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Policies, Procedures & Guidance

Public Health Guidance

Procedures and measures to be taken following the end to the Public Health Emergency associated with COVID-19.

In May 2023 the World Health Organisation declared an end to the Public Health Emergency associated with COVID-19. 

COVID-19 specific risk assessment is no longer required, as there is no longer a basis for treating COVID-19 differently to other respiratory illnesses. 

In respect of broader and future public health risks, UCEA, USHA and the joint trade unions developed Joint Principles for Safe Working on Campus to support HEIs to keep their campuses as safe as possible and to ensure the health and wellbeing of HE staff, students and visitors. RGU recognises these principles as best practice.

In light of these principles and following the pandemic, our campus environment continues to have some adaptations, to maximise hygiene and protect the whole campus community against public health hazards.

In particular, recommendations remain in effect to:

  • Exercise good hand hygiene using the facilities and sanitiser provided
  • Ensure naturally ventilated rooms have windows opened where possible
  • Stay home if suffering from symptoms of COVID-19 or respiratory illness in line with current guidance

RGU has a Communicable Diseases Protocol agreed with NHS Grampian to respond to outbreaks of certain diseases that involve the University community. For advice or concerns relating to public health matters please contacthealthandsafety@rgu.ac.uk in the first instance.

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