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Bournemouth University Covid-19 Statement: Friday 16 July 2021

Rules in place on campus 

While we recognise that the Government is lifting the majority of legal restrictions from Monday 19 July, we also appreciate that we remain in a fast-changing situation, with local case numbers still high. We need to continue the work we have done to protect the BU community throughout the pandemic.

Throughout the pandemic we have put people first and we will continue to do so, which is why our position on the safety measures on campus remains unchanged. We are continuing to ask all members of the BU community to carry on following the ‘hands, face, space, fresh air’ guidance and we will retain the measures in place on our campuses to minimise transmission. We strongly recommend that we all continue to use face coverings in indoor spaces where it is hard to keep a suitable distance from others. We will be reviewing ventilation again and our enhanced cleaning regime will continue, in order to protect us when on campus. Sanitation stations will remain in situ so, as well as following the physical distancing measures, please remember to use these and wash your hands regularly. Our buildings and on-campus spaces will continue to be set out in a physically distant way, with maximum occupancy of rooms remaining in place, signage around campus and Perspex glass in reception areas.  

As we have throughout the pandemic, we will work with local partners, including Public Health Dorset, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and the other universities, to support the safety on our campuses and of the local region. We will ensure our risk assessments and Local Outbreak Management Plan remain current.    

Testing, communicating with us and vaccinations 

We would like to take this opportunity to urge you to get tested regularly, twice a week, especially before coming onto campus. Home test kits are available in local pharmacies, with a small stock at The Base in Poole House and in AUB’s Madeira Road halls of residence. You can also order test kits online on the gov.uk website. 

We continue to ask all students who are living within the local area to let us know if they test positive by emailing covid@bournemouth.ac.uk, even if they have not recently visited campus. However, students who are not in the local area do not need to notify us of a positive test result.  

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