COVID-19 update

If you are a Brighton student or you are thinking about studying here you may have questions or concerns about COVID-19. We can help – call our helpline on 01273 641234, read our advice or take a look at our FAQs. Lines are open Monday–Friday, 10am–12pm and 1–3pm.

Find out how we are helping with the wider civic response to dealing with the pandemic.

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Vitamin D vital for healthy immune system

Scientists have dismissed reports that high doses of Vitamin D can protect people from COVID-19 but have emphasised maintaining a healthy level in the body.

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Brighton involved in global clinical trial to trial malaria drug’s impact on coronavirus

Martin Llewelyn, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Brighton and Sussex Medical School is helping to lead the UK arm of the study.

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Drug treatment for COVID-19 could come before vaccine

The university's Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice Ravina Barrett believes existing drugs could help tackle coronavirus but warns there’s no ‘magic bullet’.

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COVID-19 university FAQs

Frequently asked questions for our students and their supporters on the university’s response to COVID-19.