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Following feedback from students, The Library have introduced optional laminated face covering exemption cards. They are simply the exemption cards provided by the Government at gov.uk and have been printed off and laminated for use.
Students can pick up a card from the Library Welcome Point or Helpdesk. No proof of exemption will be required. The cards are theirs to keep - please do not hand them back. If you place the card visibly on the desk, the top corners are the best, and staff patrolling Library areas will not approach you regarding wearing a face covering. This new process is completely optional, the Library does not enforce students to have to display a card. The Library are trialling this approach due to the high staff turnover and rotas at Library sites, therefore students may have been approached multiple times throughout their study period regarding face covering. This new approach gives an option for a student to signal they are exempt without having to interact staff repeatedly.
From Wednesday 16/12/2020 - Thursday 17/12/2020 we will be carrying out relining works to the car parking spaces along Health Centre Road to create additional accessible parking provision on central campus. As a result, accessible spaces along Health Centre Road will be out of action for these 2 days. The nearest alternative provision is the accessible spaces at the rear of Senate House. Details enclosed.
The ground floor accessible toilet and shower in the Mathematical Sciences Building has been upgraded to make the space into a "Space to Change", a smaller version of a "Changing Places" facility.
A quick video update from Jenny Wheeler Estates Accessibility Officer on her first trip back to campus, looking at the new hand sanitisers that have been installed around campus, including in the student residences.
Some exciting updates on recent successes by the Estates Accessibility Officer, including news from the 2020 AUDE Awards.
Please read this important update on all passenger travel in all lifts across campus.
Following the temporary suspension of all passenger travel in lifts in March 2020, passenger travel in lifts across campus has been reinstated with a restriction on the number of people who can travel in a lift at once.
Works are progressing for the construction of the new Faculty of Arts building on the site of Car Park 7 as well as the next phase of Warwick Arts Centre.
The new car park on Kirby Corner Road will be opening on the 28th January 2019, with information for blue badge holders.