The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a number of closures with resultant Health and Safety risk precautions needing to be applied.
The Coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a number of property closures with resultant Property risk precautions needing to be applied.
The FCO have now issued unprecedented advice to travellers currently overseas
Here are the latest Frequently Asked Questions regarding UMAL's Travel Cover and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak.
As the situation concerning the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to develop, UMAL is taking action in response to UK Government advice and to protect our members and staff.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) now advises against all travel to Hubei Province due to the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak. Their advice is that if you are in this area and able to leave, you should do so - https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/china
Since the turn of the year, there have been several cases of Novel Coronavirus confirmed in China and these have now spread to other nearby countries, including Japan, Thailand and South Korea. At the time of writing, there have been over 200 confirmed cases, and at least 4 deaths.
Events in Hong Kong have escalated in the last few days, particularly in and around local University campuses, resulting in a number of local institutions where our Members have students placed, closing.
In response to the recent clashes around universities in Hong Kong, UMAL’s security and travel assistance provider, Drum Cussac, have published an update to their University Protests Situation Report.
If a fire, flood or other emergency damages your buildings, your top priority is to minimise disruption for your students.