Keeping safe 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.
There are a range of measures to support social distancing across our campuses.
This includes one-way systems in areas of some buildings, limits on the numbers of people at any one time who can access toilets and kitchen areas, and Perspex screens in our receptions. Managers have also put in place rotas to enable shared workspaces to operate at a lower capacity than normal.
Our social distancing guidance provides further information on the measures we’re taking.
Please familiarise yourself with this advice and plan how you will keep safe and minimise risk to yourself and others.
The UK Government mandates that people should wear a face covering in certain situations and environments. In addition, the University is requiring all staff, students and visitors (including contractors) to wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces.
Please remember that some people may be unable to use face coverings because of medical conditions, for example. These staff will be able to use a special lanyard to show that they are exempt from the requirement. They may also choose to wear a Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard to show their exemption.
Colleagues who require a special lanyard to confirm they are exempt from the University’s Policy on the Use of Face Coverings should speak to their HR Partnering team. The team will run through a short self-declaration process before arranging a time for colleagues to collect their lanyard. Lanyards will be available by appointment from the foyer on the ground floor of the Rutland Building for the Loughborough campus or from Chris Euden, Operations Director, at the London campus.
Cleaning and hygiene
Our cleaning regimes have been modified to focus on high-frequency touch areas such as bannisters and door handles.
Colleagues are also asked to wipe these areas themselves regularly during working days if they are on campus. Soap and water remain an effective way of cleaning surfaces. Wipes have been provided in office spaces for regularly used equipment like printers.
Washing your hands thoroughly is one of the primary ways of stopping the transmission of Covid-19. You should wash your hands frequently using soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time, throughout the day. There are also alcohol-based hand sanitisers located across our campuses.
If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, throw it in the bin and then immediately wash your hands.