Covid-19 update

To help ensure everyone remains safe on campus, we would ask members of our community to help us by taking personal responsibility for their actions and by observing the following guidelines:

Although we have removed the requirements for social distancing, we would ask that members of our community are respectful of each other’s personal space and help us to avoid crowding on campus.

We would also ask that you take every opportunity to make use of our sanitation stations and to wash your hands on a regular basis.
You can check current government guidance regarding Covid-19 here

If you are an international student, we recommend you continue to consult the UK Government website on travel restrictions to the UK.

 

Covid-19 - Every vaccination makes a difference.

 

Last updated 23 February 2022 3:00pm

To help ensure everyone remains safe on campus, we would ask members of our community to help us by taking personal responsibility for their actions and by observing the following guidelines:

  • All staff and students should be fully vaccinated.
  • All students, staff and visitors are advised to wear face coverings indoors (unless exempt).
  • All staff and students should have the NHS Covid App operating on their mobile devices.
  • You must not be on campus if you are positive for coronavirus or are exhibiting symptoms, and you should inform the University of your positive test.

Although we have removed the requirements for social distancing, we would ask that members of our community are respectful of each other’s personal space and help us to avoid crowding on campus.

We would also ask that you take every opportunity to make use of our sanitation stations and to wash your hands on a regular basis.

This information is applicable to all current students including those from overseas, if you are an international applicant yet to enrol please consult the International Office applicant FAQ page.

Table of contents
Your safety, campus access and services
What is being done about ventilation in buildings?
Does the University work with NHS Test & Trace?
Self-isolation and Stay at Home Guidance
What is the guidance and support available to me if I am self isolating in a halls of residence or shared house?
What will happen about my attendance record if I need to self-isolate?
NHS COVID-19 app

Your safety, campus access and services

 

What is being done about ventilation in buildings?

Natural ventilation by opening windows at every opportunity to maximise airflow is actively encouraged. Where this is not possible mechanical ventilation systems are in place in line with government guidance.

Any concerns regarding ventilation should be raised through the Estates and Facilities Team, email estates@hud.ac.uk

 

Does the University work with NHS Test & Trace?

Yes. The Well-being of our staff and students remains our priority. To help ensure that all members of the University community remain safe, the University may share your contact details with the NHS Test & Trace Service or the Local Authority to help with contact tracing. We will only share your data where it is necessary and lawful to do so. For more information on how the University uses your data, please see our privacy notice on our website. If you are contacted by NHS Test & Trace, please make sure you follow their guidance to help protect yourself and others.

Self-isolation and Stay at Home Guidance

The most important symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of any of the following:

  • a new continuous cough
  • a high temperature
  • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness. However, if you have any of the symptoms above you must stay at home and arrange to have a test to see if you have COVID-19. We've also published guidance and support for students self-isolating.

You should review current UK government guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

If you are experiencing difficulties self-isolating in halls, please contact your provider or studentwellbeing@hud.ac.uk.

 

What is the guidance and support available to me if I am self isolating in a halls of residence or shared house?

Please follow UK government guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

If you are living in halls of residence then the ‘household’ would normally include those students living in the same flat or on the same floor who share cooking or washing facilities, or both. Please contact your accommodation provider if your ‘household’ has not been defined for you. Government guidelines also say that you should self isolate in the halls of residence and not move to any other address.

Let your halls provider know that you need to self-isolate and let them know about the support you may need during this period. All of the major providers have support in place to help you with access to shopping and other necessities.

If you are experiencing difficulties self-isolating in halls, please contact your provider or studentwellbeing@hud.ac.uk and we can offer assistance. Please also look at the Student wellbeing isolation web pages.

 

What will happen about my attendance record if I need to self-isolate?

If you need to self-isolate you must inform your School support and guidance team, so that they can update your attendance record appropriately. Please continue to engage with teaching and learning online and reach out to your Personal Academic Tutor who will be able to advise on any additional support.

 

NHS COVID-19 app

The new NHS COVID-19 app is available to download for free. It is the fastest way to see if you're at risk from coronavirus. The faster you know, the quicker you can alert and protect your loved ones. The app has a number of tools to protect you, including contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-in.

The NHS COVID-19 app is free to download from the App Store  and Google Play  Or get help downloading the app.

Please note even if you have this app, you should still continue to swipe your student card when you enter a classroom.

International students

Guidance for International Undergraduate, Master’s or PhD Students.