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Keeping safe on campus

Your safety and wellbeing is our priority and we have put in place a range of specific measures to ensure you are safe on campus while restrictions are in place. 

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We're working to government and Public Health England advice and considering the needs of the more vulnerable members of our community as part of the process. 

What are we doing? 

  • We’re following social distancing guidelines across the whole campus, including teaching and social spaces 

That means: 

  • Maintaining 2m distances at all times 

  • Spacing out seating and reducing class sizes 

  • Changing the way you enter and exit rooms 

  • Creating one-way routes along stairs and corridors 

  • Restricting lifts to one person at a time 

  • Designing campus circulation plans to manage flows of people and to avoid crowds – this includes a ‘keep left’ policy in place at all times 

  • Designating new entry and exit points to buildings 

  • Signage is in place on campus and in buildings to remind you of our social distancing guidelines, point you in the direction of support and highlight the need for regular handwashing 

  • All our buildings are being thoroughly cleaned for your return and we’re increasing cleaning operations – starting at 5am each morning and then throughout the day 

  • Toilets will be checked and restocked throughout the day, and we’ll manage the way they are used to maintain social distancing 

  • Hand sanitiser stations have been put in place outside every toilet and at every building entrance. We’ll be using removable keyboard covers in our labs and the Library and providing wipes for these to be cleaned during the day 

  • Service points in the Library and our shops, cafes and restaurants will have Perspex screens in place, and we’ll be using cashless payments as a rule 

  • In line with current government guidance, face coverings will need to be worn in our shops, cafes and restaurants and can be worn at any other time on campus – and we’ll be providing two reusable face covers for every student on your return 

  • Anyone who shows symptoms of Covid-19 will be supported to self-isolate and students who need to quarantine on their return will be able to do so in self-contained flats – and we’ll make sure you get the support you need until you can move into your permanent room 

  • We’re planning for a range of scenarios to ensure your safety – whether that’s further restrictions or a second wave 

  • Supporting vulnerable members of our community, including BAME students .