Your responsibilities on campus

Each and every one of us has a responsibility to keep each other safe whilst we are on campus.

We have worked hard to make sure our campus is COVID-secure, but all those studying or working on campus must also take personal responsibility to help prevent infection. 

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Wash your hands regularly 

Make sure to wash your hands regularly to prevent infection spread - in particular wash your hands upon entering a building. 

Face coverings

It is mandatory to wear a face covering on campus (unless exempt), including during teaching sessions and when you move from one location to another. Additionally, while visors can continue to be worn in conjunction with face coverings, they should now not be worn as a sole means of protection.

We will provide all staff and students with two free, washable face coverings and you will find disposable face masks available within buildings if you need them.

Collect face coverings from receptions areas at:

  • Liverpool Guild of Students
  • Sports Centre
  • Electrical Engineering & Electronics (EEE)
  • Life Sciences

If you cannot wear a face covering, we encourage you to wear a sunflower lanyard so that others are aware you are exempt from wearing one. Lanyards will be available to collect from Student Support for both staff and students. If you are a student simply email to arrange to collect one. Staff will need to email

You can also purchase a lanyard before you arrive on campus from Hidden Disabilities. They also offer a range of information cards you can use to inform others about any access needs you may have.

Social distancing 

Social distancing is an important way in which we can reduce the risk of infection transmission within our community. Make sure you follow one-way walking routes around campus and adhere to new rules set out for physical teaching sessions and laboratories.

Get regular tests

If you are regularly working or studying on campus in Liverpool, including in our Halls of Residence, you are now required to take regular quick-results lateral flow tests. Any student or staff member who is on campus for three or more days in any week (Monday to Sunday) will need to access two ‘no symptoms’ lateral flow tests (approximately every three days). For those who attend campus for one or two days in any week (Monday to Sunday) they must access at least one ‘no symptoms’ lateral flow tests every seven days, aiming for two where circumstances allow. 

This can be done using the University’s on-campus asymptomatic testing service (details can be found here), collecting home test kits (details here), or using one of the SMART testing facilities in the city (details here). Please keep all the text messages and emails you receive from the NHS as a record of testing. 

If you have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, it is vitally important that you obtain a test and isolate until the result is known. Tests for people with symptoms of COVID-19 can be booked here.

Record contact with others

Try to get into the habit of keeping a list of everyone you have been in close contact with. This will be really important for containing the spread of the virus if you test positive for COVID-19.

contact is defined as:

  • A person who has been coughed on within one metre by someone else
  • A person who has had skin-to-skin physical contact with someone else
  • A person who has had face-to-face contact with someone less than one metre away (this will include times where you have worn a face covering or a face mask)
  • A person who has been within two metres of someone for more than 15 minutes (either as a one-off contact, or added up together over one day)
  • A person who has travelled in a car or other small vehicle with someone (even on a short journey) or been close to them on a plane

Record your location

If you are a student, it’s also important that you keep your location details on the Personal Information Portlet in Liverpool Life up to date. This will help us to plan the provision of services and understand when you have moved into your term-time address.

Remember that attitudes to COVID safety can vary from person to person. Some members of our community have higher levels of risk from COVID-19 than others so it is important to be respectful and take the necessary precautions to ensure everybody’s safety.

If you are concerned that someone isn’t behaving in a COVID-safe manner and you feel able to challenge them then you should do so respectfully. If you feel unable to challenge them, or if you are not happy with their response, please email and one of our advisers will contact you. If you are concerned about physical safety measures on campus please inform the relevant Building Manager on site or contact our Facilities Management Team.

COVID-19 symptom monitoring with Evergreen Life

Please download our dedicated University version of the Evergreen Life app to help monitor yourself for COVID-19 symptoms.

Limit contact with others

Although a number of essential services are available on campus, you should minimise contact with people outside of your household or support bubble and therefore only use physical facilities when it is absolutely necessary. Our libraries and other student services offer a wide range of services online, which will help you to avoid unnecessary travel.

By following these basic steps, we will significantly reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the whole University community while making a positive contribution to the wider efforts across the country to bring rates of infection down. Following this guidance, along with the roll-out of the new vaccines, is crucial to reaching a stage where case numbers are significantly lower and national restrictions can be reduced.

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