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Coronavirus

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

Latest updates

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.

General Information

What is a coronavirus and what effect could it have on me?

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.

How well prepared is Liverpool Hope to deal with an outbreak of coronavirus?

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.

How can I protect myself and others?

There are things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using public transport. Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

Should I wear a face mask?

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.

I have an underlying health condition, what should I do?

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.

What should I do if I develop symptoms of a cold or flu-like infection?

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.

Can I work or study remotely if necessary?

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.

I’m a worried parent of a student studying at Liverpool Hope, what should I do?

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 sdw@hope.ac.uk

I have questions regarding an event booking or conference at Hope; who should I speak to?

For all conferencing and events queries, please visit the Coronavirus FAQs on our Conferencing and Events pages.

Is the University Shuttle Bus still running?

The Shuttle Bus service has been suspended until further notice.

How can I help?

Wash your hands regularly.

Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.

Think carefully about travel.

Check your University email regularly for updates. 

Stay in touch with friends and family.