Be Covid-Safe


We all need to act safely and responsibly during these unusual times. We're proud of our university community and how we look out for each other, and we know that by working together and looking out for each other to help keep us all safe.

We have updated our university guidance and Covid-Safe Arrangements following the lifting of restrictions and changes in government guidance on 19 July. The government advise we should all stay cautious to protect ourselves and others.  You can read a summary of the updated guidance which is published on Student News and sent to all students.

Everyone must continue to act safely and responsibly and follow the university guidance.  We will review our Covid-Safe Charter to reflect the government’s guidance on personal responsibility.

Please continue to wear a face covering in our buildings*

Our expectation and strong recommendation is that face coverings should continue to be worn inside our buildings. This is consistent with the government’s recommendation that face coverings should be worn in crowded indoor spaces. There are some exceptions which are set out in our guidance, for example you can remove your face covering when seated at a workstation and you are 2m or more away from other people.

Please ensure your face covering covers both your mouth and your nose.

Please continue to wear a face covering on university buses*

In line with TfL’s approach, you are still required to wear face coverings on our university buses.

* If you are exempt from wearing a face covering, please wear an exemption badge or lanyard. You can download and wear the government's face covering exemption badge. If you can't download the badge, you can pick one up from any of our Student Centres.

Be Covid-Safe: FAQs

Covid testing

Covid-19 Vaccination

It remains important to get tested regularly

Staff and students who are on campus should get a Covid-19 Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test twice a week with 3-4 days between tests. Where possible, you should test yourself using a home test kit before coming to campus.  You can see details on our Covid-testing arrangements on our campuses page.

It’s also important to continue to report Covid

If you test positive, experience the symptoms of Covid-19 or need to self-isolate for any reason, you must let the university know as soon as possible. This will allow us to take swift action to minimise the risk to others and follow the strict procedures in place.

You can do this using the online form on the Covid-Safe Arrangements page.

Support is available for you

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff continues to be our priority and support is available for you. You can find details of the Student Wellbeing Service and the Students' Union Advice Service on our website.

More information

The articles below provide more information on how you can help keep everyone Covid-Safe, as well as further details on the university's Covid-Safe Arrangements.

Keep everyone safe by staying Covid-Safe.