Hope is committed to protecting our students, staff and visitors. To ensure that you remain aware of the latest Government advice regarding the current Coronavirus outbreak, further updated information is provided below. Please be aware that, as the situation continues to develop, Public Health England (PHE) are issuing updated advice on a regular basis.
Please check this page for regular updates.
Last updated: 27th March 2020
From Tuesday 17th March all face-to-face teaching will end for the rest of this academic year. Teaching will be moved online and we will continue to communicate with our students. All services for students will remain open at the University.
Coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world but this is a new strain which has developed called COVID-19.
Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
The health and welfare of students and staff is a top priority for University. The University has convened a Coronavirus Working Group to ensure minimal disruption. Updates will be provided to staff and students via email and these pages.
There are things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading:
Face masks play a very important role in clinical settings, such as hospitals but there’s very little evidence of widespread benefit from their use outside of these clinical settings.
Facemasks must be worn correctly, changed frequently, removed properly and disposed of safely in order to be effective.
If you have concerns about catching coronavirus due to a weakened immune system or have a long-term condition like diabetes, cancer, hypertension, heart disorder, liver disorder, and chronic lung disease, you should seek advice from your GP/healthcare professional or NHS 111.
You should follow the most up to date advice from the NHS which you can access at Advice about staying at home.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
All students and staff are now required to work remotely. The only colleagues and students who should be on campus are those in or associated with residential life or the campus operative teams or other essential services.
IT Services are still running a their support services at ITShelp@hope.ac.uk to help you with this.
If you have concerns regarding your child please do not hesitate to contact Student Development and Well-being at the University on: 0151 291 3427 or email@example.com
For all conferencing and events queries, please visit the Coronavirus FAQs on our Conferencing and Events pages.
The Shuttle Bus service has been suspended until further notice.