How we are keeping you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?
When you are able to join us on campus you will be issued with a safety pack containing a thermometer, a reusable and washable face covering and a refillable hand sanitiser bottle, together with instructions on how to use them. You will be able to refill the personal hand sanitisers, free of charge, from the many hand sanitiser dispenser units across campus.
Our priority is to make sure we're maintaining the highest level of campus safety, so we’ve put in place targeted cleaning measures and Covid-19 regulations across all our facilities, computer clusters and catering outlets. Extensive safety measures can be seen across campus, for example screens and barriers will be installed where required to support physical distancing, wipes and hand sanitiser will be available at various locations across campus. We will have an early warning system to detect potential Covid-19 outbreaks in the University community.
We will be asking all students and staff to closely monitor for symptoms of Covid-19 including checking your temperature if you think it’s high. If symptoms are apparent you will be able to report this via the student app and the data received will be analysed to try and identify trends that may point to an outbreak in the University community.
In all teaching environments whether that be in a teaching room or any other room where teaching is conducted e.g. teaching laboratories, the wearing of a face mask will be mandatory (there will be exceptions where there is a medical reason), and maintaining of a minimum 2m physical distance.
We’re also introducing a one-way system on campus and in our buildings and, for the first few weeks of term, volunteers will be on hand to answer any queries you might have about moving around campus safely and being safe at university.
You should let us know as soon as possible if you are having to self-isolate by completing this online form.
If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day (Monday-Friday) – call us:
- Between 10am and 4pm (Monday - Friday) and 11am - 2pm (Saturday and Sunday) call the COVID Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101
Outside of these hours call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7)