Current protection stage
The University is currently in the Steady State protection stage.
This is our new form of business as usual. Steady state is the operational model where the risk to the University and its community is considered low enough to allow emergency COVID-related restrictions on campus to be lifted. Some of these arrangements will differ from those that were in place prior to the pandemic, to accommodate the continued existence of COVID-19 and potential future variants.
Moving between stages
The Business Continuity Plan plots in detail the actions we need to take to move the University between these
levels of protection. The University can move between the levels
of protection in a non-linear way, increasing and
relaxing restrictions, or to nuance elements of its
delivery across protection levels, in line with the
Decisions to move the University into a new
protection level are taken by the Vice-Chancellor
following consultation with the Chair of Council and
the Chair of Council’s Audit and Risk Management
Committee, and are communicated to all
members of the University.
You can find out more about the protection stages and how we move between them in our University's Business Continuity Plan (.pdf)