Travel is an important part of the University experience and one that has been most affected by the pandemic.
Following the Plan B announcement there are no changes to the rules on UK travel. COVID-19 remains a cause for concern and contingency plans will be required for if a person on the trip becomes infected, a particular concern when groups of students are away on a field trip.
International travel remains highly uncertain and subject to disruption and change. The Government has updated its red list for international travel and announced new measures in response to the Omicron variant.
For international travel, staff should follow Government guidance and complete a risk assessment.
The process by which UK and international travel should be planned, approved and arranged is set down in the policy and procedure document UHSP-06C: Off Campus Work and Study During the COVID-19 pandemic (log-in required). The policy and related pro forma can be found on the Health and Safety Services MyWorkSpace site (log-in required).
We will be reviewing our procedures with regard international travel as the landscape changes.