Wessex Restaurant and the learning space adjacent to CAFE at Polden are now available to use as Staff Common Rooms.

Wessex Restaurant

Access

You can access Wessex Restaurant through 4W Café, via the wooden door to the left of the 4W Café tills. Exit using the door at the other end of the restaurant which opens into Wessex House.

Wessex Restaurant is open for staff use from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Food and drink

You can purchase items yourself from 4W Café and take them into the restaurant.

You are welcome to bring your own food and drink too.

There is a microwave and free drinking water available.

Safety measures

The space complies with government guidance and University policy on COVID-19. Measures in place include:

  • A two metre distance between tables
  • A maximum of two people at each table
  • A maximum capacity of 18 people for the entire space
  • Extra, regular cleaning

Polden

Access

You can access the space in Polden through the ground floor CAFE entrance. Use your library card to enter.

The space in Polden is open to staff and Postgraduate Research students from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.

Food and drink

CAFE at Polden is currently closed. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink.

There are microwaves and drinking water available. Hot drinks are provided free of charge.

Safety measures

The space complies with government guidance and University policy on COVID-19. Measures in place include:

  • A two metre distance between tables
  • A maximum of two people at each table
  • A maximum capacity of 17 people for the entire space
  • Extra, regular cleaning

Rules for using the areas

  • Both spaces are for staff and Postgraduate Research students only
  • Follow maximum capacity guidance
  • Follow the one-way systems
  • Do not move furniture
  • Observe social distancing and keep at least two metres apart
  • Wear a face covering unless eating or drinking
  • Follow hygiene guidance and wash hands or use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Clean the area before and after you use it with cleaning products provided
  • Follow any directional signage
  • Keep windows open, if they are already open
  • You can check in using the NHS COVID-19 Track and Trace app using the QR codes displayed

Feedback

Use the QR code on the tables to provide feedback on your experience at these spaces.