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Bournemouth University Covid-19 Statement: Thursday 13 May 2021

As I said to you on Tuesday, I was really encouraged to see the confirmation of further easing of restrictions as we move to step 3 of the government’s roadmap.

In line with this announcement we have reviewed our activity for next week, with full details of the buildings and facilities open on campus available on our website. Please do be aware that some facilities require pre-booking, so please do check the website before you travel.

Please also check your timetable for any changes from Monday and contact your programme support team if you have any queries. 

Face coverings and testing

We are keeping our guidance on face coverings under constant review; we are updating our risk assessment in line with this week’s government guidance and will update you again on Monday. In the meantime, please continue to wear a face covering while indoors, or outdoors where two-metre distancing cannot be maintained, on BU’s campuses.

Our on-campus test centre is in operation, and we will share more information about the roll out of home test kits next week, but kits are available in all local pharmacies, and on the website. Please do ensure you are continuing to get tested regularly.


This week is Mental Health Awareness Week so, as I have often done over the last year, I’d like to remind you all that we are here to support you, with a number of resources available to any student who may wish to make use of them.

We also have a number of financial support funds available for any student in need, including our Covid-19 Impact Support Fund, with more information available on our website.

Best wishes,

Jim Andrews
Chief Operating Officer

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