Information for parents/carers of current students and visitors to the campus

Last updated: 10.30am, Tuesday 24 March 2020

This page contains information for parents/carers of current students and visitors to the campus, including:

  • Potential students/Applicants
  • Event and conference delegates
  • Guest speakers
  • Meeting attendees
  • Facility users e.g. Trinity Fitness gym, sports centre, library

Following the latest Government guidelines, the campus is now closed other than the provision of essential services for students living in University halls. Teaching and assessment is continuing online.

Coronavirus: The Facts

Coronaviruses are common across the world in humans and in animals. The new virus (novel coronavirus) has been analysed and has been given a more specific name: COVID-19.

Viruses cannot be treated with antibiotics. A healthy human body can overcome a virus without treatment.

The virus itself is not fatal. It is complications, such as pneumonia, mainly affecting elderly people, which can cause fatalities.

The symptoms of COVID-19. They are:

  • Coughing
  • A high temperature (feeling feverish)
  • Shortness of breath

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms 

These include: 

  • A high temperature - you feel hot to touch on your chest or back 
  • A new, continuous cough - this means you've started coughing repeatedly 

How long to stay at home for

If you have symptoms, self-isolate and stay at home for seven days.

If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms.

If you live with someone who is over 70, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.

You can read guidance for self-isolation on the Public Health England website.

Contacting NHS 111 

You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. If you are self-isolating with mild symptoms, you will not be tested, but self-isolating will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.  

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if: 

  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home 
  • Your condition gets worse 
  • Your symptoms do not get better after seven days 

Only call NHS 111 if you cannot get help online.

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing) 

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading. It is particuarly important for people who are aged 70 or over, have a long-term condition, are pregant or have a weakened immune system. The latest government guidance includes: 

  • Washing your hands with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds, more often and when you get home or int work - use hand sanitiser if soap and water isn't available 
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze 
  • Putting used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards 
  • Avoiding close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus 
  • Only travelling on public transport if you need to 
  • Avoiding social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas 
  • Avoiding events with large groups of people 
  • Working from home, where possible 
  • Using phone, online services , or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services 

Attending an event or visiting campus

No, all events on campus have been cancelled or postponed. This is following the latest government guidance to avoid gatherings, social contact and "non-essential" travel. Please contact the event organiser for specific information.

No, the latest government guidance advises the avoidance of gatherings, social contact and "non-essential" travel. Please contact the relevant member of staff for specific information.

No, the latest government guidance advises the avoidance of gatherings, social contact and "non-essential" travel. 

However, we are endeavouring to offer applicants alternative options via telephone/skype – although it may not be possible to offer this for all courses. 

No, the latest government guidance advises the avoidance of gatherings, social contact and "non-essential" travel.

As the next few months remain uncertain in terms of the impact of COVID-19, and with the health and safety of our students, their guests and our staff paramount, we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone our July graduation ceremonies this year. We know our students and their friends and family will be hugely disappointed, and we are sorry to have had to make this decision.

To ensure that our students have the opportunity to graduate on campus, in person, and alongside their class mates and lecturers, we are making plans to rearrange our summer ceremonies for October, when it is hoped that government restrictions on gatherings will have been relaxed. Students will receive their degree certificate at the ceremony but will also receive a ‘confirmation of award’ letter when results are available, which can be used for applying for further study or employment. We expect that this will no later than the end of July.

Using facilities on campus

All campus facilities are closed, except for the provision of essential services for students living in University halls.

You are strongly advised not to travel to campus.

Library and IT facilities

Library members can access the University’s digital library collection via the Library website and gain access to an extensive range of e-books, electronic journals and online databases.

Trinity Fitness

Membership payments for Trinity Fitness members have been frozen, with effect from Wednesday 18 March.

If you have a question that has not been answered above, please email coronavirus@leedstrinity.ac.uk