Information for visitors

These are the arrangements that have been made to manage the risks associated with COVID-19 for visitors. It is aimed at occasional visitors who do not have access to University IT systems or full card access to buildings. More frequent visitors who enjoy fuller access arrangements should undertake the e-learning course [login required].

NB: Before you visit you must download the SafeZone app to your smartphone.

Controlling the spread of coronavirus when travelling to or from campus

  • Travel independently by walking or cycling to work or using your own vehicle.
  • If using public transport, wear a face covering and carry a hand sanitiser.

Controlling the risk of coronavirus to vulnerable individuals

Controlling the risk If you have been tested positive for coronavirus or displaying symptoms

If you have tested positive with coronavirus, do not attend campus. If you suspect that you have coronavirus, you must inform your host, leave campus and self-isolate in accordance with Government guidance.

The main symptoms are:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough
  • A loss or change to your sense of taste or smell

Mitigating the risk of transmission spread in our buildings.

Please be aware:

  • Mechanical ventilation systems have been assessed and remedial work undertaken to increase fresh air supply.
  • Amount of natural ventilation has been reviewed in all centrally timetabled teaching spaces and other common areas.
  • Areas where air changes cannot be achieved are not being used.
  • To maintain air changes, windows must remain open so please wear clothes appropriate to the ambient temperatures.

Ensure you are maintain high standards of hygiene

  • Hand gel sanitiser has been installed at the entrance/exit to each building, please use these on arrival to our building, frequently while here and again when you leave.
  • Soap and paper towels in are provided in our toilets and other hand wash basins.  Please follow the instructions on proper handwashing technique placed nearby.

Staying safe in our buildings

  • You must maintain social distancing (2m in most areas, 1m plus other measures in some teaching spaces).
  • Unless eating, drinking, unable to wear due to personal circumstances, you must wear a face covering while inside University buildings. See guidance on wearing face coverings.
  • Please follow COVID-secure signage including one way systems. Keep left when walking around buildings.
  • Room capacities have been reviewed and occupancy caps defined.  These capacities must be observed.
  • Lift capacities has been reduced and you are encouraged to use stairwells unless the task or your individual circumstances don’t allow it.  If you do have to use a lift, use a pen or similar to use the controls, avoid sharing the lift wherever possible and sanitise your hands.
  • Seating areas in communal areas have been reduced or reconfigured to maintain social distancing and reduce face to face interactions.

Where changes have been made to office, laboratory or communal area layouts to maintain social distancing requirements, DO NOT:

  • Move tables and chairs in offices, seminar, teaching or communal areas from their set location.
  • Remove any protective shields that have been installed.
  • Interfere with any signage that has been placed around the buildings.

Staying safe by staying clean

  • Our cleaning team are following an enhanced cleaning regime including applying long lasting electrostatic products to frequently used common touch points such as door handles.
  • Surface wipes issued have been issued to all staff and you may be asked to assist with cleaning the desk you are using.
  • Avoiding sharing equipment, pens, pencils, remote pointers etc. during meetings or classes.

In an emergency

In the event of a fire alarm, please:

  • Leave immediately by the nearest exit.
  • Continue wearing your face covering.
  • Evacuate the building as normal, try to maintaining a 2 meter gap between persons where practical but not if this slows your exit.
  • Follow the instructions of the Lead Fire Warden.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands on re-entry to the building.

If you require first aid, a First Aider can be called using SafeZone.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding your visit, please contact your host at the earliest opportunity.