Safe campuses

Our first priority is keeping our community safe, and this page will tell you more about the steps we've taken to create safe and inclusive campuses.

We've worked hard to keep our community safe and manage the risk of coronavirus transmission. Measures currently include:

  1. an ARU COVID-19 risk assessment
  2. wearing a face covering in all of our buildings (unless exempt)
  3. having hand sanitiser and anti-bacterial wipes stationed around campuses  
  4. asking those on campus to keep left when moving around – to give each other as much personal space as possible
  5. providing lateral flow coronavirus test kits – available to collect from campuses.

All our campus buildings have been checked, and we have a Certificate of Safe Occupation. This indicates that Covid-19 arrangements are in place and our facilities and equipment are safe to use.

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.

Our first aiders, who work as part of the campus security teams, have read updated information on conducting treatment safely and using personal protective equipment (PPE).

If you need any support while you're on campus, our free SafeZone app will give you quick access to security and first aid.

How you can help

You can help everyone stay safe by:

  • checking information on screens and posters around campus
  • keeping left and making space where possible
  • washing your hands regularly and thoroughly, following Public Health England's handwashing advice and using our hand-sanitising stations following Public Health England's guide to handrub hygiene
  • wiping 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
  • wearing a face covering in all indoor spaces, though we understand that not everyone is able to do this
  • regularly testing for COVID-19
  • staying home if you experience any symptoms of coronavirus.

Government and University guidance related to reducing the spread of COVID-19 is likely to change, so please ensure you are up to date with the latest information. 

See our Safe Behaviours Community Pledge

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