10 ways we're staying safe on campus this year
We’ve checked every space on campus to ensure it is safe to use, and approved in line with UK government guidance. We’ll only approve any activities on campus if they’ve undergone a comprehensive risk assessment.
The rules for social distancing on campus will depend on where you are – indoors, outdoors, or on transport. However, try to keep a distance of two metres wherever possible.
You’ll see signs across campus reminding you to keep a safe distance apart.
Fewer people on campus
We have changed the way we do things to make it easier to social distance. Our blended approach to teaching and learning means more of our students will be spending more time studying away from campus. Staff will only be on campus if they’re unable to do their work at home.
If you study or work at Warwick, we’ll provide a free reusable face covering to everyone that needs one. Everyone within the Warwick community will need to wear face coverings on campus, and in line with guidance set out by the UK government and local business.
We ask that you wear a face covering whenever you’re working, studying or moving around our indoor spaces.
You won’t be required to wear one if you have a disability or long term physical or mental health condition that restricts you from doing so.
We’re also providing free thermometers for you to use. You’re not obliged to use them but, by keeping a check on your temperature, you could help us keep a check on the potential spread of Covid-19.
Test and trace service on-campus
From Wednesday 9 September 2020, you’ll be able to access our on-campus Test and Trace system, which is supported by Warwick Medical School. The service, available to students and staff, will work alongside the NHS system.
So, if you think you may have Covid-19 symptoms, you'll be able to complete a self-swab test on campus and receive your result the next day. We'll also use contact tracing, to enable us to act quickly and reduce transmission rates. The service will be accessible, with parking available.
Hand sanitiser points
You’ll see hand sanitiser points across campus, at the entrances and exits to buildings, and at places where it’s more difficult for people to wash their hands with soap and water.
Wherever possible, wash your hands regularly with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds each time.
Our cleaning teams are undertaking repeat cleaning of common ‘touch points’.
We’re also increasing the frequency of cleaning for all toilet, bathroom, kitchen and shared spaces. Bathrooms will be regularly restocked with hand soap.
You’ll see signs, stickers, posters and digital screens around campus to help remind you of what you need to do.
Looking out for each other
We’re a community that cares about one another.If you notice that someone is not following the guidelines, please let them know in a friendly and polite way.
Please keep an eye out for signs around telling you what actions you may need to take. If someone reminds you of the guidelines, please don’t take offence – it's easy to forget, and we all have a role to play in keeping each other safe.
And we understand that our community’s mental and emotional wellbeing is just as important as your physical health and safety. Thanks to our strong network of wellbeing support, you can be sure we are here for you, whatever you need.