Safety: rules, restrictions and guidance
To keep our community safe, we all have a role to play. It is our social responsibility to help stop the spread of Covid-19.
At all times, please continue to follow the latest government guidelines on coronavirus.
Your safety remains our priority, so we’re continuing to take precautions in the new academic year.
- Wear a face covering in all communal indoor settings where you are in close proximity to other people. This is expected of all staff and students unless exempt.
- Take two rapid lateral flow Covid-19 tests per week
- Wash your hands regularly
- If you feel unwell, stay at home
If you experience any Covid-19 symptoms: Self-isolate, book a test, and inform the University.
Collect a face covering on campus
Face coverings are available at reception points:
- The Arts Tower
- Bartolome House
- The Dainton Building
- The Dental School
- The Diamond
- Firth Court
- Hatfield Building
- Hicks Building
- Jessop West
- Medical School
- North Campus
- Portobello Centre
- Sam Fox House
- Sir Frederick Mappin Building
- Students’ Union
- The Octagon Centre
- Velocity Village/Solly Street
- Western Bank Library
- 9 Mappin Street
Continue to follow government guidelines on safety to minimise the risk of transmission wherever you may be.
- You must wear a face covering in shops and on all public transport, including taxis and private hire vehicles
- You should meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
Students: Respect our code of conduct. Where necessary, the University will take action, including potential disciplinary action to protect the city-wide and University communities.
NHS Test and Trace
If you are told by NHS Test and Trace that you've been in contact with a person who has coronavirus, you must self-isolate for 10 days (unless you are not required to self-isolate – see updates on self-isolation rules).
If you have been told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace but you are not displaying symptoms, other people in your household do not need to isolate – but you must avoid close contact with them.
You must complete the form when you begin self-isolating, even if you have no symptoms. (For example, if you have been identified as a contact and asked to self-isolate by NHS track and trace or if someone in your household has symptoms and is awaiting test results.) If you develop symptoms while self-isolating, please complete the form again.
Staff: notify your line manager as soon as possible.
Full step-by-step guidance for individuals, line managers and faculties/departments can be found on our managing a suspected or confirmed case of Covid-19 protocol.
Staff and students are strongly advised to take regular lateral flow device tests by booking a slot at our on campus covid-19 test centre, collecting a test kit from sites across campus or ordering testing kits to be delivered to your home.
The testing centre is for staff and students who are not showing any Covid-19 symptoms. If you develop symptoms of Covid-19, self-isolate, book an NHS test and inform the University. Don't book a test if you have received a positive Covid-19 test result in the last 90 days.
Support – get in touch
Our extensive range of support services for students are all available online.