Be Covid-Safe (updated 19/5)


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

To reflect the governments move from issuing COVID specific guidance, to more general infection control guidance, the University’s Covid Safe Planning Guidance has been updated and renamed “Infection Control Guidance”.

We will continue to keep you updated - please check the portal and your university email for updates.

This amended guidance can be found here.

Infection Control Guidance

Below is a summary of key points:

  • If you test positive - we are continuing to ask staff, students and contractors to inform us (via the online reporting forms) 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 your 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. This will be further reviewed in advance of 2022/23.

What has changed

  • Wearing of face coverings is currently a personal choice. However, the University will move to strongly encouraging them within our 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  • The Covid Safe Charter and the Covid-19 Student Behavioural Breach Disciplinary Procedure have been withdrawn, in line with the focus on infection control measures that are not specific to Covid-19. As before Covid-19, the staff and student disciplinary procedures provide mechanisms for dealing with non-compliance with health and safety requirements;

Also see:

Covid testing

Covid-19 Vaccination

It still 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 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.