National coronavirus circuit-break to be introduced in Wales on Friday 23 October: The Welsh Government have announced a two week ‘circuit-break’ period for COVID-19 starting Friday 23rd October until Monday 9th November. It will apply to everyone living in Wales and will replace the local restrictions which are in force in some parts of the country.

What does this mean for students?

  • In person teaching and blended learning will continue in universities during the two-week period.
  • You must stay in your University/ term-time accommodation and only go home if absolutely necessary. Do not travel home if you have been asked to self-isolate or have Covid-19 symptoms.
  • Gatherings indoors and outdoors are not allowed with anyone from outside your household.
  • All non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants will be closed along with leisure businesses, community centres and libraries. Places of worship will be closed for normal services.

We ask that you respect these Government regulations to protect yourself and the community around you and to avoid any further restrictions. Any breach in guidelines could result in University discipline or indeed legal implications.

We will keep you updated with any changes and we are regularly updating our website for your questions and answers and you can read the full statement on the Welsh Government’s website.

We would like to reassure students that the University remains a safe environment for face to face teaching delivery and we would encourage you to continue to engage in you learning in a blended format.

Please keep yourselves and the wider community safe.

Monday October 19th, 2020

Posted In: Messages, Welfare


  • Mrs Heather J Tyrrell says:

    What are the opening hours for the library from 9/11/20

    • Student Communications Coordinator says:

      Hello Heather! Desks will be open again as well as Request and Collect and Bookable Study Spaces Monday-Friday 9-5 at Bay and Singleton Park Libraries. Online support is available until 8pm weekdays and 10-6 Saturday and Sunday. Click here for more information.

      Saint David’s Park is open Mondays and Thursdays 10-2 for Request and Collect and Miners’ Library at Hendrefoelan is open for Request and Collect 12-2 on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

      Hope this helps!

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