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.
- keep a safe distance from others and follow campus signage
- wash your hands often throughout the day and make use of hand washing facilities and sanitisers on campus.
- allow plenty of time to make it to any scheduled teaching
Cases of Covid-19 remain high. Continue to follow government guidelines on safety to minimise the risk of transmission wherever you may be.
- Limit the close contact you have with people you don't usually live with, and increase close contact gradually. This includes minimising the number, proximity and duration of social contacts.
- You should meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
- The government expects and recommends that people wear face coverings in crowded areas such as public transport.
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.
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.
If someone in your household displays symptoms, or receives a positive test result for Covid-19, all other members of your household should stay at home for 10 days (whether they have symptoms or not).
The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the household became ill or – if they do not have symptoms – from the day their test was taken.
Inform the University if you are self-isolating for this reason.
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.
We’re offering free tests for staff and students using lateral flow testing kits, which provide results within 24 hours. In addition, staff and students can collect self-test kits at various sites across campus. Continue to follow government guidance to minimise the risk of transmission wherever you may be.
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.