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COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines

Working and Studying on Campus

A number of safety measures have been implemented on campus during the pandemic and the College will continue to adopt a risk-assessed approach to ensure a safe working environment as we increase our presence on campus.

  1. All buildings (Salisbury Hall, Roy Graham Library and Schuil House) will be accessed by ID Cards.
  2. While wearing a face covering won’t always be necessary on campus, students and staff will be expected to have a face covering with them at all times as they remain mandatory for publicly accessible spaces in Salisbury Hall and in the Library except for those with medical exemptions. In addition, the College may deem face coverings are a necessary measure arising from its risk assessments for certain higher-risk activities or spaces. Where face coverings are deemed mandatory there will be clear signage in place. Face coverings will be available in each building if you forget to bring your own.
  3. Social distancing of at least 1-metre between people is still encouraged except for created bubbles.
  4. Students and staff are encouraged to take lateral flow tests regularly if coming onto campus, even if they are fully vaccinated and are not displaying any symptoms of COVID-19. The purpose of voluntary testing is to reduce the risk of anyone who is asymptomatic, but carrying the virus, unintentionally infecting other students and staff.
    These tests are only if you are NOT showing any Covid-19 symptoms. If you test positive or develop symptoms, however mild, you must follow the government’s self-isolation guidance here. You should arrange to have an NHS test to see if you have COVID-19.
  5. Please take every opportunity to make use of our sanitation stations and to wash your hands on a regular basis. It remains important that we all continue to look after ourselves and those around us.
  6. Wherever a one-way system is in place, please ensure that you follow the indicated signs for entry and exit.
  7. It is recommended that classrooms and offices should be kept well ventilated by opening windows and doors if possible.

Personal Care

We are all responsible for our own personal hygiene. Sanitation stations are placed at the entrance/exit of the buildings, and they should be used upon arrival and leaving. The guidance states that washing hands with soap and water is more effective, so don’t rely solely on the hand sanitiser stations.

Please remember to:

  1. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses.
  2. Cover your mouth and nose with a bent elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze
  3. Clean and disinfect surfaces frequently – especially those which are regularly touched, such as door handles, taps, and phone screens.                                                                

What to do if you feel unwell

If you develop any of the COVID-19 symptoms1 while on Campus, however mild, you must:

  1. Apply a face covering and return home or to your room without delay2.
  2. Ensure you follow the relevant government guidance and social distance from others.
  3. Notify your line manager immediately (if a member of staff), or notify the Head of Student Life and Chaplaincy (if a student).
  4. Apply for a test here.

If you remain well enough and are able to work remotely, you may do so for the duration of the isolation period. If you become unwell and are too unwell to continue to work, you should inform your line manager (staff) or the Head of Student Life and Chaplaincy (students) that you are unwell and normal sickness absence procedures will apply. If you test positive for COVID-19 during this period, you should likewise notify your line manager (staff) or the Head of Student Life and Chaplaincy (students).

1. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, dry cough, and tiredness. Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include loss of taste or smell, aches and pains, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, red eyes, diarrhoea, or a skin rash.
2. Stay home and self-isolate, even if you have minor symptoms such as cough, headache or mild fever, until you recover. Call your health care provider or NHS 111 for advice.