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Campus timeline

What's our plan of action?

We have a timeline of plans to reopen campus and welcome staff and students back to campus. Of course, this is all provisional and depends on the wider context in the UK. Whatever happens, we will constantly be prioritising the safety and wellbeing of our community.

What's our status right now?

Whilst people should continue to work from home where they can, a small number of work and research spaces are now open. More spaces and activities are gradually being approved to open.

Activities are only approved to restart once a comprehensive risk assessment has been undertaken and approved in line with social distancing and personal hygiene standards (meeting Government Covid-19 Secure standard); staff, students and visitors will then be notified if directly involved or affected.


July 2020

We are planning for the reopening of:

  • Some academic facilities for courses that start earlier than October
  • NAIC café
  • Sports and Wellness Hub - in line with Government guidance
  • Further reopening of University House for Admissions processing

Already open:

  • Nursery
  • A number of labs and associated spaces (phased, where buildings are ready, and according to prioritisation of activity)
  • University House for end-of-year examination processing (partially open)
  • University Health Centre

August 2020

We will hold a full-scale review to decide what we can open safely.

By the end of the month, we are hoping to re-open:

  • Warwick Conferences (phased)
  • Library
  • More academic departments and facilities
  • Any remaining shops and cafes

September 2020

We will be starting to welcome some of our students back onto campus from September, and we will start transitioning to our next phase. We will also be reopening some office space on a reduced capacity basis for people who need to work on campus.

    October 2020

    We will welcome students back to campus, and start the academic year with a mixture of online and in-person teaching.

    We will keep this page updated and let you know the latest news through staff and student enewsletters too.

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    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.