Although Covid the majority of Covid restrictions have been lifted across the UK, there are still a few restrictions in place and things you can do to protect yourself and others and help stop the spread of Covid on and around campus. Below details the different ways you can ensure you are covid safe.
Covid: Four ways to stop the spread
- Wear a face covering in busy indoor areas; in areas where face coverings are still required this will be indicated by signage.
- Be considerate of others who wish to maintain a distance and reduce close contacts.
- Follow good personal hygiene practices, regularly washing or sanitising your hands, catching coughs and sneezes in tissues, and avoid touching your face with unclean hands.
- Get double vaccinated and save lives. You can book your vaccine through the NHS website or by calling 119.
Stay up to date on the latest guidelines and support through the Gov.uk website.
You should wear a face covering in all teaching and learning settings, unless you are exempt. This includes in all libraries, teaching rooms, lecture theatres, and indoors in corridors and communal spaces as you are moving about. Face coverings do not need to be worn when outdoors.
Although not compulsory it is strongly advised to get your Covid vaccination or booster jab to protect yourself and others. Everyone aged 18 and over is now able to book their Covid vaccine, it is very important to ensure you are registered with a GP surgery near the University. International students can also receive their Covid vaccine by registering with a GP (doctor) when you arrive in the UK. More information can be found on our FAQs for international students.
Wherever you are in the UK you can book a vaccination appointment via the NHS website.
Test, Trace and Protect
The University's Test, Trace and Protect process complements those by NHS and Public Health England. It includes a proactive programme of identifying and contacting anyone who might have come into ‘close contact’ with a confirmed case of Covid-19 on campus. If you have received a positive test for Covid-19 you will also need to let us know using the Covid-19 reporting form.
If you need support or are worried about a friend then please visit the Your Wellbeing section of the intranet for more information on what support is available to you.
All the latest university advice for students can be found on our Covid-19 FAQs page. The latest official information and advice from Government for Covid-19 can be found on the Gov.uk website.