COVID-19: Keeping you safe in halls

Your safety is our top priority

That's why we’ve taken a number of steps to make sure our halls are safe and welcoming places for you to live.  

We are implementing the latest government coronavirus guidelines. We have also introduced a Halls Charter, a set of principles and expected behaviours to create a culture of mutual support and inclusion. The Halls Charter sets out what you can expect from us and what we expect from you whilst living in halls. 

What you can expect from us

  1. 1. Putting your safety first

    We’ll implement the latest government guidance to create a Covid-19 secure living environment.

  2. 2. Help when you need it

    We’ll be there to support you, our Res Life and onsite team will look after your wellbeing, welfare and safety, they will support you if you need to self-isolate and are available online, over the phone or for a safe face-to-face chat. 

  3. 3. A clean and hygienic living environment

    We’ve put in place hand sanitiser stations, an enhanced cleaning regime throughout common areas, and our receptions have protective screens and signage to let you know how to social distance in these spaces.  

  4. 4. Safe spaces to socialise

    Our communal areas, such as bars, lounges and study spaces, will all be open for reduced numbers. 

  5. 5. Clear communication

    We’ll share Covid-19 guidance and advice with you and your flatmates to maintain a safe environment.

  6. 6. Keeping you connected

    We’ll provide opportunities to help you make new friends and socialise in a safe and enjoyable way.

What you can expect from each other

  1. 1. Ensure the safety of our community

    Recognise that we each have a personal responsibility to protect the safety of all students, staff and the local community, including those who may be more vulnerable to COVID-19. Follow all the measures in place to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19.

  2. 2. Follow Covid-19 guidance

    Follow the latest guidance from the University and the government about social distancing. If you experience any symptoms of Covid-19, report them to the University, self-isolate, get a test and speak to NHS Test & Trace about your recent activities.

  3. 3. Respect one another

    Treat flatmates and other students with respect. Share communal spaces safely and fairly. Keep them clean and hygienic. Communicate with others to resolve any issues and take personal responsibility for your actions.  

  4. 4. Take responsibility for your guests

    First check with your site if they are allowing visitors. If so, be responsible for your guests, making sure they follow Covid-19 guidance whist in halls. 

Covid-19 reporting

If you believe you have the symptoms, or have been diagnosed with coronavirus, or are aware of any students affected, please contact the Student Advice Hub:

tel: 0113 812 8507