Dear Coventry University,
In light of the Covid-19 outbreak I would like to ask about how safe you're making your
accommodation for students. Specifically:
1) What are you doing to make the accommodation safe for students in 2020/21?
2) What occupancy rates are you going to have in shared accommodation for September 2020?
3) How are you going to maintain social distancing in shared accommodation?
4) What data or research has led to your decisions?
5) How are you helping students who may not have accommodation to find other places to stay in the city for September 2020?
Freedom of Information Request – FOIA1233
The University has completed its search for the information you requested
pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”). Please see below
our responses in red regarding how University is preparing our
accommodation, please note the response below only apply to the University
owned student accommodation.
1.What are you doing to make the accommodation safe for students in
To prepare for the students coming back to the accommodation, the
1.Enhanced building hygiene
· Hand sanitisers are located at the entry points to all
accommodation, ground floor lifts and social spaces.
· High traffic common areas will receive a regular deep clean with
· Day cleaning staff will focus on cleaning touch points using
· Alterations will be made to increase ventilation within university
buildings where reasonably practicable.
· Additional mobile sanitising stations will be installed in
2. Implemented social distancing
· Reception areas are fitted with clear plastic screens.
· Social distancing posters, markers and advice are on display
· There is clear signage in relation to one-way systems and
2. What occupancy rates are you going to have in shared accommodation for
We do not have this information available at the present time since this
will depend on the number of students who take up a place with us.
1. How are you going to maintain social distancing in shared
· Social distancing posters, markers and advice.
· One-way systems where applicable
· Changes to furniture arrangements in shared spaces
· Installation of screens at reception
4. What data or research has led to your decisions?
We keep up to date with government guidelines and review ASRA briefing
5. How are you helping students who may not have accommodation to find
other places to stay in the city for September 2020?
If students identify that they do not wish to live in halls then we have a
range of accommodation available via the letting side of our internal
accommodation agency (FutureLets) and have been able to provide virtual
accommodation tours and guidance via property agents who are extremely
knowledgeable about the Coventry market.
For more information please see our Accommodations COVD 19 FAQs in the
following link -
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