Covid-19 and your wellbeing at uni
We’ve been working hard to make sure we can offer a brilliant, hands-on, sociable Brighton experience, with staff and students’ safety as our top priority.
Watch our film about safety on campus
We’re following government guidelines to keep staff and students safe while on campus.
You can help keep yourself and others safe by:
- following our one-way directional signage around campus
- practising social distancing and keeping a 2-metre gap
- washing your hands regularly and making use of the dedicated sanitising stations on campus
- wearing a face covering while in public areas (including corridors and bathrooms)
- checking your university email regularly as this is where we will keep you informed about the latest national and local advice to stay safe.
We all have collective responsibility for one another’s wellbeing, and for the university community as a whole. To reduce the risk to everyone on campus and surrounding communities, we are asking all staff and students to abide by our COVID-19 University Community Commitment.
The majority of our staff are continuing to work from home to decrease footfall on our campuses to ensure students have as much time and space as possible on campus.
About the new ‘rule of six’
You must observe the new ‘rule of six’, so when you are not in lectures or using university facilities, you should not gather anywhere in groups of more than six people. If you are living in halls or shared accommodation, the total number of people gathered should not exceed six except within your ‘household bubble’.
We know this means your student experience may not be how you imagined, but this is an important way in which we can all help everyone to stay well, and please remember that the police can issue a fine for non-compliance.
What to do if you develop symptoms
- You must self-isolate and refer yourself for a test.
- Inform your flatmates – as anyone living with you is classed as your household and they must self-isolate until you’ve been tested and received your result.
- Contact the University Emergency Helpdesk on 01273 642222 to provide information on the areas you have been studying in.
- If you are living in halls, then you must also inform the Residential Life team – so they can support you and your flatmates with self-isolation.
What to do if you test positive
If you test positive you must self-isolate for at least 10 days from when your symptoms started. Anyone you live with must self-isolate for 14 days from when your symptoms started. You will be contacted by NHS Test & Trace to ask where you have been recently and who you have been in close contact with. They will do all further contact tracing and advising.
You must also contact the university to inform them of your positive test via the My Brighton app. Please be aware that the University is required to share this information with the local Health Protection Team.