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COVID-19 FAQ: Teaching in the autumn

For teaching, we have planned our autumn timetable based on no social distancing requirements for face-to-face interactive sessions during the autumn term, although with additional safety measures in place as required for the safety of colleagues and students. Please see the 2021/22 Teaching & Learning Framework  for full details about our plans for teaching this year.

The academic timetable is published on 6 September, although students and colleagues who start teaching earlier will receive their timetable before this.

For teaching, we have planned our autumn timetable based on no social distancing requirements for face-to-face interactive sessions during the autumn term, although with additional safety measures in place as required for the safety of colleagues and students. These are:

  • Continued staggered start to teaching sessions: Centrally booked teaching rooms have staggered timetabling and a 15-minute break between sessions.
  • New Risk Assessments for new teaching sessions. An increased number of practical sessions can take place, now that there are no social distancing measures, requiring new Risk Assessments for those sessions to determine what additional safety precautions may be needed. Risk Assessments already in place for existing teaching sessions should be reviewed.
  • Contingency plans to change our position if needed. We are ready to respond if either of the following occur:
  1. that a spike in cases in September requires the reintroduction of ‘1m+' distancing before the start of term; or
  2. that a spike in cases requires the reintroduction of ‘1m+' during the autumn term.

Please see the 2021/22 Teaching & Learning Framework for further details about our plans for teaching.

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