In education settings where pupils and students in Year 7 and above are educated, face coverings should be worn by staff, visitors and pupils/students when moving around in corridors and communal areas where social distancing is difficult to maintain.

It is not necessary to wear face coverings in the classroom, where protective measures already mean the risks are lower and they may inhibit teaching and learning.

Universities and higher education

You can move home and travel in order to attend or work at a university or higher educational establishment including to and from Bolton.

You should follow all relevant university and higher educational guidance if you attend, work at or manage higher education establishments, including universities and associated accommodation.

There are support services within your university or higher education establishment to help you should you need advice or support.

Students are expected to follow the latest guidance on social contact and meeting with others safely in their local area whilst attending university, and should not leave their university accommodation to go home in the event of an outbreak or restrictions being applied in a local area.

Students moving to Bolton can find support on the University of Bolton website.

The national rule of six applies in Bolton but the council is also advising people not meet others they don’t live with or are in a support bubble with.

You also:

  • must not meet people you do not live with in their home or garden, whether inside or outside of the affected areas, unless they’re in your support bubble
  • you must not meet people in a group of more than 6
  • should not host people you do not live with in your student halls, unless they’re in your support bubble
  • should not meet people you do not live with in their student halls, whether inside or outside of the affected areas unless they’re in your support bubble

If you are a student from Bolton going to study in the rest of the country you need to follow any restrictions in the area to which you move.