Our travel guidance
- Don't travel if you're unwell
- When should you travel to campus?
- Travelling across campus
- When was this page last reviewed?
Please do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
Please only travel when you really need to.
We have moved a substantial amount of teaching and academic contact to an online environment, and many of us continue to work from home, so you should only travel to and from campus if you have been specifically asked to.
Before you travel, consider if your journey is absolutely necessary.
This will help keep the transport network running and allow people who need to make essential journeys to travel.
If you do travel, think carefully about the times, routes and ways you travel so we will all have more space to stay safe. If possible, please try walk, cycle, or drive to campus. This reduces the pressure on public transport and is a great way to keep fit, which helps our wellbeing too, which is all the more important at this time.
Walking to campus is the best, healthy option if you live close enough to walk.
If you're using a bike, you can use our bike stations on campus to lock your bike. Remember to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds or sanitise your hands before and after cycling.
If you're driving, you might find that some of the car parks are closed or partially closed for your safety. Please check Car Parking to see which car parks remain accessible.
You won't be charged yet for parking on campus. We are considering when to reintroduce parking charges and will update you when we know more.
If you have to use public transport, please think carefully about times and routes of travel to avoid busiest times, and to allow yourself as much space as possible to keep safe.
In line with government advice, you must wear a face covering on public transport.
There are different bus routes into campus depending on where you are coming from. We encourage you to explore the advice from their own websites and get in touch with them if you have any questions:
- Staying safe on Stagecoach buses
- Staying safe on National Express buses
- Staying safe on West Midlands Network buses
You could also see government guidance on how to travel safely during the coronavirus outbreak.
It's probably a good idea to allow more time and travel 'off-peak' when possible, as it may take longer to travel due to reduced capacity on public transport. There could be delays if routes are busy.
Try to book your tickets in advance online or use contactless payments.
Getting on and off buses
There may be situations where you can’t keep a suitable distance from people, for example when getting on or off, on busier services, or at busier times of day. In these circumstances, you should avoid physical contact, try to face away from other people, and keep the time you spend near others as short as possible.
You may have to demonstrate social distancing to reassure others, too. For example, if you are travelling with a large “household” contact group, you may be challenged by others when queuing or using public transport. Remember not to eat or drink on public transport - that would mean taking your mask off and making yourself and others less safe.
Only get taxis when you really need to.
Taxi companies are likely to have their own measures in place to manage social distancing, so it’s best to follow the advice of the driver.
You might want to wear a face covering here too.
Warwick is a beautiful, spacious campus with lots of room to walk around and exercise.
Whether you are used to walking and cycling or not, the campus is easy to walk or cycle around once you get to know it, and there are campus maps readily available.
There are loads of cycle parks around campus. If you don’t have a bike of your own, you can hire a bike from one of the UniCycles stations across campus, either as an annual subscription or pay-as-you-go.
Watch this space to see updates about our Shuttlebus.
This page was last checked on 18/06/2020.
Please be considerate of others
It will be some time before we can be together again as we are used to on campus and we will all need to support each other as we get used to different ways of working, teaching and learning.
Let's watch out for each other
If you notice that someone is not following the guidelines, please let them know in a friendly and polite way. If someone reminds you of the guidelines, please don’t take offence – it's easy to forget, and we all have a role to play in keeping each other safe.