Coronavirus: Campus Now Closed

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors will always remain our number one priority. Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23rd March, the campus is now closed to students until further notice. We have ceased face-to-face teaching and have commenced online teaching. These arrangements will be reviewed during the Spring Break.

In light of students not being on campus, interns are no longer available to undertake appointments in the clinic at this time. In the interim, our tutors will be running a telephone consultation service for emergencies and will be providing treatment for those who are in severe pain.

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions for the AECC University College Community around the Coronavirus. These will be updated with the latest information when available:

FAQs:

- What should I do if I have Coronavirus symptoms?

Please follow the latest guidance from Public Health England, available here. The main message is:
• if you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started.
• if you live with others and you or one of them have symptoms of coronavirus, then all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

- Is the campus closed?

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on 23rd March, the campus will be fully closed to all students from Tuesday 24th March until further notice. We have ceased face-to-face teaching and have commenced online teaching. These arrangements will be reviewed during the Spring Break.

- Is the clinic closing?

We are now currently only able to offer a telephone advice service for patients, run by our clinical tutors. There is no charge for this service. To arrange an appointment, please call 01202 436222 and leave your name and a contact telephone number. One of the team will contact you during our current business hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

- What do I do if I plan to travel outside the UK for Spring Break?

We understand that you may wish to visit family/travel particularly over the Spring Break, but please be aware that the global situation with Coronavirus is changing rapidly. Further travel restrictions may be imposed.

The decision to travel abroad is ultimately yours, but please make sure that you are well informed and have valid travel insurance before travelling. Please follow the travel advice from the UK Government and the country you are travelling to. 

- How will this situation affect my exams?

In line with our decision to stop face-to-face teaching, Schools are currently working hard to plan how assessments will take place to ensure no student is academically disadvantaged as a result of this unprecedented situation. For final year chiropractic students, please be assured that we are mindful of clinical requirements, and these are being factored into our plans. If you travel home there will be no need for you to come back for exams or assessments this academic year. We are considering a range of alternative options and your School will share these with you as soon as they can. 

- Should I work from home?

Yes. Staff should now only come to work if their job cannot be done from home.

- Where can I find more information?

For the most up-to-date information on the Coronavirus please visit the Public Health England website here.