Following the Government’s recent decision to scrap Covid passports, UWE Bristol and The Students’ Union continue to navigate through safety measures and requirements.
Following the Government’s recent decision to scrap Covid passports, UWE Bristol and The Students’ Union continue to navigate through safety measures and requirements for students and staff returning to campus.
We are excited to be able to host events again but we also know that the return to crowded places can be a source of anxiety.
We want our student community and staff to feel supported, confident and safe when running and attending events. We also want to be able to deliver a full programme of events and services throughout the academic year to enhance the student experience. This is why, in line with university policy, we are retaining some Covid-19 measures and will be asking attendees to either:
- Show evidence of a negative lateral flow test taken within 24 hours prior to the event and register the results here. Lateral flow tests are available for free online, at UWE info points, at The Students’ Union and in most pharmacies
- Show an NHS Covid Pass, that you can obtain if you have received a full course of vaccination (usually a double dose) OR if you have proof of natural immunity shown by a positive PCR test result for Covid-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test. More information on how to get your NHS Covid Pass
This will apply to large-scale events (over 300 people), however, those attending smaller events will be subject to spot checks, so please be prepared.
We encourage you also to test again following the event.
Students who are exempt from vaccination and testing and those who have additional support needs should identify themselves to the event organiser either in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org or on entry.
Find out more about the University’s code of behaviour: https://www.uwe.ac.uk/events/code-of-behaviour
If you would like to raise any concerns, our Presidents Team are here to represent you to the University. You can find their contact details here.