UP Ready to Reopen

UP has been busy preparing the campus for the safe return of students.

When students return to campus, they will notice quite a few changes:

  • increased online learning to keep staff and students safe
  • temperatures will be checked before entry is permitted on to campus
  • hand sanitizer at gate entry, in classrooms and in the toilet areas
  • the wearing of masks will be compulsory for everyone on campus
  • health information is featured on dedicated signage in all classrooms, laboratories and around campus
  • there are crosses on seats and along paving to ensure social distancing of at least two metres
  • laboratories and classrooms have been rearranged to provide seating for fewer students in each classrooms, labs and other enclosed spaces at any one time
  • our Dental Clinic continues to operate in compliance with Covid-19 clinic guidelines including thorough, careful cleaning, alongside students and staff wearing full Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in addition to screens being deployed between chairs.

UP has complied fully with the list of requirements provided by the Ministry of Education, Youth & Sport (MOEYS) and is ready to open to students once we receive permission to do so from the MOH.

We hope to bring students back to campus, especially to complete the lab sessions they have missed during Semester 2. Later, when Semester 1 of the new Academic Year begins, we will continue to limit numbers on campus to comply with all ministerial guidelines. Some classes will be on campus while others will continue online. New teaching resources are being purchased to enhance both in-person and online teaching and learning.

We continue to work hard to ensure that our campus continues to provide a safe environment for our students, staff and lecturers, and we are really looking forward to our return to campus.