Working safely on campus

Stay safe and protect others across our community.

We want everyone on our campuses to feel safe whatever they are doing. The University is committed to ensuring that you can stay as safe as possible, and you have a part to play too. Respect our social distancing requirements. Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently. Wear a face covering when required. To protect yourself and others we all have a responsibility to minimise the opportunity for the virus to spread.

We should all feel comfortable to politely challenge anyone that is behaving irresponsibly - it’s okay to say if it’s not okay. But please be courteous and considerate to others at all times. Remember that some members of our community may have specific health issues or needs that may not be immediately obvious and this could make wearing a face covering and social distancing more difficult for them.

If you have any concerns about returning to work, please refer to the Covid-19 vulnerability self-assessment tool

Back to campus - information for staff

The University's Head of Health and Safety demonstrates the systems and protocols put in place to reduce risk as more people return to working on campus.

What if I have symptoms of Covid-19

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should self-isolate in line with the NHS guidance. Your housemates will also need to self-isolate too as outlined by the NHS.

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

If you have any of the main symptoms, you should get a test to confirm whether you have Covid-19 and inform the University through Connect and Protect.

More information

NHS Test and Trace app

Test and Trace is a national app that is helping the NHS to understand where and how quickly the Covid-19 virus is spreading, so that it can respond quickly and effectively.

The app allows you to report symptoms and order a Covid-19 test.

It also helps to trace app users who have spent time near other app users who later test positive for Covid-19.

Some venues in England – including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes – are now legally required to record who is visiting there to support the test and trace effort. These venues will all display a QR code, which allows anyone who has the Test and Trace app to easily register their visit. Test and Trace QR codes are located in relevant buildings on campus.

To download the app, search for NHSCOVID-19 in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Find out more (PDF) How to check in at a venue using a QR code (PDF)