Be Covid-Safe


We all need to continue to act safely and responsibly during these unusual times and follow the government and university guidance. We're proud of how our university community continues to work together and look out for each other to help keep everyone safe.

We keep our university guidance, Covid-Safe Arrangements and our Covid-Safe Charter under review and updated to reflect changes in government guidance.  You can see the guidance issued by government at

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

Everyone must continue to act safely and responsibly and follow the university guidance.

Face coverings are required in our buildings and vehicles*

We require all staff and students to wear a face covering inside our buildings and vehicles, unless you are exempt. This includes but is not limited to classrooms, lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, workshops, offices, cafeterias, corridors and circulation spaces, etc.

You can find further details about wearing of face coverings on the Government face coverings webpage.  Please remember, as research has shown, face coverings become less effective when damp, so therefore you should carry sufficient changes of face covering.

* Details of exceptions are set out in our guidance. If you are exempt from wearing a face covering by displaying/wearing 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.

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.