As the UK begins to recover from the disruption of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, it is imperative that its universities can emerge from lockdown safely and in line with guidance from governments, public health advice and health and safety legislation.
This briefing outlines nine principles and areas for universities to consider as they begin to emerge from lockdown. The principles offer a framework for individual universities to adapt to their own institutional settings and contexts.
It is not an exhaustive list, nor a prescriptive set of rules, but covers a range of priority issues for universities to consider alongside government advice, public health resources and case studies and expertise from the global higher education sector.
Further resources, including the principles jointly agreed between the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) and the sector trade union, can also be found within this paper.