COVID-19 guidance

There are no COVID-19 restrictions in the UK, but the University does encourage all staff, students and visitors to respect the following guidance.

Stay at home if you are unwell

If you feel unwell, please try to stay at home and reduce contact with others. If you are too unwell to work or are not able to work from home, please make sure you contact your line manager. 

Sanitise your hands

Wall-mounted hand gel units are located throughout the academic and administrative buildings at Colchester, Southend and Loughton.

Face coverings not required

Wearing face coverings remains a personal choice, and disposable face masks are available for those who wish to use them.

Regular COVID testing not recommended

Tests are no longer be provided by the University. If you wish to take a test, you will need to purchase one from a supermarket or pharmacy.

COVID vaccinations

Only those who are at increased risk from COVID-19 can book an appointment for a COVID vaccine with the NHS. If you have not had a vaccine and wish to do so, please speak to your GP or attend a walk-in clinic. Colchester, Southend and Loughton all have local clinics. 

Last updated: January 2024

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