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University of East London Covid-19 Community Pledge


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As the University of East London re-opens its Campus doors, our priority is to provide a safe and welcoming inclusive environment. We are embracing and adapting to new ways of teaching, learning, working and having fun. This ‘new normal’ requires all of us to take an active role in promoting the safety, health and wellbeing of every community member.

It may be years before a vaccine for Covid-19 is widely available. It is imperative that everyone at UEL do their part to keep infection rates as low as possible. This will only happen if we follow government and University guidelines to the best of our ability.

We are therefore asking all staff, students and visitors to the University of East London to commit to the University of East London Covid-19 Community Pledge.

The pledge offers a set of simple steps we can all take to keep our community safer. While the pledge is voluntary, if you follow these guidelines, you will protect the health of yourself and others and, ultimately, you will help save lives.

The University of East London Covid-19 Community Pledge

As a member of the UEL community, I am committed to keeping myself and our community healthy and safe from the spread of Covid-19. I pledge to take the following top ten actions:
  1. Stay home if I think I have symptoms of Covid-19, or if I have tested positive for the virus. I will follow government guidance on self-isolating.

  2. Complete UEL’s Daily 123. This means I will:

    • Take the Daily Health Update to help me decide if I should come to campus/leave my Hall of Residence apartment [accessed via Track My Future for students & Sharepoint for staff (coming soon)].

    • Check-in when I arrive and leave Campus, using the UEL Safezone app [download the free Safezone app in your preferred app store and sign in with your UEL email].

    • Download and use the NHS’s coronavirus contact tracing app [available 24 September].

  3. Wear a face covering on campus, unless I have a health or disability exemption.

  4. Practice physical distancing of two metres, where possible, and avoid social gathering and parties of more than six people.

  5. Engage with all Campus capacity notifications and University health communications.

  6. Follow directional signage, including one-way systems.

  7. Practice good hygiene, including regular handwashing and use of hand sanitiser.

  8. Support & encourage other members of the University community to follow this pledge.

  9. Behave with kindness and respect towards others.

  10. Stay up-to-date on NHS and government guidance, and check my University emails for regular Covid-secure updates and guidance.

You can find out more about everything we're doing to keep you safe in our Covid-Secure Campus Guidelines.