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Lancaster University to continue with in person teaching until the end of term and continue into January 2022.
Following more detailed guidance shared with universities across the UK concerning the PM’s move to Plan B, Lancaster University has not only confirmed plans to deliver face-to face teaching this week and next week but also intentions to continue in-person teaching in January, pending any further updated guidance.
This announcement comes alongside the Government’s intended priority in keeping education settings open under Plan B, stating that teaching and learning should not be moved online as a result of the work-from-home guidance. As a result, staff have been given permission to attend work as necessary to deliver this.
As well as in-person teaching, all essential student support services and campus facilities are expected to continue as normal. These services include: the Library, Sports Centre, Accommodation, ASK and student support services.
In regard to graduation ceremonies, these have been confirmed to go ahead on campus this month with special measures to keep those in attendance safe. All guests and graduating students have been asked to demonstrate proof of their vaccination status or a negative lateral flow test upon entrance.
Everyone in attendance will also be required to wear a face mask in any indoor graduation settings unless exempt.
To reduce risks, the capacity of the Great Hall has also been decreased and extra ventilation measures put in place. To further reduce risk, there will also be a one way system in all graduation venues and separate entrances in place for guests and graduates.
For further details regarding graduation ceremonies and the measures in place, please visit: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/graduation/