Coronavirus information

Last reviewed on 13/08/20 at 9am and last updated on 12/08/20 at 7pm.

The safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors are our highest priority. To help keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 outbreak, we have moved teaching online, closed non-essential facilities and cancelled or postponed on-campus events. 

‘Emergency incident’ in Greater Manchester to secure resources for local authorities

Greater Manchester declared an ‘emergency incident’ on Monday, 3 August. This action will enable public agencies to better coordinate activities and access any additional resources they need as quickly and efficiently as possible.

The conditions and the local restrictions announced on Thursday, 30 July have not changed and all students and colleagues who live in affected areas should continue to follow them, in order to keep themselves and others safe.

The information published by Public Health England does not affect work on or off campus, or any other University operations.

Government and University updates

For the latest information, read the UK government's response and the National Health Service's advice, and for updates specific to the University, please choose from the options below.