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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.

photo of a Bristol park

29 March

Nationally

  • 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.

 

Photo of the swimming pool in The Richmond Building

12 April

Nationally

  • 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. Check out our guide to Bristol's Best Pub Gardens!

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.

 

Photo of the outside of The Richmond Building

19 April

 

Photo of people at Bingo in The Balloon Bar

17 May 

Nationally

  • 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 Source Marketplace open in Senate House.
  • Bristol SU Lettings will open for bookable appointments.

 

Photo of the Bristol SU Living Room

10 June

  • The Bristol SU Living Room closes for planned extension works. The Bristol SU Living Room in Senate House brings a little piece of the SU to the heart of campus, giving you a space to relax, unwind and connect with other students. It’s a space for all students, no matter what year you’re in, what subject you study, where you’re from, or who you hang out with. It is your space to enjoy, so make yourself at home. We've got big plans for the space and are excited to be able to reveal the extension works to you all in September.

 

Committee Fest logo

14 - 18 June

  • Bristol SU Committee Fest takes place virtually. Committee Fest is Bristol SU's annual training event for incoming student group committee members. Our sessions will help you develop as a leader and provide excellent experiences to your members throughout the year. This year our training will take place online and will be open to all committee members no matter your position.

 

Bristol SU Awards logo

16 June

  • Bristol SU Awards is streamed virtually. Nominations have now closed for this year's awards - we received over 350 nominations! The shortlisted students will be announced towards the end of May, and the virtual awards night will take place on Wednesday 16 June.
  • 21 and 22 year olds can book a vaccine through the NHS website.

 

Photo of two students at Motion Bristol

19 July

Nationally

  • 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 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.

 

Photo of two students sat in The Bristol SU Living Room

10 September

  • The newly extended Bristol SU Living Room re-opens ready for Welcome Week. The Bristol SU Living Room in Senate House is brings a little piece of the SU to the heart of campus, giving you a space to relax, unwind and connect with other students. It’s a space for all students, no matter what year you’re in, what subject you study, where you’re from, or who you hang out with. It is your space to enjoy, so make yourself at home.

 

Global Lounge Bunting

13 September

  • The Global Lounge opens in Senate House! The Global Lounge is a cultural hub which encourages integration of all students – home and international – through a vast range of social events and cultural celebrations, giving students the chance to share experiences, make friends and find out about global opportunities at the University.

 

Photo of Motion's outdoor area

20 - 24 September

  • Welcome Week! Watch this space for more information on line-up and tickets! We know last year's Welcome Week looked a little different to normal, and we're so excited to run a range of activities both online and in-person this year.

 

Students dancing in The Anson Rooms

September onwards

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