Advice for students and staff
In line with government guidance, York St John University is open during the period of national lockdown from 5 November to 2 December. During this time, we will continue to deliver blended learning including timetabled, in person sessions on campus. Our campuses will also be open to provide study space and support services for students.
The government has confirmed that there will be no restrictions on students travelling home at the end of term. Read more about End of Term travel guidance.
Updates on current postive cases and reponses to frequently asked questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic can be found below.
This guidance is frequently reviewed to provide you with the most up-to-date information in line with current government advice.
Please check the UK government coronavirus page for the latest governemnt information.
Reported COVID-19 cases
As of Sunday 22 November, we report that 9 members of our University community are currently self-isolating because they have had a positive COVID-19 test.
Close contacts have been identified and advised to self-isolate.
We have around 7,500 students and over 900 members of staff at York St John University.
Our YSJ COVID Coordination Centre is recording all periods of self-isolation and all positive COVID-19 test results within our University community. The figures above are based on our current reporting arrangements with City of York Council and local public health teams.
To monitor cases effectively, we ask students who are self-isolating to use the absence and self-isolation form hosted on the website which has been adapted to capture COVID-19 data.
Staff are asked to report their own information (whether symptomatic, or self-isolating with no symptoms) using the COVID-19 Reporting Form on our staff intranet.
This information will be updated daily.
Information and support for current undergraduate and postgraduate students at York St John.
Information and updates for current staff members at York St John.
Contact tracing: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works
Covid guidance and support: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know/