All students | USW Update | Wednesday 16 September - Rhondda Cynon Taf local restrictions

Rhondda Cynon Taf local restrictions | Mark Milton, Chief Operating Officer

The Welsh Government has announced that the Rhondda Cynon Taf county borough, where our Glyntaff campus, Treforest campus and Sport Park are based, will be subject to local restrictions from 6pm tomorrow (Thursday 17 September).

We would like to reassure you that this does not affect our plans for the start of term, and that we will be continuing to operate as an educational establishment.

Travel into and out of the area is allowed for people to attend work, where it cannot be done at home, and to attend University, if it cannot be done online. 

If you are planning to move into the Pontypridd area or our halls of residence over the coming days, then you will still be able to do so. 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, will be in place. We have robust risk assessment processes in place to help keep everyone safe.

However, it is important for you to know that you have a role to play by following the latest guidelines.

  • If you are living within the Rhondda Cynon Taf or Caerphilly county boroughs, you cannot meet with anyone else indoors who isn’t part of your household (your flat or house). Please respect this, 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.
  • If you live elsewhere in South Wales, you are limited to meeting with no more than six people indoors from an exclusive extended household.
  • In Rhondda Cynon Taf, licensed premises will be closing from 11pm during the local lockdown.

It’s also really important that you continue to respect the 2m social distancing guidelines and that you wear face coverings indoors in public places, including on our campuses.

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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