to university.
When you are on campus, please remember to:
- Hands – wash your hands frequently.
- Face – wear a face covering in enclosed spaces.
- Space – maintain social distancing wherever possible.
- Adhere to any local or national restrictions – see the latest at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Students and staff can book a free asymptomatic test for Coronavirus at: https://lncn.ac/tct.
It is essential that students and staff follow official advice if they or anyone in their household develops Coronavirus symptoms. If this happens, please remember to:
- Self-isolate immediately with your household.
- Book and take a test if you have symptoms via www.nhs.uk/coronavirus or telephone 119.
- Notify the University Test and Trace team.
- Inform your personal tutor and school office (for students) or line manager (for staff).
- Ask for help if you need it via the Student Support Centre or HR team. Students can request a free care package by emailing: email@example.com
- Follow the latest Government advice at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
Important Information: Current National Lockdown (January 2021)
The Government has reiterated the instruction to universities to teach the majority of their courses online for all but the following subjects:
- Subjects allied to medicine/health
- Education (initial teacher training)
- Social work
- Courses which require Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body (PSRB) assessments and /or mandatory activity which is scheduled for January and which cannot be rescheduled.
Those students who are studying one of the above courses at Lincoln should return to face- to-face learning as previously advised and arrange an asymptomatic Covid-19 test upon arrival back in Lincoln. Your school will have been in touch if your course is included in this list. You can book your test here:https://lncn.ac/tct
The Government advises that “students who do not study these courses should remain where they are wherever possible, and start their term online, as facilitated by their university until at least Mid-February”. See: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home#universities
If you are not studying on one of the courses listed above, please remain at your current location (whether at home or your term time address if these are different) and continue your studies online. Your School will keep in touch with you and notify you when it is possible for you to return to face-to-face teaching.
However, if you are unable to access online learning from your current location, for example because you do not have suitable study space, or access to essential equipment, or where you are currently living is not a safe place for you, or you require specific support such as support for your mental health; then you can move back to Lincoln to access these facilities. You must not move back and forward between your term time and home address after your arrival at University.
The University of Lincoln remains open. The Library, Student Support Centre and Student Wellbeing Centre and Health Centre are open, both on campus and online, and support continues to be available for students through personal tutors and the Students’ Union.
All students returning to the University are asked to arrange to be tested for coronavirus before attending face-to-face teaching sessions or accessing university facilities, services, or accommodation. The University has an asymptomatic testing site on campus with capacity for 1,000 tests a day. Staff and students can book a test here: https://lncn.ac/tct. Students who do not, for whatever reason, want to take an LFD test are asked to self-isolate for 10 days before coming onto campus.
Anyone who has symptoms must self-isolate and book an NHS PCR test through https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
For those students who are engaged in face-to-face teaching, you can meet in groups of more than your household as part of your formal education or training, where necessary, but you cannot meet socially. Students should follow all Government guidance and restrictions: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home
You should socially distance from anyone you do not live with wherever possible.
This is an uncertain and difficult time for everyone but, please be assured University staff are working as hard as we possibly can to keep our students and staff safe. We hope to resume face-to-face teaching and other activities as soon as we are able to do so safely and in accordance with Government guidance.
For students in financial difficulties, our Student Support team can advise on access to support funds, and we offer comprehensive information and advice about all aspects of student finance, funding, and accommodation services. We advise students to get in touch with our Student Support team or the Students’ Union if they require assistance.
The most up-to-date information on the new national lockdown restrictions can be found at gov.uk. Latest updates and information from the University, plus links to useful resources and contacts, can be found at www.lincoln.ac.uk/coronavirus
Last updated 21.01.2021