Information for students who are shielding

The government has updated its guidance for people who are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. If you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP telling you this. You may have been advised to shield in the past.

This guidance is effective from 2 December 2020. 

With the country moving into a tiered system of local restrictions, the government has issued updated guidance for clinically extremely vulnerable people linked to these tiers.

If you are shielding, please talk to your academic department to discuss your study arrangements and update your details on MyStudentRecord.

For enquiries relating to COVID, please contact the COVID Response Team at or telephone 0116 252 2300 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am-4.00pm).