KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY SAFE AND WELL
The University of East London offers a learning environment and culture that enhances the wellbeing of its community, enables people to be productive and happy and helps them to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. 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 Two
- Two Covid-19 tests a week
- Two Apps to keep us safe (NHS Track and Trace and Safezone App)
- Two vaccines when eligible
The ongoing pandemic may cause some feelings of anxiety or nervousness amongst our student community and the University is dedicated to providing wellbeing support during these uncertain times. Our online wellbeing portal, #UELConnected, is regularly updated with the latest resources and our dedicated student wellbeing team are also on hand to provide confidential advice and support.
Test, Tell and Take Care
To help keep yourself and others safe when visiting campus please remember to Test, Tell and Take Care
- TEST - All students and staff are strongly encouraged to participate in twice-weekly lateral flow testing when visiting campus, even if you have been vaccinated. Visit our testing information page to find out how to access tests.
- TELL – 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 accessing our range of wellbeing support services.
We continue to place the strongest possible emphasis on the health, safety and wellbeing of its community and our Campus Wellness Guide offers a complete overview of our focus on wellness at the University of East London.
Monitoring infection rates
Our Infection Response Group (IRG) continues to monitor infection rates amongst the student and staff community. Active case data is reviewed on a daily basis, enabling swift and proactive responses to any confirmed cases of infection. We are pleased to note low rates of infection across our staff and student groups throughout the 2020/21 academic year.
The university's 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. This local data is reviewed weekly by the IRG, with a member of the Newham Public Health team attending for discussion and proactive dialogue.
View our active case statistics.
A healthy campus
Although most legal COVID restrictions have eased in England, the University remains 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 on our COVID-19 Information Hub.
Across our campuses 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.