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Bristol SU's Roadmap out of Lockdown

We're pleased to release our provisional roadmap for Bristol SU's route to re-opening after lockdown.

This roadmap may change subject to government guidance. We will keep this page up to date as soon as any date changes are confirmed.

All of the below activity will still be subject to national guidance on social distancing, testing, and self-isolation rules. If you are using facilities on campus then you should be getting tested twice a week. Please remember the Hands, Face, Space guidance at all times. Guidance on meeting in groups with large living circles can be found on the University website.

29 March


  • You can meet outdoors in groups of 6, or in 2 households of up to 30 people. Check out our Instagram guide to Bristol's best green spaces!
  • Formally organised outdoor sports can re-start. 
  • Government advice remains to seek regular testing, work from home if possible, social distance, and stay local.

Bristol SU

  • Student group outdoor activities and socials can re-start in groups of 6, or 2 households of up to 30 people.
  • Outdoor fixtures and training for sports clubs can re-start. Outdoor Intramural is back on and all outdoor sports facilities re-open at Coombe Dingle (with no spectactors).
  • Volunteering services permitted as before – with approval from Bristol SU Volunteering Team.
  • The Richmond Building remains open for coronavirus testing only.


12 April


  • Gyms and swimming pools re-open.
  • Non-essential shops, hairdressers, libraries, and museums re-open.
  • Outdoor hospitality (pubs, restaurants etc) re-open for groups of 6, or 2 households of up to 30 people.

Bristol SU

  • Student group socials can take place in outdoor hospitality venues in groups of 6, or 2 households of up to 30 people.
  • The Indoor Sports Centre, Langford Gym and the Swimming Pool re-open. For more information, visit the Bristol Sport, Exercise and Health website.


19 April


17 May 


  • Indoor entertainment and hospitality re-open with table service. 
  • Domestic overnight stays are permitted.
  • Some larger events can re-start with capacity limits.
  • International travel is permitted – subject to review.

Bristol SU

  • The Indoor Sports Centre and Indoor Tennis Club re-open to clubs for fixtures and training.
  • The Media and Radio Suites re-open for single person occupancy.
  • Student Group activities and socials are permitted indoors for groups of 6, or 2 households, and outdoors in groups of up to 30 people.
  • Non-essential volunteering services are permitted indoors for groups of 6, or 2 households.
  • The all new Bristol SU Loft and Food Court open in Senate House.
  • Bristol SU Lettings will open for bookable appointments.


10 June


14 - 18 June

  • Bristol SU Committee Fest takes place virtually.


16 June


21 June


  • No legal limits on social contact.
  • Nightclubs and larger events can re-open.
  • No legal limits on attendees at life events e.g. weddings and funerals.

Bristol SU

  • Student Room Bookings are available in The Richmond Building on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Student group activities, socials, and volunteering are allowed – uncapped and with no social distancing.
  • The Beckford opens and will remain open throughout the summer.
  • All volunteering is permitted with no restrictions.


10 September


20 - 24 September

  • Welcome Week! Watch this space for more information on line-up and tickets!


September onwards

  • Regular Room Bookings available in The Richmond Building
  • University Room Bookings available via LFM.