Hygiene and facilities when teaching on campus

Hygiene packs

All staff will receive a personal hygiene pack at the start of term containing hand sanitiser, gloves, a face covering and sanitising wipes. Visors will be provided to all teaching staff. For additional packs, please email ECS-Service@le.ac.uk.

Cleaning, handwashing and personal hygiene

Good personal hygiene and maintaining clean working spaces are essential in minimising the spread of the virus:

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and throw used tissues in the bin. Where possible, lids will be removed from campus bins to reduce contact points. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and frequently, including when you arrive at the University campus, after travelling on public transport, before eating, following toileting and frequently during the day.
  • Use hand sanitiser if you are unable to wash your hands – sanitiser points will be available in University buildings. Hand sanitiser points will be checked throughout the day by the cleaning and portering team, however if you notice stations that need to be refilled, you should make a report to ECS-Service@le.ac.uk.
  • In teaching rooms, wipe down surfaces and equipment before and after you have used them – cleaning materials will be provided as part of a teaching safety pack for all teaching staff delivering sessions. In addition to wipe-down by users, Campus Services have increased the wipe-down schedule for main touch points.

Toilet facilities

Toilets will be available in all buildings that are open, and will be cleaned a minimum of 3 times per day. Toilet facilities in University buildings differ greatly, ranging from single, lockable WCs to larger communal facilities. You should maintain social distancing and always wash your hands after using the toilet, and flush the toilet with the lid closed. All facilities must be left in a clean, respectable condition.

  • Single, lockable facilities – if waiting to use the toilet, ensure you stand at least 2m from the door to allow the previous occupant sufficient space to leave safely
  • Multi-occupancy facilities – where possible, facilities will change to a ‘one in, one out’ system, with knock and call signs on the outer doors.