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Latest: Tier 2


On Thursday 15th October, the UK government announced that York was being put into Tier 2 of Covid-19 restrictions. Below we've outlined how this affects YUSU, our services and student group activity.

Our venues

Indoor venues 
  • The Courtyard, The Glasshouse, The Kitchen @ Alcuin and The Vanbrugh Arms will allow seating of groups up to six people from the same household where a household is defined as the same flat, residence or house. 

  • Customers will be asked to confirm they are a group from the same household on entry and be seated accordingly.

  • A log will be kept of any groups refused entry.

Outdoors
  • The Canopy at The Forest will continue to facilitate groups of up to 6 people from different households, who will be seated at tables. 

  • The Den (which is an indoor space) will be closed for the foreseeable future and all events due to take place there rescheduled or cancelled.

Student-led activities

  • Where possible student group activity will be encouraged to use the Forest for face to face activity.

  • No seminar room bookings except pre-planned Nightline training (use of space/lecture theatre for all group sessions, and then seminar rooms used for scenarios with rule of 6 applied - risk assessment in place).

  • Flat floor space bookings are only permitted for groups that are currently permitted to use the rooms (performance groups, volunteering projects and physical activity groups operating under the educational and charity exemptions).  These lists are held by the Student Opportunities Team. 

  • Other off campus activities must follow the rule of 6 and only mix with other households outdoors.

  • Outdoor sport to continue as per NGBs. Examples of activity are football training in smaller groups, touch rugby, outdoor netball 

  • Indoor sport to continue as per NGBs (in groups of 6 that are socially distant). Examples of permitted activity are badminton, volleyball training and martial arts groups of 6. All indoor activity must adhere to social distancing at all times.

Our events

Many student-led and YUSU events will continue to place as planned, both virtually and in person. For a full list of the events taking place, see here.

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