University response to Greater Manchester Tier 3 restrictions

Categories: University Campus

Following the Government announcement that Greater Manchester is to be placed into Tier 3, Very High, from Friday 23 October at 00:01am, Chief Operating Officer Huw Williams made the following statement.  

University of Salford Chief Operating Officer, Huw Williams, commented: "We have again reviewed the new guidance and regulations and are assured that we can continue with our blended approach to teaching and learning. As I have said previously, our infection rates are reviewed at a daily stand up, and we remain confident in the risk assessments and safety measures that are in place across campus. We have also consulted with both Public Health and Infection Control colleagues from Salford City Council who are comfortable with this decision.

"Campus will remain open, with access to facilities for students maintained at current levels. The Library remains open with current restrictions and opening times in place and the askUS team will maintain the same level of in-person provision at University House. Atmosphere will also remain open and drinks will only be served with food.

"PGR and Research colleagues’ access to specialist facilities should continue with individual risk assessments reviewed and adhered to in line with current guidance.

"From this week, our infection rates will be published daily and these will be available to view on the website from tomorrow, Wednesday 21 October.

"The safety of our students, colleagues and our wider University community remains our top priority and we will continue to monitor our position on a daily basis."

The restrictions in the different tiers can be found outlined on the government website.

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