Working together to stay safe

Updated 17 September 2020

Our campus is a vibrant and welcoming environment, where students and staff come together in partnership to learn and to explore ideas and experiences. Members of our University community respect and care for each other and the wider community.

During the covid-19 pandemic, we all need to work together to keep each other – and our neighbours in the community – safe.

Read a joint message from Leeds universities, students’ union leaders and Leeds City Council about the importance of playing our part.

Together we will keep our community safe by:

  • Washing our hands regularly and using the hand sanitising stations provided
  • Wearing face coverings in line with guidance, unless we have a legitimate reason not to
  • Keeping a safe distance from each other and following social distancing and other guidelines on campus, in halls of residence and in the city
  • Behaving responsibly, respectfully and with consideration on campus, in residences and in the local community and not organising or attending gatherings which break laws or Government social distancing guidelines
  • Showing kindness and support for classmates, neighbours and colleagues, especially those who are at home, self-isolating or vulnerable
  • Self-isolating if we have Covid-19 symptoms and booking a test
  • Letting the University know if we test positive for Covid-19 and following Government and University guidance

The University will enable us to keep each other safe by:

  • Minimising the number of people on campus by ensuring people work from home wherever possible
  • Providing lectures and other large group teaching activities online
  • Implementing social distancing, pedestrian management systems and limits on room capacities to keep campus Covid-secure
  • Making it easy to raise concerns and get support if we feel unsafe because of the behaviour of others
  • Making face coverings available to staff and students who need them
  • Enhancing the cleaning of all University buildings
  • Providing hand sanitising stations across campus
  • Hosting a Covid-19 testing centre on campus to support the NHS ‘test and trace’ approach to combatting the disease
  • Responding to changes in Government guidelines when required.