Updated 22nd September 2021

Under Department of Education guidance and  department risk assessment we have returned to in person teaching on campus for the new academic year.  This is in line with our 'Stage 5 of our Return to Campus' as detailed in the diagram below. 


WUC remains committed to reducing the risk of transmission and has, through departmental risk assessments identified means of continuing to operate aligned to Government guidance to Further & Higher Education whilst keeping staff and students safe. Measures in place are as follows: 

  • All staff and students returning to campus in Autumn 2021, are expected to use a lateral flow (LFT) home test at least twice a week .  

  • Negative test results require no further action, however, should the LFT return a positive we ask that a PCR test is taken to confirm. WUCTrackandTrace@writtle.ac.uk must be kept updated on positive test results and individuals must not come on to campus until their 10 day isolation period ends. 

  • Residential students will be asked to provide evidence of a negative LFT before returning to Halls at the start of the new academic year.

  • We strongly encourage the wearing of face coverings in communal or crowded areas. Good ventilation in classrooms and use of outdoor spaces where possible is encouraged. Hand sanitizer stations are located around the University College. 


Our General Guidance for Students and Staff can be found here

For Detailed Staff Guidance can be found here

The following visual provides guidance for our return to campus. 

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