The Welsh Government has announced a national firebreak in the country, starting from 6pm on Friday 23 October and ending on Monday 9 November.

We are aware that a number of our staff and students live in Wales and commute to study or work here in Bath.

Universities in Wales will continue to provide a blend of in-person and online learning.

If you are a member of staff who lives in Wales and you are able to travel safely to work in Bath, we would expect and encourage you to continue doing so if your work requires you to be on campus e.g. for in-person teaching or front line services, in line with Government advice. However, if there are individual circumstances which mean this is not possible, then we’d ask you to speak to your line manager. Those staff members working from home should continue to do so.

Likewise, if students face difficulties in continuing in-person teaching, study or research in Bath, we are encouraging them to speak to their personal tutor or supervisor.

More information is available on the Welsh Government’s website.