Keeping our community safe

Keeping our community safe

This page will be kept up to date with the latest information about local and national UK government measures in response to COVID-19.

Spring term 2021

With the exception of health courses which lead to professional registration, all other courses are to be delivered fully online from the start of term until 8 March at the earliest (in accordance with current government advice). Your timetable is being changed to reflect this; however, if there is still a room listed, please ignore this and attend all sessions online only. Visit Aula for information on how to join sessions online. 

Depending on government guidance, there is a chance that further changes may be implemented. This includes the possibility of a longer lockdown and therefore a continuation of fully online learning. We will update you when we know more about this, and our plans for assessments at the end of the semester/block.  

Guidance for Postgraduate Research (PGR) students will be sent shortly. 

University support services 

Support services remain open to provide any help you may need. Many will be available online for you to access from wherever you are based now. Visit the Connections Matter site or search the Wayfinder to find resources and support.  

Study spaces will be available on our campuses once teaching starts. Some buildings remain open now including the Lanchester Library and The Hub in Coventry. Full details will be available soon, please visit the Wayfinder for the latest building opening times and services available in your location

Symptom-free community testing

Symptom-free community testing for those who are on campus is currently available in Coventry and London; visit the Return to Campus Hub for details. If you are now not returning to campus until mid-February at the earliest, you will need to access symptom-free testing nearer the time. We will reschedule testing to accommodate this in line with government guidance – please do not travel to attend any previously booked symptom-free testing.  

We know you will have more questions and we are working hard to provide further clarity and guidance as soon as we can. This will include updates on our No detriment commitment and plans for forthcoming graduations. We are also aware that some students will be wanting clarification about rent in university-owned accommodation while the government instructs that we provide their courses online only. We will provide an update on these issues as soon as possible.

Please keep checking your emails and Student News for further updates. 

SafeZone app

Coventry University Group uses the SafeZone app to promote safety for those working or studying on our campuses. The app is free for students and staff to download from the App Store or google Play and covers the majority of our UK sites.

SafeZone gives fast access to university response teams by allowing users to call for help or assistance directly through the app when they are on campus. It also helps to provide advanced protection for those working or studying alone or in higher risk environments, while supporting our coronavirus track and trace efforts and other COVID-19 safety measures.

The app works by enabling users to choose to "check-in" to university buildings and other defined geographical areas on our campuses – including university-owned accommodation – either manually or, if selected within the app, automatically, allowing university response teams to locate them quickly and accurately if an emergency call is raised or assistance requested.

Current students can find out more about the key features of the app on the Student Portal (login required), along with our privacy notices and information on how users’ personal data is processed.

You can also find out more about the app on the SafeZone website:

Please visit the GOV.UK/coronavirus website for the latest information. We continue to liaise with officials from Public Health England and are constantly monitoring and updating the information provided on the staff and student portals.

It is important to register with a doctor, also known as a General Practitioner (GP), who is local to where you live. Do not wait until you feel unwell to do this; register as soon as you can. 

More information and support, including advice about NHS prescriptions and charges, can be found on the Health and Wellbeing Portal GP page. 

If you are an international student, you may be required to pay an immigration health charge to be eligible for NHS treatment, which costs £300 per year. To learn more, visit our Immigration Health Charge page or contact 

There is student car parking in Coventry:

  • Cox Street, Coventry, CV1 5QJ
  • Gulson Road, Coventry, CV1 2JH
  • Mile Lane, Coventry, CV1 2TU

All of the above car parks are free up until further notice. You will need your ID card to obtain a display ticket.

Please see the Coventry University Cycle Map for routes and bicycle rack locations on Coventry campus.

You can find more information about cycling on the Student Portal, including getting/borrowing a bike, securing your bike on campus, cycle lanes, rules of the road and more.

Coventry University Group takes the health, safety and wellbeing of all our students very seriously. We have introduced a COVID-19 student code of conduct outlining key information and safety requirements to prevent the spread of the virus, which you will need to understand and follow. Those who seriously and persistently fail to comply with COVID-19 health and safety requirements could be suspended or withdrawn from the university. 


For students

The government is looking to make use of mass testing to make your return to university as safe as possible. Further guidance will be provided in the coming weeks, taking into consideration any future developments and relevant scientific advice.  

For applicants

For the safety of all our visitors, students and colleagues, we are holding virtual open days which replace our usual on-campus open days. We don’t want you to miss out on seeing what Coventry has to offer so we have designed our virtual events so that you can:  

  • watch subject talks and meet our tutors  
  • chat to students to learn more about their experiences with us  
  • explore our campuses virtually  
  • learn more about admissions, student finance and student support    
  • take part in Q&As about student accommodation.  

Visit ourvirtual open day page to book your place.  

The local authorities in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire have developed a detailed outbreak control plan to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases and reduce its impact on most vulnerable residents. To learn more about the outbreak control plan, visit the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Council website. 

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