Social distancing

From 19 July 2021, Government restrictions have been lifted on social distancing. However, ensuring you keep your distance – where possible – from your peers, teaching staff and others on campus will help with reducing the spread of infection.

On campus, one-way systems will start to be removed, but we ask staff and students to keep left in corridors and throughfares and respect each other's space.

Please also be mindful of each other’s feelings towards social distancing. We have been distanced from each other for nearly 18 months, so not everyone may be comfortable with others in their personal space. If you ever feel uncomfortable, try and remove yourself from the situation, or politely ask someone to move away – if possible. Unpleasant language or behaviour will not be tolerated.

If you have a concern about the behaviour of others but feel unable to raise it with them directly, please contact We will provide you with support and take the necessary steps to resolve the concern.

If the situation is urgent, or you feel that you are at risk of physical and verbal abuse, you can access support from University Security (download the SafeZone app) when on campus or by calling the emergency services (999) off campus.

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.