Some universities and higher education students have already returned to face-to-face teaching, whilst others will take a bit longer. Universities returned to face-to-face teaching in England on 17 May and the relevant guidance is set out below. Things will be a bit different in each nation, so please visit the specific guidance for universities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
You have to wear a face covering in all indoor public venues unless you have a good reason not to, one of which relates to being autistic.
Some students are already back at university already. If you are advised whilst there to self-isolate you should contact your student support services for help.
Universities will be able to provide additional help and practical support to ensure you are cared for. Universities UK has published a checklist describing exactly what support each university should have in place.
How can I get support at university?
Some students might need some additional mental health support at the moment. The Government has released guidance about the processes that are in place at the moment.
Every university will have their individual well-being support teams and disability services which you can find out about by visiting your university’s website.
Student Space provides wellbeing resources and advice to help students through the challenges of coronavirus.
Its resources include support with:
studying during coronavirus
friendships and social life
mental health and wellbeing
grief and loss
They also offer free confidential support over phone, email, text or webchat from 4pm to 11pm every day.
We are telling the Government about your experiences of the coronavirus outbreak so it knows what life is like for autistic people and their families. If you want to share your experiences, and any worries or concerns you have, with us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.