Covid-19 Information & Advice

Please visit this page regularly to receive the latest updates, advice and guidance on Covid-19. As an anchor institution in North Lincolnshire, UCNL remains committed to utilising all its resources to support its staff, students and the wider North Lincolnshire community during these difficult times.

Latest Statement

Dear Student,
Following the announcement of a further lockdown from tomorrow 6 January 2021, please be assured that we are considering our approaches towards learning, teaching and support. 
All learning, teaching and support activities will remain online until at least Friday 12th February 2021.  All face-to-face assessments scheduled for this week will be rescheduled and further clarity regarding future face-to-face assessment dates will be communicated to you.
We will continue to be informed by government updates and will also liaise with our University and validating partners to ensure that we consider the needs of our students.  This will enable us to review the situation and continue to provide you with further updates as they become available.
Please continue to access the various forms of support available to you, which include your scheduled online teaching sessions, the UCNL Academic Support Team, the UCNL Library Team and IT Support.
UCNL Academic Support: 
UCNL Library: or 01724 294164

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and understanding as we all work together to respond to this pandemic and seek workable solutions.

Steven Johnstone

Director of Higher Education (UCNL)
5th January 2021

Online learning and teaching
for week commencing
7th & 14th December

This is in line with the government’s announcement for Universities to move their provision online to support the mobility of students in the week leading up to the 7th
December. While UCNL does not tend to attract students from outside of the local area, we have a commitment to ensuring that staff and students do not have an increased risk of having to isolate as a result of someone within their face to face cohort testing positive.

Learning and teaching activities will be delivered through online means and full details will be provided by your programme team. With regards to assessment, some exceptions may apply whereby individual assessments will continue to take place as planned. Again, your programme team will keep you informed as to whether this applies to your assessment plan.

We want to ensure that everyone can make the most of the holiday period, continuing to follow government guidance and requirements. We have had a number of positive cases during the term, many of which have resulted in peers within learning bubbles also having to isolate. With an easing of government restrictions between 23 – 27 December, we do not want individuals having to self-isolate as a result of attending sessions at UCNL in the build up to holiday period.

Self-reporting of positive COVID cases and self-isolation:

While learning and teaching will move to online methods for these two weeks, we still have a responsibility to report any positive COVID cases and instances where individuals are required to self-isolate. Please could all individuals continue to self-report any cases using the form below.

The Physical UCNL campus:

From Monday 7th – 17th December, the UCNL building will remain open between the following hours:
Monday – Thursday 08.30 – 17.30
Friday 08.30 – 16.30

Starbucks and The Bistro will not be open during these two weeks. Vending machines will continue to offer hot drinks and confectionary.

UCNL Library:

Students will be able to access the UCNL Library during these two weeks (Please note that UCNL will close at 4pm on Friday)

A Click and Collect service for library books will be in operation during these two weeks, with students unable to attend during the day to be able to collect book orders from North Lindsey College. Further details will be provided by the UCNL Library Team. We would normally encourage all students to prepare for the holiday period, ensuring that you have the necessary books and resources to support you over this period.

UCNL Support:

The UCNL Academic Support Team will continue to provide excellent academic and pastoral support through Microsoft Teams, so please ensure that you use this facility.

Any student accessing DSA support can continue to do so online. The UCNL Academic Support Team can be contacted at:

Should you require IT support during this two-week period, you will be able to access support by contacting the IT Helpdesk at: or on
01724 294140.

We do not anticipate that the government will close education buildings so expect, in January, that we will return to the blended models of learning and teaching experienced this term.

The UCNL Team would like to thank you for your continued support and to also wish you a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Steven Johnstone
Director of Higher Education (UCNL)
Thursday 26th November 2020

Steps we’re taking to keep you safe on campus and partner locations

Covid Vaccine Info

We have been provided with the following video which gives info on the Covid vaccine for BAME students.

If You Have Covid-19 Symptoms:

Please report them to us by completing this form:

Click here to complete the Symptoms or self-isolation reporting form.

Further Information for New and Returning Students

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