There are signs and floor-markings in key locations so please check and follow all guidance. We’ve also introduced enhanced cleaning including regular cleaning and disinfection of high touch points.
It might take longer to get around our campuses due to new rules so please don’t rush and allow yourself extra-time.
The health advice is clear. Regularly washing your hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds is central to preventing COVID-19 transmission.
We make sure that all hand washing facilities are cleaned and checked regularly to ensure that everything is in good working order and we want you to report any problems to the
Wiping down surfaces with detergent, sanitisers or warm washing-up liquid and then washing your hands will also help to reduce the risk of transmission. We provide anti-bacterial wipes in central areas to help you wipe down keyboards or workstations.
Wall-mounted hand gel units are located throughout the academic and administrative buildings at Colchester, Southend and Loughton and are readily available within short walking distances in each location. These are checked each morning and replenished as needed.
Wall-mounted sanitising wipe dispensers are located in teaching spaces, E15 studios, PC labs and at the Library scanners at Colchester, Southend and Loughton. These are checked each morning and replenished as needed.
Social distancing and moving around campus
Social distancing is still really important. Everyone has a role to play in slowing the spread of COVID-19, and in protecting themselves, their family, and the University community.
Walking around the campus might take longer than you expect due to social distancing measures, but you’re helping keep everyone safe.
It’s okay to take your time, give people space and you might need to queue. Follow the signage when you are moving around outside or in our buildings. Being kind and staying positive is going to help everyone.
We all need to remember that some of our community might be feeling vulnerable or worried. This might be for personal health reasons or they live with someone vulnerable so we all need to pay attention to social distancing guidance and support each other through this difficult time.