This page has information on how our campus is well placed to provide COVID-secure teaching, learning and services.  Also on this page, you will find guidance on keeping yourself and others safe, and our face coverings policy.

With its modern design and an airy main atrium, designed for the easy flow of people, our campus is well suited to allow you to avoid being too close to others.

 

Quality catering

With a number of catering outlets across the campus, we can provide our high quality catering while avoiding congestion and offer an online ordering and collection app. Find out more about eating and shopping on campus

Space for private study

As our Learning Resource Centre forms a full quarter of our main academic building, we are well placed to provide study space that allows you to avoid being too close to others. Find out more on our Library website.

Green space

There is plenty of inspiring outdoor space to enjoy in and around our beautiful campus grounds.

Hygiene

On campus, we have an extensive set of safety measures in place, including:

  • hand sanitizing stations (including hand sanitizers plus wipes etc as appropriate).
  • rigorous hygiene procedures, including cleaning of classrooms throughout the day and high frequency cleaning of key touch points;
  • good ventilation;
  • specification of reduced occupancy in classrooms and meeting rooms;
  • signage in place to advise on health and safety and to ensure the safe flow of students and staff through our buildings.

Use of face coverings on campus

In line with Scottish Government guidance, anyone on campus is required to use face coverings when inside the buildings. This includes in classrooms, in the atrium and LRC and other indoor spaces. 

Exceptions are as follows:

  • Residents within their flats in student accommodation.
  • When seated in the open plan staff offices, where a minimum distance of 1m is maintained.
  • Staff who are delivering a class, where a minimum distance of 1m from their students is maintained.
  • Staff in meetings where they are keeping at least 1m apart from others in the room.
  • When eating or drinking.
  • Where you have a legal exemption. The government have outlined a number of'reasonable' reasons for not wearing a face covering.  If you need advice on exemptions (eg if you think you cannot deliver a particular specialist class with students wearing face coverings) please email Health and Safety (hs-staff@qmu.ac.uk).

The requirement to wear a face coverings on campus will be reviewed mid-semester and will take account of government guidance prevailing at that time.

Keeping yourself and others safe

See the 'Keep You Safe' video on this page.  The key things to remember are:

  1. Please wear a face covering when required.
  2. We encourage you strongly to get fully vaccinated if you are not already (see NHS Inform’s vaccination website)
  3. Participate in twice weekly LFD testing: everyone who does not have symptoms should take regular LFD tests. See our Testing and Vaccination webpage for more information.
  4. Keep your distance and keep left when moving around the campus: please don’t congregate in narrow walkways or communal spaces, and try to avoid crowded spaces generally.
  5. Keep your hands clean by washing them regularly throughout the day and using the hand gel at sanitiser stations on campus.
  6. Go cashless: where possible, please use contactless to pay for food and drink with the Round app, your QMU smartcard or another form of contactless payment.
  7. Swipe for security: students will be asked to swipe into teaching spaces at the start of class to help us with Test and Protect.
  8. Take advantage of fresh air: try to keep windows open, and where you can, socialise outside.
  9. Complete the  'Working Safely on Campus' e-learning module issued in Sept 2021 (staff) or view the Keeping You Safe video found on this webpage(students)
  10. Download the Protect Scotland app and self-isolate immediately if you asked to.
  11. Feeling unwell? If you symptoms of coronavirus Isolate, Test and Tell following the guidance in our FAQs for staff and for students.

Please also note that the Scottish Government has developed an e-learning resource for students on COVID safety on campus.

For advice on symptoms and what to do if you think you have coronavirus, plus general advice on self-isolation, visit NHS Inform

 

 

 

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