Advice for students and staff
The Prime Minister has announced the government’s Spring 2021 ‘roadmap’ of plans to lift lockdown restrictions.
The guidance for universities says that students on practical courses who would be unable to complete their courses if they did not return to take part in practical teaching, access specialist facilities, or complete assessments will be allowed return from 8 March.
Students on some science, health professions and arts courses will have access to on-campus teaching and facilities under this guidance.
For all other students, online learning will continue and students should follow the current timetable as published. We hope to welcome more students back to campus after Easter, subject to the next government review in April.
Students returning to university or already accessing campus should be tested twice upon arrival, or isolate for ten days, and continue twice weekly testing. City of York Council are operating the symptom-free coronavirus testing centre in the Foss Sports Hall on the York campus. Book symptom free coronavirus testing.
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 information.
We understand that the current circumstances are difficult for everyone and have been particularly challenging for many students. If you, or someone you know needs support, we're here to help.
Reported COVID-19 cases
Our YSJ COVID Coordination Centre is recording all periods of self-isolation and all positive COVID-19 test results within our University community. These figures are reported daily to City of York Council and local public health teams.
As of Monday 22 February, we report that only 1 member of our University community is currently self-isolating because they have tested positive for COVID-19. Any close contacts have been advised to self-isolate in accordance with government guidance.
We have around 7,500 students and over 900 members of staff at York St John University.
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.
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