The most effective way we can all help protect our community from Covid is to ensure the virus does not enter our buildings. That’s why anyone coming on to campus is now required to demonstrate a negative Covid test result from within the last three days. This will keep our environment as safe as possible for staff and students.
Free, quick and easy tests
When you test yourself at home, you should register the result of the test with the NHS, as per the instructions provided in the home-testing kit brochures. You can show the NHS email you receive showing your negative test result to reception. You will then be given a sticker to wear, with the colour of the sticker changing each day, to show you have had a negative test.
If you are not wearing a sticker and cannot show proof of a negative test within the last three days, you may be asked to leave campus. Support is available through your School Office, or Department, if you require further information. We are grateful to all of you for playing your part to keep London Met safe.
If the test is positive you should isolate for ten days and email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform the university - you will be supported during this time, and will make sure your studies are not affected.
Masks and face coverings
We also highly recommend that everyone wear a mask or face covering while on campus. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation - it's up to all of us to keep our community safe.
Creating a safe challenge culture
In order to stay safe on campus, we must take collective responsibility for reducing the transmission of Covid-19. We can take care of each other by nudging anyone who is not showing evidence of a negative test with a sticker to exercise compliance and reduce transmission.
We know it can be hard to challenge your peers, but it’s important that we all do our part to keep each other safe. Most people do want to comply, and those who aren’t may have just forgotten or misunderstood the rules.
Framing a challenge as an offer (‘do you know you can collect masks from reception?’) or as information sharing (‘in case you didn’t know, we need to show proof of a negative test on campus now’) can be a helpful, non-combative way to ensure compliance. Make sure to support others who are challenging non-compliance too; they are doing a great job for our community safety!
For the latest up-to-date guidance from the government, please see the NHS coronavirus pages. If in doubt, or if you have any questions about testing and isolation, contact email@example.com.
Here are some of the other ways we will be keeping you Covid-safe on campus
We highly recommend that everyone wear a mask or face covering while on campus. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation - it's up to all of us to keep our community safe.
Perspex panels have been installed at reception to help keep staff, students and visitors safe. The turnstiles will be open; however, please use your card to swipe in so that your presence in the building is recorded.
Our Estates team will be cleaning the rooms at the start of each day and between teaching sessions. They will be using specialist cleaning products to do this, and will be ensuring all touchpoints are cleaned at regular intervals.
There is a full waste management plan in place with a separate waste disposal for personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure it is collected apart from recycling and general waste. There are new PPE bins in place. PPE includes masks, gloves and tissues. Please do not put PPE in the recycling bins.
First aiders are still available to support you and have received instructions on how to keep you and themselves safe. Please contact the building reception in the first instance. If you need to use a first aid room, these will be deep cleaned after each use.
There are a number of lockers available for the academic year, which are allocated through your academic school. These lockers will have sanitising stations located next to them.
The Estates team have taken steps to ensure the campus is as well ventilated as possible.