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Coronavirus (Covid-19)

A message from Professor Matthew Morgan, Dean

We, together with our universities, are committed to providing a safe and supportive environment in which to study and work.

By working together, and in line with our values, we – staff, students and visitors – can continue to keep our community safe.

Matthew Morgan

Stay at home if you are ill

It is now more important than ever to stay at home if you are feeling ill. Please stay at home if you have any symptoms of flu/cold/Covid-19 illness.

Staff should follow the absence procedures at your employing University.

Students should follow the Medical School’s absence procedures which are available on Blackboard in your relevant programme area.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms, get tested.

Get vaccinated

Vaccinations are one of the main ways in which you can protect yourself from Covid-19.

Book your vaccination through the NHS Covid-19 website.

Wear a face covering

In line with Government guidance, we recommend that people continue to wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces. This is particularly important where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when rates of transmission are high.

For clinical teaching sessions either on campus or at our clinical sites we ask that staff and students continue to wear a face covering and adhere to any additional Covid-19 secure measures in place as advised by their tutor or their NHS Trust.

Let the fresh air in

If you are meeting indoors let the fresh air in by opening windows or meet outside if you can.

Wash your hands

Wash your hands regularly and follow advice to ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’.

We will continue to have hand sanitiser available at key access points within our facilities.

Our commitment to keeping our community safe

We know that many members of our community remain concerned about Covid-19. We will continue to work closely with our universities, NHS Trusts and the UK Health Security Agency and have a robust Code of Practice on Emergency Management and Recovery if required.