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 for COVID-19 initially identified two escalating levels of protection: Enhanced and Advanced. These recognise the University’s campuses need to remain open at all times to support students living in University accommodation and we are now in the Advanced Protection phase. We’re now planning for a phased approach to bringing the University back onto our campuses while protecting our community at all times. Read the full plan (.pdf) and Activities and Actions table (.pdf)
Read the latest advice from the UK Government and the NHS: