COVID-19 Information

Updated COVID-19 guidance

Last reviewed 28 March 2022

The University has now removed its remaining COVID-19 restrictions (apart from in hospital settings).

However, it is still important for us all to continue being considerate and to take steps to minimise the risk of infection. We therefore ask all students and staff to:

  • avoid contact with others if you might be infectious
  • respect other people’s space 
  • let fresh air in when indoors
  • keep up to date with COVID vaccinations
  • respect those who choose to wear a face covering.

Advice for those who are unwell

Many people with mild respiratory symptoms will have other illnesses, such as a common cold or hay fever, rather than COVID-19. As such, our Health Measures Advisory Group has provided the following advice for staff and students:

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, you should remain away from on-site work or study for five days, as this is the most infectious period.
  • If you have a fever or more severe illness, whatever the cause, and cannot be tested for COVID-19, you should stay away from on-site work or study until the fever subsides and you are asymptomatic.
  • If you have minor respiratory symptoms, you can continue to work or study on site, but, if possible, do a lateral flow test (LFD) to ensure you do not have COVID-19.
  • If you have non-COVID respiratory symptoms (or are untested), you should consider wearing a face covering when working or studying on site while you are symptomatic.

Staff and students should continue to report absences to their line manager, supervisor or tutor as they usually would if unable to work or study.

Find out more about the University's latest health guidance.