Buildings and maintenance
Work is ongoing to identify buildings that need to remain fully operational, and buildings which may be placed into standby mode. Standby mode means they will remain compliant and ready to open but will not be accessible on a daily basis. This differs to the March Lockdown where buildings were temporarily closed for staff and student access. This list will be shared once finalised.
Sports, Museums and Galleries
The government has confirmed that museums and galleries must close and therefore the Lapworth Museum, Barber Institute, Elgar Concert Hall, and Winterbourne House will remain closed for visitors.
Winterbourne Garden opens to visitors for the 2021 season on Friday 8 January. Open seven days a week from 10:30 to 16:00 (with last entry at 15:30), entry is free for UoB staff and students upon presentation of a valid ID card. Botanic Gardens are able to remain open under Tier 4 restrictions as they provide valuable access to fresh air and nature, so beneficial to health and wellbeing. The house, shop and tearoom remain closed until further notice.
Sport & Fitness
In line with government lockdown rules, the University’s Sports Centre and Tiverton Gym have temporarily closed.
The Guild building remains open from 09:00 until 17:00, Monday to Friday. Reception will be staffed throughout this time, and the seating areas (ground floor) and study space (first floor) are available for students to use. Joe's Bar, in accordance with government guidance, has had to close. For further information, please see the Guild's website.
Cafes and catering
In line with government lockdown rules no household mixing, aside from support bubbles and two people meeting in public outdoor spaces is permitted so cafes and catering will be closed with the exception of sales by takeaway or click and collect. The latest opening times for outlets are set out below. We will also continue to provide ‘isolation packs’ for any students that need to self-isolate during this period. As always, we will continue to keep these measures under review in light of any changes to government or local guidance.
Opening times for campus outlets from Wednesday 6 January 2021
|Outlets - Main campus|
Take away plus click and collect only where available
| Opening times|
|| 09:00 - 17:00
|| 09:00 - 16:30
|| 08:00 - 16:00
|Costa Uni Centre
|| 08:00 - 16:30
|Starbucks Muirhead Tower
|| 08:00 - 17:00
|| 08:30 - 16:00
|| 08:30 - 16:00
|Food Court (Cafe Go and Go Mex)
Opening times for Vale outlets from Wednesday 6 January 2021
| Outlets - The Vale|| Opening times|
|| 10:30 - 18:30
|| 16:30 - 21:00
|| 08:00 - 20:00