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A message from our Vice-Chancellor on keeping covid-safe

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Professor Jane Harrington shares the steps being taken to keep our students, staff and local communities safe.

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and our staff continues to be my top priority.

We continue to follow the latest government guidance and we have also taken the following steps:

  • NHS pop-up vaccination clinics have run at all three of our campuses and we are also offering students incentives to encourage take-up
  • We continue to host Greenwich and Medway Council community test sites and to provide the opportunity for students and staff to collect home testing kits (we’ve put home test kits in all the bedrooms in our halls)
  • We have updated our Covid-Safe guidance to be clear about our expectations that face coverings are required on university buses and that it’s our strong recommendation that they continue to be worn inside our buildings, unless exemptions apply.
  • We’ve also updated our Covid Safe Charter to reflect our guidance. This sets out the behaviours that we expect of students and staff and is linked to our Covid student disciplinary procedure which has also been updated.
  • We’re continuing to provide sanitiser stations across our campuses and at entrances to buildings and retaining signage to encourage responsible behaviours.

Supporting our students

Our students really are at the heart of everything we do here and my team and I are working to ensure that students joining us this term, and those returning, have opportunities to enjoy the full university experience.

All new students have been contacted individually to check on their wellbeing and to ensure they have the support they need.

We will continue to closely monitor government guidance and regional covid rates. Should we need to adjust our current approach to teaching and learning we are confident we can make this transition quickly and smoothly.

Professor Jane Harrington, Vice-Chancellor