All students | USW Update | Friday 25 September - Cardiff local restrictions

Cardiff local restrictions | Mark Milton, Chief Operating Officer 

The Welsh Government have announced today that the city of Cardiff, where our Cardiff Campus (Atrium) is based, will be subject to local restrictions from 6pm on Sunday 27th  September.  

From Sunday evening a total of nine areas across the region will be subject to local restrictions – Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Llanelli (Town), Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Swansea county boroughs. 

We can confirm that these new local restrictions will not affect our plans for the start of term. We have been planning for many months to deliver our learning and teaching in a safe way. The capacity of our buildings has been significantly reduced, and guidelines, such as social distancing, are in place.  

Below is a quick reminder of the local restrictions and it is important that you play your part by following the rules:   

  • You cannot enter or leave any borough with local restrictions without a reasonable excuse. Travelling to or from university or work is allowed.

  • You should not visit or meet anyone who is not part of your household (i.e. you do not live with them) indoors. This includes in places such as pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

  • As in the rest of Wales, it is mandatory to wear a face covering in indoor places, including our buildings, all shops and on public transport.

  • As in the rest of Wales, all licensed premises have to stop serving alcohol at 10pm. 

It’s also really important that you continue to respect the 2m social distancing guidelines. Please also respect the restriction on meeting outside your direct household, we know there is temptation to hold parties and to meet with a wider circle of friends, but it’s really important that you don’t do this in order to protect yourselves, your friends, and the wider community. 

We appreciate that this is an ever-changing situation, and we will continue to keep you updated as we review and operate within the latest guidance. For the latest Welsh Government advice, please visit their website.  Thank you for your support.


Please note, off-campus students who are studying with a partner college should check guidance and communication from their college, about local attendance, assessment and teaching arrangements.


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