Coronavirus Information

On this page you will find everything you need to know about the University’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. From important updates and FAQs to news articles and blogs detailing how we have reacted to the outbreak, you can find it all here.

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Coventry University celebrates International Nurses Day

Coventry University has hailed its student nurses who are serving with the NHS on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 as it joined the world in celebrating International Nurses Day.

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Coventry University’s IoC supports continued learning during COVID19

Coventry University’s Institute of Coding (IoC) will be releasing a series of free, family friendly webinars from 14 April 2020, delivering essential digital skills and information during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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8 tips to help parents tackle maths teaching at home

In the past few weeks, we have all become good at new ways of working remotely, including teaching. However, it is likely that some areas of teaching have been harder than others.

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Social supermarket still serving Coventry despite Coronavirus outbreak

A social supermarket selling cut-price food has had a challenging first month of operations as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak but is still providing a crucial service to the city.

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FabLab manufactures protective equipment for NHS staff

Coventry University’s FabLab is manufacturing straps for facemasks to make them more comfortable for frontline NHS staff to wear during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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School offers free business continuity planning webinar

Coventry Business School has developed a webinar on business continuity planning to help businesses plan for the uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Free online courses launched to help with home working and mental health

Coventry University has launched free online courses to assist employers and employees to maintain their mental health and wellbeing and help with challenges of remote working during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Coventry University launches new model for digital student learning

Coventry University is moving its courses to the Learning Experience Platform, Aula, to position its students and academics at the forefront of the next evolution in teaching and learning.  

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Richard Dashwood

As we work through these unfamiliar and unprecedented times, one thing that is clear is the serious and wide ranging impacts of COVID-19.

Our staff have been truly amazing in their handling of this situation.

The Doctoral College ensured that the impending Doctoral Capability and Development Conference (DCAD) was not postponed but moved swiftly to virtual format. In addition, more than 25 PhD students and research staff from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences have volunteered to help University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) with testing patients for COVID-19 in the coming weeks.

Richard Dashwood Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research

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Supporting our Community during COVID-19

Here at Coventry University we have been awed but not surprised at the amazing response from students, staff and local people across our communities. In a time where everyone has been affected in one way or another by Covid-19, community spirit and resilience has shined through.

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Coventry University project powering Rwandan hospital as refugee camp locked down by coronavirus

A solar-powered electricity system installed in an African refugee camp as part of a project led by Coventry University is now helping the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Coventry University loans DNA equipment to help speed up Covid-19 tests

Coventry University has loaned a DNA extraction machine to University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) to help ramp the number of tests being done for COVID-19.

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Coventry University manufactures and donates face shield visors to NHS

Coventry University is manufacturing full face protection equipment to donate to local NHS and public health teams to help frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Student paramedics joins fight against COVID

Paramedic students from Coventry University have headed to the frontline to help ambulance staff tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Blogs

Blogs

What are we to make of BoE’s rate cut?

On Thursday 19/03/2020, the Bank of England (BoE) cut interest rates to a record-low 0.1% – the lowest official interest rate since the Bank was founded in 1694 – and added £200bn to its Quantitative Easing (QE) program.

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A neighbourly response to Covid-19

Tuesday 17th March is going to live long in my memory, when the Covid-19 global pandemic suddenly felt very real. Up until that point it was a thing we were being mindful about.

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Blogs

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When the Foundational Economy becomes the economy – Covid-19 and essential work

The public health emergency of Covid-19 has transformed the economy and society almost overnight. Work patterns have changed, unemployment has spiked and the Government has established a package of support for employment retention and safe-guarding incomes.

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Responding to a Blooming Nightmare

In springtime as the weather begins to improve, garden centres would normally be packed, as people turn to outdoor activities and enjoying their garden spaces. In 2020, circumstances are anything but normal, and while millions of people are spending more time in their gardens due to government restrictions on movement, the garden centres are empty.

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Covid-19, sustainable transport and personal mobility: watershed moment or pothole?

Widely reported Government data suggest that as a result of the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, road journeys have plunged by at least 70%, with rail and air journeys down by more than 90%. The fall in road journeys during the Covid-19 lockdown means that the number of vehicles using the UK’s road network each day is at a level not seen for some 65 years.

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Top tips to self-care while self-isolating

Staying at home can be tough on both the mind and body, with not much to do and feeling like each day is repeating itself… things can get a little tense at times. We want to help you avoid feeling down by giving our top tips for self-care during these uncertain times, here we go.

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Support our Emergency Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak

The Covid-19 outbreak has had huge impacts for everyone and has seen a significant change in the way of life for many of our students.

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As part of the Money Advice Service "What Works" programme, researchers from CBiS found that financial planning is crucial to protect our financial wellbeing and developed an app to help everyone through these difficult times.

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We’re very pleased to be able to use the facilities at Coventry University in support of the National Health Service and care providers at this time. Our academic and technical staff have responded positively and selflessly to the task of taking designs for personal protective equipment and realising them with our range of 3D printing and laser cutting equipment. We plan to run production continuously for the coming weeks.

Professor Michael Fitzpatrick, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Engineering, Environment and Computing

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Coffee, communication and community: coffee shop culture in a time of Coronavirus and social distancing

Until recently the UK, like many other countries across the world, had a vibrant coffee shop culture. Towns and cities filled with bustling coffee shops, with many people visiting them on a regular basis as part of their daily lives. In the last few months, this has all begun to change as COVID-19 began to spread and countries sought to implement progressively stringent measures of social distancing, culminating in lockdowns for many populations.

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Bursary offered to help care leavers

Coventry University students with experience of being in care have been offered a Sandtander bursary of £1,000 to help them make ends meet during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Coventry University working from home expert offers mental wellbeing tips

A Coventry University researcher is warning people of the potential psychological impacts of working from home during the Covid-19 outbreak – including overworking, guilt, anxiety and insomnia. We are in unprecedented times, with a vast portion of the United Kingdom’s workforce unable to undertake their usual commute and instead setting up offices in their kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms or whenever they can find space for a workstation.

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Coventry University answers call to help the NHS

Coventry University and its students are answering the call to help the NHS in the fight against COVID-19. As the country goes into lockdown, more than 25 PhD students and research staff have volunteered to help University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) with testing patients for COVID-19 in the coming weeks.

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Coventry University offers flagship building for NHS training activities

The university has had to shut its Coventry campus buildings and move teaching and learning online but is offering to open the Alison Gingell building to other NHS partners if they need to use it for essential staff training purposes. The building is the only facility of its kind where students learn to care for a patient at every stage of their healthcare experience, from paramedics arriving at their house and their subsequent ambulance journey, to their stay in hospital, through to their discharge and rehabilitation at home.

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CU Scarborough nurses ready to tackle Coronavirus

Nursing students and staff at CU Scarborough will be joining frontline NHS staff at Scarborough Hospital to bolster numbers in the fight against COVID-19. A dozen second-year student nurses from the Scarborough campus will join the effort and are currently awaiting details of when they will be needed. One of those is Lucy England, a second-year student. CU Scarborough has deep links with the NHS in the area and trains nurses in a region where the NHS has struggled to recruit.

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