Guidance on wearing face coverings on campus
23 Sep 2020
Make sure you are aware of when and where to wear a face covering, and what types are suitable
We have published FAQs on the use of face coverings on campus as part of our measures to help keep each other safe.
Face covering is predominantly intended to minimise the onward transmission of virus via droplets and aerosols by asymptomatic individualsin the workplace as they cover the nose and mouth.Theseare the main sources of direct transmission of the virus. Their use also reduces the risk of contamination of surfaces by droplets.
A face covering is mandatory within any indoor settings. Some staff and students may be exempt from wearing face coverings on health or disability grounds. Indoor settings are communal areas, such as foyers, corridors, stairs, toilets, kitchens and circulation spaces in shared offices.
If working in an office setting, you can remove your face covering whilst seated at your desk, so long as you can maintain two metre social distance from others.
It is not required outdoors but you are encouraged to wear one if you have one.