Our levels of operation

Keele University has implemented a five-stage system (similar to the Government’s alert system) that will define what studying at Keele will be like for the 2020/21 academic year. The stage that we are at will dictate which facilities and services will be open, and to what extent.

Our current level of operation: Level 2

 

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Education

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Research

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Accom
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Campus services

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Student services / SU


Direction to staff

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Following the prevailing government guidelines. Following the prevailing government guidelines. Following the prevailing government guidelines. Following the prevailing government guidelines. Following the prevailing government guidelines. All but essential service staff must follow 'stay at home' legal restrictions.

Level 5 side Level 5

Mainly online, with separate arrangements for NHS placements, lab and clinical training. Essential Covid-19 related research and activities permissible within prevailing legal restrictions. Following prevailing legal restrictions to limit / prevent mixing of households. All essential services available. All services available within permitted regulations, with on-line and emergency on-call arrangements in place. All but essential service staff must follow 'stay at home' legal restrictions.

Level 4 side Level 4

Blended approach with both on-line and in situ small group delivery. Laboratory, clinical skills and practice sessions resume, with full covid-secure arrangements in place, in-line with government guidance to the sector. Return of research activities requiring access to laboratories and facilities, including the return of PGR students requiring these facilities. Small households of no more than 8 in on campus accommodation following prevailing guidelines relating to interactions between households. Covid Secure core services available to all, in line with prevailing government requirements regarding provision of services. Covid Secure services available to all, in line with prevailing government requirements regarding provision of services. Observance of 'work from home where you can' guidance.

Level 3 side Level 3

Blended approach with both on-line and in situ small group delivery. Laboratory, clinical skills and practice sessions continue, with full covid-secure arrangements in place, in -line with government guidance to the sector. All staff and PGR student research requiring access to facilities permissible within prevailing legal restrictions / guidelines. Following prevailing legal restrictions (up to 6 people or 2 households). As for level 4. All services available within permitted regulations, including inside hospitality, organised sports and indoor recreation / classes. Observance of 'work from home where you can' guidance.

Level 2 side Level 2

Reduced / no social distancing requirements in line with prevailing guidance and legal restrictions for programmes continuing to be delivered over the summer. No specific restrictions beyond any prevailing / remaining government guidance / legal restrictions. Largely vacant over the summer period, with conference use and continued residence in line with any prevailing / remaining restrictions / guidance. Delivery of socially distanced services transitioning to full operations. Delivery of socially distanced services transitioning to full operations. If 'work from home where you can' guidance is removed, transition to hybrid working over the summer. 

Level 1 side Level 1 

No prevailing physical restrictions, with revised models of delivery to sustain best practices developed during 2019-20 and 2020-21. Research activities continue. Full return to normal accommodation levels. Return to normal service operation. Return to normal service operation. No prevailing guidance, with embedded hybrid working.