Post Firebreak Announcement

Details of our services and activities after the 9th November

A huge thank you to all students for following the stricter firebreak rules over the past two weeks, your actions are keeping yourselves, each other and the wider community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. We know it’s not been easy and we have missed delivering our physical activities for you to take part in.

The Welsh Government have confirmed the regulations that will be in place after the Firebreak period. This means, we are now in a position to resume some Students’ Union activity.

From Monday 9th November, the following changes to Students’ Union activity will commence:

Commercial Services:

  • The Taf will reopen its doors and will now open from 4pm on weekdays. You can book a table here.
    • There are changes to Welsh Government guidance on who you’re able to attend pubs with with, this now allows 4 people from any household to meet inside. Please read the guidance here to ensure you’re following the rules when attending our venues and other venues across the city.
  • Love Cardiff and the Post Office will reopen. You can shop in store Monday – Friday from 11am. If you’re not able to make it onto campus, you can continue to order from the online store.
  • Many of the ground floor retail units will reopen. You can check the opening times for the shops in the Student Arcade here.

In addition to resuming the above services, we are launching a new day time Study Caffi, to provide you with the space to study from our venues during the day. The Study Caffi will be available Monday to Friday 9am – 3pm, you don’t have to book in advance to attend, but you are required to book in at our Welcome Centre for track and trace purposes. You will be able to feed your brain by ordering food and drink from the CUSU app to be delivered straight to your table.

Student Activities:

The restrictions imposed by Welsh Government during the firebreak led to a suspension of all in person activity for Sports Clubs, Societies and other student activities. Whilst there is still some detail to be released regarding exact regulations, we are hopeful that some student group activity will be permitted to commence once again.

  • Sports Clubs to be able to recommence their "return to play" activities in line with national governing body guidance. This will require all clubs to ensure their risk assessments and operating plans are reviewed in light of any changes, limited to 30 people outdoors and 15 people indoors.
  • For non-sporting groups, we continue to support the return of face to face activity when permitted. We will be engaging with Society Committees and Volunteering project leaders regarding access to Union (or external) spaces.

Student Services:

Our student services remain online, it’s been great to see many of you engaging with them virtually from the comfort of your home. For details on how to access our Student Advice service, register for the Jobshop or attend a virtual skills session, head here.