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.

Face coverings

We all have a personal responsibility to help keep ourselves and our wider community safe. Face coverings are mandatory in education settings, and this includes all University buildings and shops on campus. 

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 are available from Student Services in the Alsop building or can be purchased from Hidden Disabilities.

If you are not wearing a face covering or a lanyard, a member of staff may ask you to do so in the interests of protecting you, your fellow students and staff. Unless you are medically exempt, please respect this directive and remember that all of our staff and students have the right to work in a positive environment.


If you are regularly working or studying on campus you are required to take regular quick-results lateral flow tests. Students and staff who are on campus each week will need to access two ‘no symptoms’ lateral flow tests (approximately every three days). You can collect home test kits, or use one of the SMART testing facilities in the city. Both of these testing options are free.

Please keep all the text messages and emails you receive from the NHS as a record of testing. We also expect you to download the NHS App and the details of your tests will be recorded in your Covid Pass. If you live in Wales please download your pass from the NHS website, here. Further information can also be found on the Welsh Government webpages.

If you are identified as a close contact of a positive case, even if you don’t have symptoms, you are advised to do daily rapid lateral flow tests (1 a day for 7 days), if you’re fully vaccinated, to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 - find out more about daily testing on GOV.UK

Social distancing

Social distancing is an important way in which we can reduce the risk of infection transmission within our community. Make sure you adhere to rules set out for physical teaching sessions and laboratories and try to maintain a suitable distance from others in indoor spaces.


Self-isolate straight away and get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these three symptoms of COVID-19:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

In addition to these three main symptoms it may help to be aware of reported additional symptoms associated with COVID-19. If you develop any of these symptoms, please take the appropriate precautions by isolating and booking a test.

You can book a PCR test at our on-campus test site or via the Government webpages. If your test is positive you should continue to self-isolate in line with NHS guidance

Further information about self-isolation.


All adults in the UK are now eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination, and we encourage everyone in our community to accept a vaccination if offered one or book directly on the NHS website.

Some temporary pop-up clinics are available in Liverpool. There is no need to book for these sessions. Details of all drop-in sessions in can be found on the CCG website.

Please note, international students studying in the UK are eligible for the vaccine while in the country. Please remember that you need to be registered with a GP before you can book a vaccination, or any medical treatment, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible if you haven’t already, to avoid potential delays.

You can find out more about vaccinations available for students on our webpages.

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