In light of the reinforced 'Stay at Home' message from Government, we are continuing to review our building opening hours and risk assessment for those who need essential access for individual study, and for those staff continuing to work on campus supporting face-to-face teaching, keeping limited facilities open while supporting essential activities.
From Tuesday 26 January the following buildings and facilities will be open for use:
The Open Access Centre in Poole House will be open from 8am to 8pm. Spaces must be booked for individual study; group study is not permitted.
The Sir Michael Cobham Library will be open from 9am to 5pm each day, with a non-staffed service at the weekend. Spaces must be booked for individual study; group study is not permitted.
The Student Centre will be open from 10am to 3pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week, to facilitate our on-campus testing. A sign-in facility will be in operation for those students wishing to use the study space in the Student Centre, to maintain a record of building use.
Other seminar rooms and labs will not be available for students to book – staff will still be able to book from a small number of spaces for single-occupancy teaching provision only.
Bournemouth Gateway Building remains open for limited face-to-face teaching for students on certain Health and Social Science courses, with the Weston Library and limited study spaces also bookable and available for all students from 8am to 8pm each day.
We would remind all users of the campus to adhere to the safety rules in place; from last week, face coverings are mandatory in all indoor buildings and all outdoor spaces where a two-metre distance cannot be maintained. Physical distancing and regular hand hygiene should be in operation at all times and you should only come onto campus if you have permission to do so, for face-to-face teaching, or if you cannot study at home.
We will continue to review our building opening hours, mindful of the latest Government advice and the local infection rates.
University staff will enforce the rules above. Any student who does not comply will be required to leave the campus.
We will continue to review our building opening hours, mindful of the latest Government advice and the local infection rates. Further information about BU’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including wellbeing support available, can be found on the BU website. If you have any questions, please contact AskBU.