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Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Wider Student Experience

Easter Term (Term 3) in person facilities and activities timeline

We plan to deliver a comprehensive set of structured, in person and online Wider Student Experience activities during Easter Term. In person activities will be carried out in Covid-secure ways in accordance with the relevant UK Government guidance.

Our in person timeline outlined on these pages, identifies the approach we are taking to opening up our Wider Student Experience facilities and activities across the University. This has been informed by both the Government Roadmap and direct consultation with Durham County Council Public Health.

It should be understood that, as with the Government Roadmap, dates are subject to change and, if national – or local – conditions require, the timeline and associated restrictions may need to be amended without notice. You are advised to check back frequently to ensure that you are up to date with the latest version. Common Room Presidents, Students' Union and Experience Durham Officers will be informed directly if changes are made.

Timelines

View further information on student travel for formal Wider Student Experience activity.

Timeline under regular review – last updated on June 1 2021

Testing to participate

To help ensure the safety of our students, staff and the wider community, access to the majority of our in person Wider Student Experience is conditional on regular Lateral Flow Testing throughout the Term. The requirement after the 1-4-7 arrival period, is to continue to test no more than 48 hours in advance of an event/activity and no less than twice per week in total with the second test being taken 3/4 days apart from the first.

In advance of participation you will be required to evidence proof of negative test results. It is, therefore, important that you carry both your campus card and evidence of your e-mailed test results (mobile phone / tablet / print out) with you when arriving to participate in any Wider Student Experience event or activity.

It is recognised that some students may now have been vaccinated whilst others will have contracted Covid-19 in recent months. Regular testing remains a requirement in all situations – there are no exemptions.

Breaches to Test to Participate requirements and household restrictions

Any students found to be in breach of either the Test to Participate requirements or household restrictions will be subject to sanctions including exclusion from all Wider Student Experience activity.