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Guidance for staff

Updated 20 September 2021

As we continue to return to campus and our students join us, there are key points and guidance to protect our University community.

It's important that we follow guidance on reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

  • Face coverings - it is strongly recommended that you wear a face covering whilst moving around indoors on campus. It is expected that face coverings will be worn in lecture theatres and large teaching spaces. In other areas they may be required if indicated by local risk assessment. There will be clear signage in areas where they are required by a risk assessment. Face coverings are available in numerous places across campus and will be made available in all teaching spaces. Schools will be given transparent face masks that they can distribute for staff to wear during teaching.
  • Testing - you are encouraged to take regular lateral flow tests and these are available to collect from our FoodOnCampus outlets. 
  • Vaccination is the most helpful measure to reduce the impact of COVID on our community. As we return to campus in greater numbers, we will continue to encourage vaccination, and we have pop up vaccination centres on campus for the start of term.

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

Bringing colleagues back to work on campus is a complex process and whilst leaders and managers are doing everything they can to make this as smooth as possible this is a very new situation for all of us.

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.

Share your story

Some of our colleagues who have already returned to work on campus or have been working on campus during lockdown, have shared their stories and experiences to give you an insight into life on campus:


If you’d like to share your story about returning to campus contact