Safety on campus

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The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. The guidelines below contain general expectations and information for keeping staff, students and visitors safe across our campuses.

To keep everyone safe, the university expects and strongly recommends that you:

1. Get Vaccinated 

  • We encourage our staff and students to access all available vaccines. Visit the Cripps Health Centre web pages to find out more about recommended vaccines and how to access them.

  • If you have not yet had them, you can book your Covid-19 vaccine and boosters via the National Booking Service. You will need to be registered with a GP and have an NHS number.

  • UK residents can request to book Covid-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice. You can find out more about GP registration at



2. Don't come on to campus if you feel unwell

If you feel unwell or are displaying symptoms of any transmissible illness, you should not come on to campus.


Although there is no longer a legal requirement to do so, staff and students who test positive for Covid-19 should try to stay at home, including working from home if you can, and stay away from other people for at least five days. If you need to leave your home, wearing a well-fitting face covering or a face mask can help reduce the spread of Covid-19 and other respiratory infections.


  • For staff who are ill and cannot work, you should report your sickness absence in line with the sickness absence reporting procedures.


  • Students should contact their module convenors to let them know that they are unable to attend teaching sessions in person. Module convenors will help students to access the materials they may have missed.   
  • Students unable to attend exams should contact their school to report their absence. They should then submit a claim of extenuating circumstances.

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3. Respect choice on face coverings

  • Some of our staff, students or visitors may choose to wear masks while on campus. The university supports the personal choice to wear a mask or other type of face covering. We expect all members of our community to also respect this choice. 

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4. Follow hygiene procedures

  • Good personal hygiene reduces the transmission of many types of illness – wash your hands regularly to help keep yourself and others safe and healthy.

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Room ventilation and monitoring

Guidance published by the Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) states that teaching, studying, and research are considered to be low risk activities and that conventional levels of ventilation are sufficient to maintain healthy indoor environments where the maximum room occupancy is not exceeded.

Our Estates team has produced a summary of how they ensure that rooms have a plentiful supply of fresh air, how we monitor air quality, and the simple steps that colleagues can take to ventilate rooms.

View the summary

Travel to England

Staff and students should always check the latest Government travel advice when entering or leaving the country to find out if there are any necessary requirements.

Key resources 

The resources provided are designed for staff to help with sharing the message on the general rules and information for keeping staff, students and visitors safe across our campuses. 

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Find my space

You can now plan your visit to our campuses and check how busy study spaces are using our tracker. Find space where you can social-distance safely.

See our building occupancy tracker

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