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28 Feb 2020

Situation last reviewed on 04/03/20 at 14:00 and last updated on 27/02/20 at 17:00


Please visit Public Health England for the most up-to-date information abiout the coronavirus outbreak.

Our latest advice and support is available on a frequently asked questions document and the StaffNet coronavirus website.

If you have health concerns then you should visit the NHS website for the latest guidance as recommended by Public Health England, however to make other queries regarding the current situation you can email

Last updated on 27/02/20 about advice about the following:

I am planning a trip abroad and have a non-UK passport, what should I do?

If you are planning to travel to other countries please be aware that if you have a non-UK passport, some countries are adding visa restrictions in efforts to contain the virus. Please ensure your visa is valid before making any bookings.

Should I purchase refundable or non-refundable air/hotel fares?

Where possible, the University recommends purchasing refundable air fares/hotel rates in order to minimise the impact of the developing coronavirus situation. This additional premium rate gives some insurance against event, flight or hotel cancellations.

I would like to travel to China, what should I do?

Following the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), all travel bookings to mainland China (excluding Hong Kong and Macau) are now suspended until further notice.