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Coronavirus COVID-19: your questions answered

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This webpage provides information for all colleagues working at the University as the UK moves through the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest government advice, please visit

To ensure that staff, students, parents and the local Reading community have accurate and up-to-date information about how the University is responding to COVID-19, please contact our dedicated COVID-19 Support Hotline at This inbox will be monitored daily from Monday to Friday.

A Major Recovery Team (MRT) is leading our University's response to the pandemic. It is co-chaired by Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education & Student Experience) Julian Park and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Dominik Zaum and includes colleagues from across our University community, including RUSU. A Major Incident Team (MIT) is specifically coordinating our response to positive cases. The MIT is co-Chaired by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Parveen Yaqoob and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International) Paul Inman, and includes a range of relevant University colleagues, including RUSU.

If you have any suggestions on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or would like to contact the MRT, please email To view advice and information for our students please visit our Essentials webpages, which includes copies of all emails to students.


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