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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Ensuring the safety and welfare of our staff and students is our priority. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Last updated: 29/09/2020 13:32

Local restrictions affecting Cardiff

We have been advised by Welsh Government that further coronavirus restrictions will come into place in Cardiff from 18:00 on Sunday 27 September 2020. These measures are designed to protect people's health and stop the spread of the virus.

Under the new rules if you are symptom-free (and not subject to self-isolation) you can still:

  • remain in your accommodation if you’ve already arrived in Cardiff
  • travel to, and move into, your accommodation (this includes students joining us from outside the UK)
  • attend classes.

Within the lockdown restrictions, we aim to provide some face-to-face teaching for students as part of a blended learning provision supported by some online elements. Our teaching rooms meet the required health guidelines.

If, given these new restrictions, you are considering delaying your arrival on campus please read our remote study policy to find out how you can apply to study remotely for the first semester.

This new situation may have an impact on some of our services and we apologise in advance for this. Students can still access all key services like libraries, the student intranet and student support remotely. Staff continue to work remotely and are still able to help.

You can find out more about the new local restrictions from the Welsh Government.

You can also read a message from Claire Morgan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students, regarding local coronavirus restrictions.

We are in close contact with Public Health Wales and other official government bodies. The latest information including health and travel advice is available from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England (PHE), the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), the Welsh Government and Public Health Wales.

We have also created Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for current students and current staff. These pages are reviewed and updated regularly.

Open Days and Offer Holder days

Although we cannot welcome you physically on campus at the moment, you can still find out about Cardiff University and student life at our virtual Open Days.

Research partners

Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Enterprise, Professor Kim Graham, has written a message to our research partners about the University's research activities during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Read the message to research partners from Professor Kim Graham and find out how to get in touch if you have a query about a particular project.

Businesses and organisations

Our business teams can still be reached during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and are available to work with all organisations and support your needs during this challenging time.

If you need expert advice and guidance on the business-facing activities we have to offer, please get in touch.


If you are a University supplier and need to get in touch, please contact:

Procurement Services