Protecting yourself and others
The health and wellbeing of our students is our priority, and this has been one of the focuses to ensure students can start on campus – safely – in October.
This means we are constantly monitoring advice from the UK Government, Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the World Health Organisation.
To protect our community on campus once the academic year starts again in October, we will be looking to introduce the following measures:
- Enhanced cleaning and sterilising regimes;
- Social distancing in line with Public Health England guidance;
- Zoning of campus and one way systems to help to manage numbers in high traffic areas;
We are reviewing information and advice daily and a COVID-19 working group is meeting on a daily basis, so as it gets closer to October we will provide you with more information.
We know some people are very keen to visit the parkland at our Colchester Campus. There are students still living on our Colchester Campus so if you do travel to our campus, please observe social distancing and do not walk down to the squares as we are trying to maintain the highest levels of hygiene to support the wellbeing of our on-campus residents.
The University’s Business Continuity plan sets out four different levels of protection – Advanced (the most stringent), Enhanced, Sustained and Targeted. The University is currently in the Enhanced Protection phase. Each phase recognises that the University’s campuses will need to remain open at all times to support students residing in University accommodation. We’ve set out what each phase means in our University Business Continuity Plan (.pdf) and our Table of Actions (.pdf), they set out the steps needed to be taken to bring our University community back onto our campuses.
Read the latest advice from the UK Government and the NHS: