Safety on campus

The health and safety of our community is our highest priority, and we will all need to make adjustments to the way we live and work.

The information below contains general rules and information for keeping staff, students and visitors safe across our campuses. However, in some areas local rules may be needed to manage specific risks. 

To keep everyone safe the University strongly recommends that you: 

1. Get Vaccinated 

  • We actively support the roll out of Covid-19 vaccines and strongly encourage those that can to be fully immunised.
  • There are a number of ways to get your vaccination. You can book your Covid-19 vaccine 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. Get tested at least once a week

  • The university’s testing service detects the coronavirus through a simple saliva sample.
  • We expect all staff and students not showing symptoms of the coronavirus to test regularly. This offers reassurance, reduces onwards transmission of the virus, and helps to keep everyone safe.
  • Book your test and find out more on the testing pages.



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

  • If you feel unwell or are displaying Covid-19 symptoms, do not come on to campus
  • Isolate immediately, Notify the university, and take a confirmatory Test
  • If you or anyone in your household has symptoms you must isolate- that means staying at home or in your room. You can get support during this period

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4. Face coverings and social distancing 

  • In line with government guidelines social distancing measures are no longer mandatory, however the government expects and recommends that you wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces. 
  • Please remember to be respectful of others' choices and do give people space where it is sensible or requested.

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5. Follow hygiene procedures

  • Make sure you wash your hands regularly with soap and water for 20 seconds - there will be signs directing you to the nearest handwashing stations
  • Clean work and study stations before and after use - this includes mice and keyboards; cleaning equipment will be provided
  • Avoid sharing equipment and stationery - including pens and pencils - with other staff and students

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CommUnity campaign

The CommUnity campaign was launched to provide reminders to students living in the community about good standards of behaviour, especially during the pandemic. It is a joint venture that sees the University team up with Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham City Council and Broxtowe Borough Council. Below are some videos from the campaign.

 Stay at home if you feel ill
  Give people space when out and about


  You're part of a diverse community



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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