Keeping Covid-Safe on our campuses


The University’s Covid Safe Planning Guidance has been updated and renamed “Infection Control Guidance”. Below is a summary of key changes.

The amended guidance in full can be found here.

Infection Control Guidance

Below is a summary of key points:

  • If you test positive - staff, students and contractors should inform the university if they test positive for Covid-19 or develop the symptoms of a respiratory infection / infectious illness. Those who are positive or symptomatic are expected to stay at home in line with government guidance.
  • We will continue to promote sensible behaviour - i.e. getting vaccinated, keeping a distance from others, practicing good hygiene and not attending campus if you have symptoms.
  • The arrangements for cleaning and ventilation remain unchanged. As does the expectation that all staff / students will make use of the wipes and sanitising sprays/stations provided.

What has changed

  • Wearing of face coverings is currently a personal choice. However, the University strongly encourages masks within indoor settings should case numbers rise again, or a risk assessment identifies a need.
  • The 2m separation between the lecturer and the class in teaching spaces will be removed, to reflect planning on classroom layouts for 2022/23;
  • The Covid Safe Charter has been withdrawn, in line with the focus on infection control measures that are not specific to Covid-19.