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.
- Wear a face covering in teaching spaces, meeting rooms and around campus unless exempt.
- 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.
Coronavirus restrictions remain in place.
In shared spaces with people from outside your household, including corridors outside of a flat, you should practise social distancing.
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.
- Practise social distancing with people who you do not live with.
- Walk, cycle or travel by car if you can.
- Wear a face covering on public transport, in shops and supermarkets (unless exempt).
- Recognise others may be shielding or vulnerable and may not be able to wear coverings.
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.
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 have worked closely with public health experts to open a Covid-19 rapid testing facility for our students. The test centre is available on a voluntary basis if you're a University of Sheffield student living in Sheffield with no Covid-19 symptoms.
Support – get in touch
Our extensive range of support services for students are all available online.