Keeping safe and healthy

Because of Covid-19, we’ve had to make some changes to the way in which some aspects of life at the University operate. The measures and procedures we have in place help everyone to feel safe on our campus.

Safety measures on the campus

You’ll see lots of signs around campus and in our buildings when you arrive. These will help to guide you around and keep you socially-distanced from others.

  • There are limits on the numbers of people who can use some of our toilets, kitchens and other shared areas at any one time.
  • Some work areas in labs and seats in lecture/seminar rooms and study spaces will have ‘do not use’ signs to ensure you can stay far enough apart from the person next to you.
  • You might need to wipe down any shared equipment, such as keyboards in study areas or equipment in the gym, both before and after you use it.
  • There are Perspex screens and social distance markers on the floor in some receptions, food and drink outlets, and shops.

Looking after yourself and others

Alongside the measures we’re putting in place, you have a part to play too in making sure our campus remains as safe as possible for everyone.

  • Wear a face covering when required. We will ask you to wear them when moving around buildings. You will be encouraged but not required to wear face coverings when you’re sitting in lectures or working in study spaces.
  • Respect social distancing. There will be some social distancing measures in place around the campus, such as Perspex screens at reception points. Please try to maintain at least 2m distance from others in shared spaces on campus, such as shops and cafes.
  • Wash your hands using soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time, frequently throughout the day. There are also alcohol-based hand sanitisers located across the campus. If you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, throw it in the bin and immediately wash or sanitise your hands.
  • Register with a GP. With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, it’s even more important than usual for you to be able to access medical services when you need them. Registering at the Medical Centre on campus will give you access to all NHS services to support you during your time in Loughborough studying.
  • Get vaccinated. We’d strongly advise you get both doses of the Covid vaccine as soon as you can, and that you also get the MenACWY vaccine, if you haven’t already had it - this protects against serious infections like meningitis.
  • Be considerate and kind. We want everyone to feel as safe as possible, both on our campus and in the town – so let’s work together, follow the rules and support one another to make that happen. Please remember that some students, staff and visitors to the University may have health issues or needs that may not be immediately obvious and could make wearing a face covering or maintaining social distancing more difficult for them.

And if you’re feeling at all worried or anxious about the pandemic, or anything else, our Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity service should be your first port of call.

If you get ill

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should book a test, self-isolate in line with the NHS guidance and contact the University's Connect and Protect service. See What if I have symptoms of Covid-19.

If you live in University-managed hall accommodation and you have Covid-19 symptoms or are asked to self-isolate as one of your flat mates is ill, we’ll support you throughout your period of self-isolation. You’ll be able to stay in your flat and we’ll provide you with access to food and drink, and help you get any medicines you may require.