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Information for students staying in Loughborough over the Easter break
For students who have chosen to live on or near to campus over the Easter holidays, we have provided some information below about the facilities which are open, as well as some important reminders.
Facilities and services on campus
A number of catering outlets across the Loughborough campus will remain open throughout the Easter break. These include EHB Grill, Holywell Café, the Library Café, and the Sir David Davies Café. For the most up-to-date information, please visit the dedicated website.
The Library will be operating at reduced hours over the Easter period. For most days, the Library will be open from 9am-8pm. You can find out the opening times for each day between now and 24 April here.
Socially distant study spaces are available for individual use and the Library is also running a click and collect service. You can read more about the full list of services online.
Alternative study spaces
As the Library can often reach full capacity, students can also use a range of alternative study spaces which have been made Covid compliant.
These include spaces in the James France Building, West Park Teaching Hub, as well as IT Labs located across the site. Operating hours for these spaces vary, so please check the website for more information.
Following the latest government guidance, a number of activities can now resume. Artificial pitches are available for small-sided football, and cricket nets and beach park are available to book through the ‘facility hire’ tile in the Loughborough Sport app. Outdoor recreational spaces such as the Ball Park, Paddock Pitch and Games Park are also available to use without booking. Please note that within government guidelines a maximum of two households or six people can play together at the same time.
More information about the above, as well as other sporting activities which are expected to recommence from 12 April – such as the reopening of gyms and the swimming pool – can be found here.
Students are required to take an asymptomatic test every seven days if:
- They live in University-managed accommodation
- They attend in-person teaching sessions or use practical facilities for project work on campus
- They wish to use campus facilities such as study spaces, the Library, and labs.
Please note that if you have symptoms of Covid-19 you should book in for a test using the University’s Connect and Protect service. Failure to comply with these requirements could result in disciplinary action being taken. Further information about student testing can be viewed online.
Respecting the University grounds
As outside restrictions ease and lighter nights are now here, we understand many students may meet with their friends to eat and drink on the University campus.
Whilst we encourage students to use the outdoor spaces on campus to socialise over the Easter break, we do not tolerate individuals damaging and littering the grounds. Our staff work hard throughout the year to look after the sport and recreational spaces on campus, so please take your litter back home with you or put it in one of the bins nearby.
If you want to have a barbecue, please do not use sports pitches for risk of damaging the ground. We advise you to use the spaces located in and around the Student Village and follow the health and safety guidelines for using disposable foil barbecues.
Respecting the local community
When using spaces off-campus, make sure to follow the government guidelines in place, follow social distancing protocol, and to leave the area as you found it by taking any rubbish back with you.