Safe travel

We know that our students, staff and visitors need to travel to and from ARU. We recommend walking and cycling to campus if you can, or following Government safety guidelines if using public transport.

Covid-19 safer travel guidelines for public transport include:

  • wear a face covering, unless you're exempt
  • follow social distancing guidelines where possible
  • wash your hands regularly, especially after you get off public transport
  • avoid the busiest times and routes if possible.

You'll find full guidance on Gov.UK.

Do not travel if you experience symptoms of coronavirus, you're self-isolating, or you're following instructions from the NHS Test and Trace service.

If you're on campus and start to experience symptoms, follow Government guidance on safe travel, get home as soon as possible, book a test and start isolating at home.

If you’re currently living in an area where higher level restrictions are in place, you can continue to travel for work or to attend education settings such as university, unless local guidance states otherwise.

Travelling for the holidays

If you've moved into University accommodation and returned to face-to-face learning you will be able to return to a non-term residence before 29 April 2021 for the holidays. However, to minimise the risk of transmission, all university students are being asked to remain in their term time accommodation where possible, especially those who returned to campus from 8 March.

If you do travel home for the holidays, you should get tested before you travel. We have testing centres on campus in Cambridge and Chelmsford.

We also encourage you to get a test before travelling back to university, where local testing facilities are available. If you test positive, you are legally required to self-isolate for ten days and should not travel.




We know that coronavirus has affected everyone in different ways, so if you have any worries or concerns about studying at university this year, our Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to help.