Last updated: 28 April 2022

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Covid-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to continue to take precautions to ensure the University remains an educational hotspot and Covid coldspot.

Steps that you can take to stay safer and help protect others

All of us can play our part by understanding the situations where risks of transmission are likely to be higher, and taking action to reduce these risks:

  • See the latest Government guidance
  • Get vaccinated and get your booster dose. Over 90% of the University community is vaccinated and this continues to be the key to success in avoiding and minimising illness arising from Covid-19 infection
  • Continue to practice good Covid hygiene, including washing your hands for at least 20 seconds and remembering to 'catch it, bin it, kill it' when necessary
  • You may wish to continue wearing a face covering in busy indoor spaces. In the interests of protecting others, individuals who are experiencing any potential symptoms of a respiratory infection are also encouraged to wear a face covering, especially when they are in close proximity to others. Regularly changing your face covering for a fresh clean one is advised, always ensuring that you dispose of your used face covering safely and appropriately, then washing or sanitising your hands after doing so
  • Let fresh air in if you are indoors. Meeting outdoors is safer
  • Do not attend campus if you test positive for Covid-19 or are feeling unwell with symptoms of a potential respiratory infection
  • Tell your line manager if you are a staff member who tests positive for Covid-19, so that it can be reported. Please also advise your line manager if you are working from home or are off sick/absent from work due to experiencing symptoms of a potential respiratory infection 
  • If you are a student who tests positive for Covid-19 you should report your absence as soon as possible via your SOLE page
  • People with Covid are not legally required to self-isolate, however, guidance recommends that those who test positive stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days. You can return to your normal activities however, after that five-day period and providing you do not have a high temperature. Take a look at the current Government guidance on what to do if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection

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