Latest government guidance
For the latest information about travel at the end of term, including testing and international travel advice, please see the ‘End of term travel and mass testing’ section.
The government has announced that, following the end of lockdown restrictions in England on 2 December, Reading and Wokingham will be placed under the ‘high alert’ or Tier 2 level of restrictions of the local COVID alert system. Prior to lockdown, Reading and Wokingham had both been under ‘medium’ or Tier 1 restrictions.
The government has assured universities that we can remain open as long as safety measures are in place to minimise the spread of the virus, so this email sets out some initial information about what that will mean for you. Please also take a moment to read the full details of the high alert restrictions on the government website.
Please see our email to all students with information about what ‘Tier 2’ means for our university community.
Measures in place from 5 November to 2 December.
The government has introduced new measures for England from 5 November until 2 December. The government is taking the following action:
1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
2. Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
3. Closing certain businesses and venues.