Following government guidance, mask wearing is now mandatory on campus for all staff and students. This means you are required to wear a face covering in most indoor settings on campus, including during teaching sessions and in our librariesunless you are exempt.

In laboratory areas, the requirement for personal protective equipment (PPE) will be dictated by the specific risk assessment dependent upon the nature of the work being undertaken and the local facilities. You should follow safety guidelines agreed with your manager and head of department in addition to our College-wide measures.    

Face coverings should be worn when moving around buildings (including halls of residence) but can be removed while seated in office areas for prolonged periods, providing the space has good ventilation and is being used with reduced capacity, subject to local risk assessments.

If you cannot wear a face covering

Some people will be exempt from wearing a face covering due to a physical or mental illness or disability. If you are exempt, please visit the Hidden Disabilities webpage (log in required).

Frequently asked questions

Do I still need to wear a face covering if I am fully vaccinated?

Yes. People who are fully vaccinated can still catch and transmit COVID.