10 ways we are staying safe on campus this year
We have checked every space on campus to ensure it is safe to use, and approved in line with UK government guidance. We will only approve any activities on campus if they have 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 1.5 metres wherever possible.
You will 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 socially distance. Our blended approach to teaching and learning means more of our students will be spending more time studying away from campus. Staff are able to work on campus if the task requires it, if it’s helpful for collaboration or if it’s better for their personal circumstances.
If you study or work at Warwick, we will provide a free reusable face covering to everyone that needs one.
Everyone within the Warwick community will need to wear face coverings in offices and dwell spaces, teaching and library/study spaces, and in line with guidance set out by the UK Government.
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 are also providing free thermometers for you to use. You are not obliged to use them but, by keeping a check on your temperature (and self-isolating if yours is above 37.8°C), you could help us control the potential spread of Covid-19.
The asymptomatic testing service is only for people who have no symptoms of Covid-19. All staff and students living, studying or working regularly on campus have access to two lateral flow tests per week.
Twice-weekly testing will help to break chains of Covid-19 transmission. You can book a test at the University testing site or collect a home testing kit including seven lateral flow tests.
Test and trace service on-campus
You can access our on-campus Test and Trace system, which is is available to students and staff and works alongside the NHS system. You will need to book an appointment to get tested.
Hand sanitiser points
You will 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 are also increasing the frequency of cleaning for all toilet, bathroom, kitchen and shared spaces. Bathrooms will be regularly restocked with hand soap.
You will 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 are 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.