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Respect each other's space
Keeping our community safe
- To ensure that we can deliver a safe teaching, learning, research and work environment, our staff, students and visitors are required to wear face coverings if they can. This includes when moving around in buildings and during face-to-face teaching. Read our face covering policy for more information.
- It’s important that we know how to identify Covid-19 symptoms, how to report them if we're experiencing them, and when and how to self-isolate. Read our quick guide for students to find out more.
- We've introduced pre-bookable study spaces within Bill Bryson Library to enable our students to attend timetabled online learning sessions from a central location on campus. Visit our News page to find out more.
Last updated: 14/10/2021
Created: June 2021
Please see below for FAQs added or updated week commencing 6 September 2021
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To minimise the risk of infection, we clean as we go, paying particular attention to regularly touched surfaces including:
Desks and surfaces
Respect each other’s space
In light of the robust Risk Assessment approach that has been undertaken across the institution, our internal spaces will continue to operate within our Covid-secure capacities and some one-way systems will remain in place to aid flow through buildings.
Our Covid-secure capacities are based on ventilation and air quality, and enable us to be considerate of everyone in our community and respect each other’s space.
for more information on limiting close contact with others.
Sanitise our hands
We wash our hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day. Hand sanitisation stations are available on campus for staff, students and visitors.
For more guidance on effective hand sanitisation, visit gov.uk
We test twice weekly to help minimise Covid-19 transmission within our University community. Even if you’re fully vaccinated, there’s still a chance you can transmit the virus.
Testing at University facilities is free, quick and easy and, you will get your results via email within two hours.
Ventilate our spaces
We have procedures in place to assess ventilation levels in internal spaces on campus. All centrally bookable teaching spaces have been assessed in order to establish Covid-secure room capacities.
We have installed Air Quality Monitors (AQM) in rooms with natural ventilation to enable colleagues to monitor CO2 levels to provide suitable air quality and thermal comfort as far as is possible. Portable AQMs have also been made available.
Wear our face coverings
To ensure that we are able to deliver a safe teaching, learning, research and work environment, and maximise the amount of on-campus interaction, our staff, students and visitors wear face coverings if they can.
This includes when moving around in buildings and during face-to-face teaching, with the exception of where reasonable adjustments are required to ensure the wellbeing and inclusion of all.
Our face coverings policy provides details of alternative measures available to support those who may be impacted by others wearing face coverings, for example, those who rely on lip-reading.
Covid-19 Incident Control Centre
The Covid-19 Incident Control Centre (ICC) is operating 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 5pm at weekends.
The ICC can be contacted in the event of an incident by email
or on 0191 334 0000. Outside of these hours, the telephone will be answered by Security.
To report a Covid-19 breach, call 101 to speak to the local police.
Research and Collaboration
Updated: 15th October 2021