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Following the government announcement of the “Winter Plan” HASU is to amend its entry policy for events in our bars & nightclub spaces. We are continuing to encourage students to vaccinate and regularly test as part of the ongoing work to ensure we do not see outbreaks of Covid 19 on campus or in the local community.

Students will be able to access HASU events by showing proof of a double vaccination OR by showing proof of a negative test within 48 hours.

It should be noted that should the “Covid Passport” requirement for nightclubs and crowded spaces be reintroduced by the government at any stage the union could be required to implement those measures immediately.

So, here is the breakdown of what the SU will look like moving forward. We’d encourage everyone to follow all sensible precautions to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Welcome Week

First years will be able to attend Welcome Week activities if they can show proof of double vaccination OR proof of a negative nest 48 hours prior to the event. This week remains for first-years only. 

Freshers Ball

Despite the recent change in government restrictions, our Freshers Ball is still unable to take place as we do not have the ability to organise a large event of this scale on such short notice. We understand this is devasting news for you, especially to those of you who have never experience a ball at Harper Adams, however, we do have some very special events lined up from Mid October including our famous Big Weekend!

HASU Bar

Our Main bar will be the base of all our large-scale events throughout the year and is subject to government rules relating to nightclubs and other crowded events. Following the most recent government guidelines and the university's most recent guidelines, students will be able to enter our venue by showing proof of double vaccination OR proof of a negative Covid-19 test 48 hours prior to the event. 

In addition to this, following Welcome Week we will be able to mix year groups in the bar, operating at a slightly reduced capacity for the first couple of weeks, following the Return To Campus plan by the university. As life on campus returns to normal we’ll be able to increase the capacity in the bar. 

The Welly Inn

The Welly Inn is a smaller venue than our main bar and is currently subjected to fewer government restrictions. We’ll still have to put in place measures to ensure everyone is safe and comfortable and these measures may relax and tighten in line with the need on campus. But we’ll be running a host of fun social activities throughout the first term.

Sports and Socs

We are pleased to say that all of our sports and societies clubs are able to run this year and we look forward to introducing these too you at our Freshers Fair (Saturday 2nd Oct). We will be keeping an eye on the national governing body rules that surround sports and societies and will inform you of any changes that may be made. It’s likely that we’ll ask club committees and coaches to collect details of attendees so that we can contact people in the event of a Covid outbreak on campus.

All of the above restrictions are subject to change as the government rules change. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us; studentsunion@harper-adams.ac.uk

If at any point during the term you start to feel unwell and show any symptoms of Covid-19, please stay in your accommodation and arrange to take a Covid test as soon as possible. Don’t forget you can contact Harper Adams Covid Hotline for more advice: 01952815215

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