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Don’t fall foul of lockdown rules

16 Feb 2021

Campus Safety Champion Kira Cauldwell

It is extremely important that we all continue to follow the Government guidance and current lockdown restrictions to keep everyone safe and reduce the chances of spreading Covid-19. It may be tempting to go and see friends, family or gather in a group but you could end up facing a fine and quite a hefty one with fines recently increasing.

We appreciate you’re missing the social interaction of student life but for now we need to stay within our household or support bubble and only meet others online or you can meet one person at a social distance of two metres outdoors. Please remember, it won’t be like this forever.

The current Government advice is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. If you are found to be breaking the rules, you are not only putting yourself and others at risk of spreading the virus, but you could also face:

  • the police taking action against you
  • a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 for the first offence
  • an £800 fine for anyone attending a house party of more than 15 people and this will double for each repeat offence to a maximum of £6,400
  • a £10,000 fine if you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people
  • disciplinary action from the University. For repeat offences this could affect your status as a student.
We’re proud of our students and the way you have responded and shown great resilience during this challenging time. We really appreciate your support in reducing the spread of the virus and keeping yourself and others safe but it’s also important to know what the consequences are if you do not follow the lockdown rules.