BOURNEMOUTH University is reviewing its plans for on-campus education following a request from the Government to limit face-to-face teaching.

The majority of students are set to see the semester restart on Monday, January 11, with plans already in place for teaching to be online.

Those on health and social care programmes, which resume on Monday, January 4, can return to campus or their placement, the university has confirmed.

Students will be allowed to travel out of or into a Tier 4 area to return to BU.

A statement from Chief Operating Officer Jim Stewart said: "Our campuses will remain open, although there may be changes to some building opening hours. SportBU will not be able to open at this time, but the libraries, open access centres and Student Centre will be open for you to use, and there will be limited access also to the Fusion Building. Please check the latest information on the website before coming on to campus.

"Yesterday, the Government again highlighted the importance of getting tested when you return to campus. You can find out more about the test site at Talbot Campus and how to book a test on our website and we would strongly encourage you to book your appointment as soon as you can."

Any students travelling by public transport have been asked to follow the guidance and anyone with community mass testing available where they have spent the Christmas break has been asked to consider getting tested before they travel.

As reported, both BU and AUB offered free tests to students before they travelled home for the festive period.

Testing for the universities' communities is taking place again between January 4 and February 8, Monday to Saturday, with advice being to book two tests within three to five days of each other.