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Guidance for staff

Updated 15 December 2021

Staying COVID safe

The best way to stay safe is to get vaccinated and take up your booster jab. This is now open to everyone over 18 years old.

It is essential that we all do everything we can to reduce the risk of spreading infection. So, whether you are working on campus or from home, our advice to staff and students continues to be:

  • Get vaccinated - We encourage all staff and students to get vaccinated as soon as you can, and to get your booster. Vaccinated people are much less likely to get serious COVID-19 or be admitted to hospital, and there is growing evidence that vaccinated people are much less likely to pass the virus to others.
  • Get tested - Take a regular lateral flow test, at least twice a week. You should not come on to the campus if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. Please follow NHS isolation guidance and arrange for a PCR test. If you test positive, you MUST self-isolate and let us know through your line manager and our website.
  • Wear a mask - Face coverings are mandatory on campus and are a legal requirement in some public spaces including public transport and shops. Please continue to wear your face coverings if you are able to do so. Keep using the hand sanitiser provided and wash your hands frequently.
  • Try to reduce your social interactions  - All work-related social events on campus including Christmas parties have been cancelled and we strongly advise against having work-related social events off-campus.

You can also watch our video, which details all the measures you can take and gives a summary of how COVID-19 risk transmission will be risk assessed locally:

Find out more

Please bear with your line manager if they are not able to provide all the answers to your questions straight away. Take a look at our frequently asked questions on campus management which are regularly updated taking into account the latest government advice and University decisions.