Lockdown 3.0: Here’s what you can access on campus at Lincoln

Don’t worry, the library is open

After Monday night’s announcement of England being placed into its third national lockdown (or as I like to call it, Lockdown 3: Tokyo Drift), a lot of university students are understandably confused and frustrated. Despite primary and secondary education being explicitly mentioned in the conference, with exams being cancelled and various methods of supporting learning being explored, university students, unfortunately, didn’t really get a mention

There’s a lot to be angry about – miscommunication from the government, U-turns on what is and isn’t considered to be safe, a tier system that was flawed from the start – the list goes on. But while we can’t do anything about the uncertainty in the world in general, we can help with the uncertainty surrounding the new rules to follow for using on-campus facilities at the University of Lincoln. 

The Library 

This is the big one – it is deadline season, after all. The good news is, the library isn’t closing. I can imagine many uni students, like myself would begin to shed many tears if it were.

The email from Internal Communications reads: “The University of Lincoln remains open. The Library, Student Support Centre and Student Wellbeing Centre and Health Centre are open, both on-campus and online, and support continues to be available for students through personal tutors and the Students’ Union.”

If students wish to access these facilities, they will have to provide evidence of a negative test result. Asymptomatic tests can be booked here.

As before, students are required to wear face masks in and around the library, including at your workstation.

Credit: Caitlin Beck

Other Study Spaces and Resources 

The University has made it clear that they are available to support students through this difficult time and has encouraged anyone who needs additional support to contact their Personal Tutor or to seek help from the Student Wellbeing Centre or even your GP. 

Support Available for Students

If you or someone you know is struggling, please speak to someone or contact Samaritans on 116 123 at any time. You can also contact Anxiety UK on 03444 775 774, Mind on 0300 123 3393, and Calm (Campaign against living miserably, for men aged 15 to 35) on 0800 58 58 58.

You can contact the university’s Student Wellbeing Centre on 01522 886400. You can also contact the University of Lincoln Medical Centre on 01522 870010.

You matter.

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