Rules of the classroom

Covid-19 safety guidelines will be displayed in all rooms. In particular:

  • Wash your hands before entering a room. Washing hands is one of the most effective ways to kill germs and help reduce the spread of coronavirus. You should also wash your hands every time you readjust your face covering and when entering a building.
  • Wear a face covering. Face coverings are an effective way of filtering out particles in the air from being passed onto others. Wear a covering unless you have a medical exemption or you’re presenting within the marked zone at the front of the room.
  • Maintain safe social distancing. Coronavirus can be spread much quicker when people are closer together. Be especially mindful when entering or leaving to avoid congestion in large groups. Remain in marked seats only when undertaking group or paired work.
  • Do not relocate furniture – it should remain in the layout displayed at the front of the room. Also avoid moving between seats if possible.
  • Wipe down your desk when you arrive and leave. This helps kill any particles that may contain coronavirus. This includes ITS equipment (mouse and keyboard) and any shared items. Cleaning materials will be provided during taught sessions.
  • Avoid eating or drinking – if you need to drink, it should be from a closed container you return to your bag or pocket. Put rubbish in the bins provided at the end of the session.
  • Avoid sharing resources, such as paper, where possible and clean any items that need to be shared.
  • If you’re exempt from wearing a face covering, you can wear a lanyard – see information about face coverings and exemptions.

We’re encouraging all teaching staff to use face visors, which will be made available by the University. This allows easier communication during teaching.