KEEPING SAFE AND WELL
We offer a learning environment and culture that enhances the wellbeing of our community, enables people to be productive and happy and helps them to achieve their goals. Our Campus Wellness Guide provides details of how we do this across all aspects of university life, including how respond and behave in respect of COVID-19.
When visiting campus, remember to
- Take a COVID-19 test before your visit - and twice weekly
- Wear a mask in all indoor communal spaces, including teaching rooms. Check in using NHS Track and Trace and Safezone App
- Get two vaccines and a booster when eligible
The ongoing pandemic may cause some feelings of anxiety or nervousness amongst our student community and we are dedicated to providing wellbeing support during these uncertain times. We regularly update our mental wellbeing page with the latest resources and our dedicated student wellbeing team are also on hand to provide confidential advice and support.
- TEST - All students and staff should take a COVID-19 lateral flow test before any visit to campus and twice-weekly when visiting campus often, even if you have been vaccinated. Visit our testing requirements page.
- Check in to campus using the NHS Test and Trace App and Safezone App and tell us if you have any COVID-19 symptoms or a positive result via the Safezone App.
- TAKE CARE - Please continue to take care of yourself and others. You can do this by committing to our Community Wellness Pledge, following our Campus Wellness Guide and government advice, and reporting any symptoms, positive cases or requirements to isolate via the UEL Health Update Notifier.
We continue to place the strongest possible emphasis on the health, safety and wellbeing of our community and our Campus Wellness Guide offers a complete overview of our focus on wellness.
Monitoring infection rates
Our Infection Response Group monitors infection rates amongst the student and staff community. Active case data is reviewed on a daily basis, enabling swift responses to any confirmed cases of infection. We are pleased to note low rates of infection across our staff and student groups.
Our location in the London Borough of Newham means we regularly review local infection rate and testing data, particularly when making decisions regarding the return of larger numbers of people to campus. We review this local data is reviewed weekly with a member of the Newham Public Health team.
View our active case statistics.
A healthy campus
Although most legal COVID restrictions have eased in England, we remain committed to providing a safe and COVID-secure environment. As part of our Community Wellness Pledge we ask everyone to take responsibility to keep up-to-date on changes to Government and University COVID guidance which is updated regularly .
We are maintaining our enhanced levels of cleaning, ventilation and processes to keep our spaces safe and our community healthy. A university-wide institutional risk assessment is routinely updated with safety guidance that impacts all campus facilities and events. Additionally, all on-campus events and activities are covered by local risk mitigations that have been subject to review by our COVID Risk Assessment group.