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Latest Government Guidance – A statement from your Students’ Union

You may be aware that on 8th December the Prime Minister made an announcement regarding new Covid-19 restrictions for England and the government has subsequently confirmed that face-to-face teaching and learning is a priority. The Students' Union is committed to supporting you through this difficult period. Below is our guidance for visiting us at the HUBS, our Christmas opening times and what this means for our events.

The HUBS will remain open in the lead up to Christmas

The Students' Union Building will remain open to ensure you get the most from your student experience in the lead up to the Christmas break and will close for the holidays on Wednesday 22nd December at 5pm.

Our services will be operating both an in person and digital offer during the next couple of weeks. For details of how to contact the Student Advice Centre, please see their webpage.

If you would like to visit a particular team in the HUBS, we recommend getting in contact in advance to ensure we are able to provide the best service possible while keeping everyone safe.

Any face-to-face and society events planned to take place at the Students' Union over the next week will be postponed until further notice, pending changes in guidance.

Advice for coming onto campus

The University have provided guidance on coming onto campus that will also apply to the Students' Union.

Face coverings

Everyone is required to wear a face covering (unless exempt) when:

  • moving around indoors, especially in crowded and enclosed spaces
  • in all campus spaces unless seated, which includes in classrooms, offices, libraries, and communal areas
  • using lifts
  • interacting with our Students' Union staff whether in a drop in capacity or as a booked appointment

Check out the safety measures

Don't come on to campus if you have symptoms

Remember to stay at home if you have Covid-19 or symptoms. Report it to the University so that we can support you.

Support when self-isolating

Test before you travel home

Don't take Covid-19 home for the Christmas break. Take a lateral flow test before you go home to protect family and friends.

Pick up free test kits from Hallam Help points on campus

Students travelling internationally

Students travelling internationally should ensure they're aware of any travel restrictions for going home and returning to the UK.

Government guidance for international travel

Get vaccinated

Whether you're a UK or international student, we strongly recommend you get vaccinated against Covid-19. You can pre-book or attend a walk-in clinic.

Get vaccinated in Sheffield

Christmas closure and support at the Union

The building will close for Christmas on Wednesday 22nd December at 5pm. The HUBS will then plan to reopen on Thursday 6th January with our services resuming virtually from Tuesday 4th January. Please note that the building will close at 5pm instead of 6pm from Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd December.

If you need support over the Christmas period, please refer to our website for further details.

Christmas support at the University

Some services will be restricted while the University is closed over Christmas. Look at our Christmas support page - it's being updated, so please do keep checking back.

As your Students' Union we will continue to keep you updated on any further developments along with any changes to semester two.

We hope you stay well and safe this festive period and look forward to seeing you soon!

Your Students' Union