What does Tier 3 mean?
New tiered system of local restrictions update (December 2020)
Coventry and Warwickshire will operate under the Government’s “Tier 3 restrictions” from 2 December. There is due to be a regular review of tiers by Government and these restrictions will be reviewed on 16 December.
For students, this means:
- no mixing of kitchen groups/households inside or outdoors
- you can meet in groups of six in outdoor public spaces
- campus cafes, bars and restaurants will provide a takeaway service only. Online ordering is also available through CampusEats
- outdoor exercise can continue in line with appropriate Covid safety requirements, as can indoor sport like the gym and swimming, but other indoor exercise can only be with others in the same kitchen groups or households.
What's open on campus?
Our blended learning model continues with a mixture of face-to-face teaching and online teaching. Research activities and key services also continue on campus. A range of study spaces and dwell spaces remain open including the Basecamp marquee on the Piazza.
Rootes Grocery Store is open and many of our cafes are open for takeaway only. You can also use the gym and swimming pool and outdoor facilities at Warwick Sport.
Can I travel?
Christmas student travel window
The NHS asymptomatic testing service is open for staff and students at Warwick to book tests. It will let you know whether you have Covid-19 and need to self-isolate before organising travel plans for the holidays.
Current travel guidance
To minimise virus transmission rates, you must not move back and forth between your student and permanent homes. You can continue to travel for some reasons, including education, caring responsibilities, and work if you cannot work from home.
Under Tier 3:
- you can continue to travel to venues or amenities which are open, but should aim to reduce the number of journeys you make where possible
- you should avoid travelling outside of your area, including for overnight stays other than where necessary, such as for work, education, youth services, to receive medical treatment, or because of caring responsibilities. You can travel through other areas as part of a longer journey
- for international travel see the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office travel advice for your destination and the travel corridors list
In the meantime, if you have symptoms of Covid-19, please use our Test and Trace service as usual.
Updates and guidance
Please check this page for updates. If you have a Warwick account, you can sign up to page notifications by email
We recognise that this continues to be a very challenging and uncertain time for everyone. If you have any concerns right now, please contact your line manager or personal tutor. You can also talk to Wellbeing Support Services.