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7th October 2020

Staying COVID Safe On Campus

It’s safe to say that Coronavirus has changed every aspect of our everyday lives, and university is no exception. After all, unprecedented times do call for unprecedented measures! As we eagerly await the return to our learning, it is important to bear in mind the ways we can keep ourselves, and others safe on campus and in and around Liverpool as a whole! Below find a list of ways that will aid in ensuring your safety on campus!

Wear a mask

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The use of face coverings are mandatory if you will be on campus. You will be expected to wear a face mask in and around campus, as well as during any seminars or lectures taking place on campus. Likewise, it is now mandatory to wear face coverings when shopping, in restaurants, pubs and when using public transport. 

If you do not have a mask, don’t worry! All UoL students will receive two free face masks upon arrival on campus. You can collect these from the receptions at: Liverpool Guild of Students, Sport Liverpool, Electrical Engineering and Electronics, and Life Sciences. 

If you are medically exempt from wearing a face covering, please arrange to collect a Sunflower Lanyard from Student Services. Once you have received this, ensure you wear it on campus to make others aware that you are medically exempt from wearing face coverings!

Sanitise, Sanitise SANITISE!

Remember that petri-dish, agar jelly experiment you did in Year 7 science? Yep, germs really do travel that fast! 

There will be sanitising stations all over campus for you to use upon arrival, and upon leaving. 

However, it will also be extremely beneficial for you to carry your own personal bottle, to sanitise at your perusal. Sanitise after getting off the 699, after opening doors, after that dreaded grammar seminar. The sky’s your limit! You can never sanitise enough!

Test & Trace 

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Download the NHS Test & Trace app, to receive regular updates on the rate of COVID-19, in your area. Additionally, you can also register any symptoms you may be feeling, as well as to request a free COVID-19 testing kit. 

The app is also used to scan QR codes when visiting hospitality spots such as The Sphinx, which will provide any necessary updates of you have been in contact with the virus. 

Monitor Your Symptoms 

Whilst it may well be nothing, it is extremely important to monitor any potential symptoms. According to the NHS website symptoms of COVID-19 are; 

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please make any direct contacts aware, as well as ringing the 111 service for advice in regards to self-isolation and testing. 

All UoL students and staff are eligible to be tested for free at the university’s dedicated COVID test centre on campus. 

Communicate

This is an extremely unpredictable time, and will no doubt take a taxing toll on your mental health. If you are ever feeling rough please talk to your friends and family. Likewise support is always available at the Guild as well as via Student Support Services. 

More Info:

For more information, regarding the safety measures taken on campus, have a watch of the video below!

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