Good hygiene

We can all help to minimise the risk of coronavirus transmission on campus, through simple actions including handwashing and sanitising. Here are some of the measures we've put in place.

Personal hygiene

One of the best and simplest ways to control coronavirus transmission is thorough, regular handwashing.

We encourage you to wash your hands thoroughly when you arrive on campus, and at regular points throughout the day.

Take care to wash your hands before eating, drinking or smoking, and after going to the bathroom.

Pubic Health England has published handwashing advice.

You'll also find hand-sanitising stations across our campuses. Check Public Health England's guide to handrub hygiene.

Classroom safety

There are some simple things you can do in classrooms, lecture theatres and shared study spaces to keep our community safe.

  • wash your hands regularly – you'll find hand-washing stations across campus
  • wipe down your computer before you start using it, and again when you finish; we'll provide cleaning products that you can use on phones, computers, keyboards, printers and other equipment
  • keep two metres social distance from others, where possible.

Enhanced cleaning

We've put extra cleaning and waste management arrangements in place to help keep shared areas and clean, and reduce coronavirus transmission. Areas with shared resources and equipment have been identified and specific cleaning arrangements are in place here.

We know that coronavirus has affected everyone in different ways, so if you have any worries or concerns about studying at university this year, our Counselling and Wellbeing Service is here to help.