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Guild Update: Coronavirus 16 March 2020

Guild Update: Coronavirus 16 March 2020

Important update regarding the developing situation following the PM's announcement...

The University of Exeter are suspending teaching for the remainder of this week and then will be providing online teaching following the updated Government guidance. Please read the important full update from the University in your emails or can be found online here.  


In response to the significant change in guidance announced by the Prime Minister in today’s briefing, we are giving you the following advice.

We advise you to make plans to go home over the next few days, if you are able to do so. If you are currently self-isolating you should pay attention to official advice before travelling. If you are in University accommodation and are unable to go home for any reason, accommodation and other essential services will continue to be open for you should you need them.

We recognise that this will cause significant disruption and therefore there will be no teaching (face to face or online) for the remainder of this week. However, you can still contact your academic tutor and module leaders electronically.

We will move to online teaching from Monday 23 March, and you should continue to check your online ELE module pages for more information.

Following the Government advice we are now cancelling all University events, and the sports facilities on all of our campuses will also be closed.


From tomorrow, the majority of Guild staff will now be working from home as per the Government and University guidance; you will be able to reach us digitally via email and/or video software.  

The Guild will be opening select outlets only tomorrow; our Guild Shop and Comida in DH1, and our Reception. We will review these services tomorrow and take a view on their longer term opening after we have reflected more fully on the Government and University advice.  

Our Print Room will also be available for online orders only, which will have collection from the Guild Shop. Our other outlets will now be closed for the foreseeable future: The Ram, Lemon Grove, Pieminister, Italiano and the Grove Diner.  

If you have any immediate concerns or worries, please email us on or provide feedback via the student feedback form at 




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