The University strongly recommends that you continue to wear a face covering in all indoor areas, particularly where social distancing is not possible. Face coverings must be worn by law in health and social care settings unless you are exempt.
You may be requested by staff members as a reasonable measure to wear a face-covering i.e. where there are individuals who are at increased risk from Covid-19, including those who were previously shielding, so please be respectful of any such requests.
Please see our full guidance document on face coverings for more information.
If a student or member of staff has a medical condition or disability and is exempt from wearing a face covering or mask, they can choose to wear a sunflower lanyard, carry an exemption card or download a digital exemption on to a mobile phone, and not feel anxious about being challenged for not wearing a face covering.
If a student or member of staff has a medical condition or disability and is exempt from wearing a face covering or mask, they can choose to wear a sunflower lanyard and not feel anxious about being challenged for not wearing a face covering. These are available for students at MyUniHub at Singleton and the Bay and at Colleges for staff.
It is recommended anyone who tests positive for Covid-19, should stay at home and not attend in person examinations. It is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate, however to reduce the risk of giving the virus to others if you have symptoms you should test and self-isolate if you test positive
I am struggling financially due to the current situation relating to COVID. Can the University help?
If you are struggling financially or facing hardship as a result of the current situation related to Covid-19, you may be able to access short term financial support from the Money@CampusLife hardship fund by applying for the Short Term Assistance Grant (STAG).
We recognise that students are concerned about the impact of coronavirus on their studies during this period. The University took major steps in altering its delivery to ensure that teaching, learning and assessment continued, ensuring you could continue your studies, meet the learning outcomes on your programmes and achieve the necessary credit to ensure that you may be awarded your degree or progress to your next level of study.
Major efforts by University staff have ensured there is wide-ranging support for active learning and progression, resources can be accessed, assessments can proceed where appropriate or offered with alternative arrangements and wellbeing and employability support is available.
Therefore in common with other Universities, Swansea University will not be issuing tuition fee refunds.
Our expectations of you
Our measures to keep our community safe include, but are not limited to:
• Social distancing
• Face coverings
We acknowledge that some individuals’ personal circumstances may exempt them from being able to follow certain guidance or requirements, and we provide guidance and support on this.
There are measures that are in place to keep our community safe.