Healthy and Safety

COVID-19

Health and Safety

Health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health and safety is a primary consideration as COVID-19 restrictions ease. The University will continue to review and adapt all advice for students and staff in line with the latest government guidance. Our campus environment continues to have some adaptations, to maximise hygiene and protect the whole campus community.

What are the Covid-Safe Behaviours?

The Covid Safe Behaviours are in place to ensure that your experience at the university is as safe, authentic, and enjoyable as possible. These behaviours are based on current public health information and are strongly encouraged for everyone who visits the campus:

  • Please show consideration for 'Distance Aware' badge wearers
  • Face-coverings are recommended, especially in busy or crowded areas
  • Please exercise good hand hygiene using the facilities and sanitiser provided
  • If displaying symptoms, please self-isolate and seek PCR testing
  • RGU encourages full vaccination and twice weekly testing.

What should I do if I develop symptoms?

If you have symptoms of a respiratory infection, such as coronavirus, and have a high temperature or do not feel well enough to go to work or carry out normal activities, stay at home and avoid contact with other people as per the latest ‘Stay at Home’ guidance on NHS Inform. Stay at home guidance also applies if you have access to testing and have a positive COVID-19 test result. 

WHAT CLEANING MEASURES ARE IN PLACE ON CAMPUS?

University Estates staff are working to a heightened cleaning specification in response to the COVID-19 situation. This specification has an increased focus on common touchpoints such as handrails, tabletops, door handles and lift controls. Virucidal cleaning products have been introduced to reduce the risk of transmission from surface contact.

This cleaning approach will be most effective where campus users frequently wash hands and wear face coverings. Students and staff will have access to materials to enable the cleaning of shared desks, tabletops, etc. between users. Please use these upon arrival and departure.

WHAT ACCESS IS THERE TO NHS HEALTHCARE FOR CORONAVIRUS DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT FOR OVERSEAS VISITORS?

Emergency Legislation (The National Health Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2020) has been introduced so that all overseas visitors in Scotland will not be charged for the diagnosis and treatment of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

What steps would the University take if there was another peak or variant of COVID-19?

The safety and wellbeing of our staff and students is our number one priority. We regularly monitor government and public health guidance and have planned for several different scenarios which will allow us to respond swiftly to change in circumstance and safeguard the health and safety of staff and students. The university’s significant experience in digital learning will ensure that students will always be able to access a high-quality learning experience.

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