Things might look a little different, but all the measures which have been introduced are for your safety and that of our University community. We all have a responsibility to make everybody on campus feel safe and welcome.
We have introduced:
- A hybrid teaching and learning model (see the latest update on teaching, including which courses will continue with face-to-face teaching during the 'lockdown' in England)
- Social distancing markers
- Socially distant study space
- A teaching schedule that reduces the volume of students moving around the campus at any one-time
- One-way walking routes
- Increased hygiene and cleaning regimes
- Hand sanitiser stations
- Free COVID-19 testing for staff and students with symptoms (with results within 24 hours)
- Free COVID-19 asymptomatic testing for staff and students (with results within 1 hour)
- Two free, washable face coverings for every student and staff member
- Contactless payments – to buy food and drink, use the sports centre, pay for car parking and printing
- Arrangements for University Halls of Residence with measures to enable social distancing, automatic gates and doors, and ‘quarantine’ support for overseas students
- All buildings assessed and marked as COVID-secure to show that they adhere to national public health guidance
- All buildings where practical are operating with enhanced ventilation measures including window airing and ventilations systems switched to 100% outdoor air.
The safety of staff and students is, as always, our first priority. As such, we all have a personal responsibility to help keep ourselves and our wider community safe. We are therefore maintaining some safety measures on campus, including social distancing and the use of face-coverings in indoor locations, over the summer period. All of these measures will be subject to review and revision as appropriate, in the context of any changes nationally or locally, as we approach the start of the new academic year.
We will continue to keep our staff and students informed as we plan for our return to campus.
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