Practical advice for on campus teaching sessions
Practical advice for attending teaching sessions on campus
Make sure you are familiar with the information we’ve published on our collective responsibility to take steps to keep each other safe.
You must not attend any activities on campus if you have symptoms of coronavirus or are required to self-isolate for another reason (for example, if a member of your household has symptoms or you have been advised to by NHS Test & Trace).
On entering each building, you can use the NHS COVID-19 app to ‘check-in’ by scanning the QR code with your phone. Whilst not compulsory, in order to help us manage the risk of coronavirus in our community, we strongly encourage everyone to get into the habit of ‘checking-in’ every time you enter a building or, venue with a QR code.
Face coverings are expected to be worn in classrooms and lecture theatres at all times. If wearing a face covering interferes with teaching and learning (for example, for practical and/or performance disciplines), the member of staff responsible for the session may advise that face coverings are not required, provided that a 2-metre distance is always maintained, and that this measure is addressed as part of the risk assessment for that teaching session. However, if a student wishes to continue to wear a face covering, they are permitted to do so unless the risk assessment for the practical indicates otherwise.
In support of our efforts to identify close contacts of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, we have introduced seating plans for on-campus teaching sessions. This will help us to identify more effectively ‘close contacts’ should a student or member of staff who has been in a teaching situation test positive for COVID-19.
Each desk in our seminar rooms and lecture theatres will be numbered and we will record your attendance against your corresponding desk number. The data will be stored securely and will only be used if someone who was in that session receives a positive test result. We can then determine which other people have been within 2 metres of them for 15 minutes or more. The member of staff leading your teaching session will work through this process in your upcoming teaching sessions. When attending teaching sessions on campus, please follow the general advice below unless your Programme Director/Module Convenor gives specific alternative advice for the spaces you are using.
1. Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your teaching session (unless your School has made alternative arrangements – for example, if they are escorting you to lab sessions in a group).
2. Walk in single file in the building and keep left in corridors unless signs in place advise otherwise.
3. Queue in single file outside the room along the wall, maintaining the appropriate social distance between other people, until a member of staff invites you to enter.
4. Sit at the furthest seat possible in a row, so people don't need to pass you, unless the member of staff leading the session has a specific seating plan in place. Every desk in our seminar rooms and lecture theatres is numbered and we will record your attendance against your corresponding desk number.
5. Do not move tables and chairs as they have been arranged for appropriate social distancing.
6. Do not eat or drink in classrooms or lecture theatres.
7. Avoid leaving the room during teaching sessions, as much as possible.
8. Where provided, at the end of each session, wipe down your desk with the cleaning materials.
9. Leave when your class finishes, a row at a time, taking care to take all of your belongings with you and not leave anything behind
10. Make your way to exit the building immediately. Please avoid stopping to chat until you are outside the building
You must carry ID (such as your Campus Card) with you at all times and show it promptly when requested by a member of University staff.