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Visit our COVID-19 case tracker for the most up-to-date data on COVID-19 cases at the University.

From Thursday 27 January 2022

The Government have announced that from Thursday 27 January they plan to lift COVID-19 Plan B restrictions in England.

What’s changing?

  • Face coverings are no longer mandatory in University buildings, but you can wear one if you wish to. You don’t need to wear a face covering in teaching rooms, when walking around campus or in communal spaces. However, the Government does suggest face coverings in crowded and enclosed settings, particularly with people that you don’t normally meet. We strongly support this guidance to keep our Herts community safe and to limit the spread of the virus.
  • If you’re going to the Forum nightclub and bar, you will no longer need to show your COVID-19 pass or a negative test result.  However, we do encourage you to take a lateral flow test before coming to a Forum event.

What’s staying the same?

  • All teaching will continue as planned for semester B following the increase in face-to-face teaching and 100% capacity in teaching spaces.
  • Our campus services including our Learning Resources Centres, Students’ Union, Uno shuttle buses, campus shops, Careers and Ask Herts Hubs will continue to remain open as normal.
  • Continue to take a lateral flow test before coming to campus, wash/sanitise your hands regularly, and stay home if you feel unwell or develop COVID-19 symptoms. You can pick up a COVID-19 test kit from your local pharmacy, main reception on campus or order a test kit to your home.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate for five full days and provide a negative lateral flow test on day five and six of your isolation. If you still test positive, stay in isolation until you've had two negative tests taken on consecutive days, or after ten days. Please report your test result on the Government website and notify the Dean of Students teamFind out more information about COVID-19 self-isolation.

On Monday 24 January 2022

You can get your COVID-19 vaccination at main reception in Chapman Lounge on College Lane campus on Monday 24 January. The vaccination pop up will open at 10.00 and close at 16.00.

You can get your first or second dose (eight weeks apart) or your booster from six months after your last dose. The pop up will be giving out the Pfizer vaccination. There's no need to book.

From Monday 17 January 2022

From Monday 17 January, if you test positive for COVID-19, you must self-isolate for six days (the day you test positive is day 0) and provide a negative lateral flow test on day five and six of your isolation. If you still test positive, stay in isolation until you've had two negative tests taken on consecutive days, or after ten days. Please report your test result on the Government website and notify the Dean of Students team.