The health and safety of our community of students and staff remains our main concern, and as we look forward to welcoming you back to your studies we would like to ensure you are all informed about the measures we’re taking to ensure the University remains a safe place to study and work.

We all have a personal responsibility to follow regulations and protect ourselves and also the wider community. We are therefore asking you to read the following information carefully. You can also find updated guidance on our FAQ pages.

We have developed a supplemental Student Charter you will be asked to agree to on enrolment, this is alongside the existing charter you will have previously agreed to abide by.

Covid-19 Student Charter

As a University we are also pledging to ensure our facilities are managed in line with health and safety regulations, keep you up to date on any changes and continue with the highest quality of teaching and learning.

The charter can be found here for reference.

Student Information Tracker (Covid-19)

Whilst we would love to see you all back on Campus in September, we understand this may not be possible for some students due to various restrictions or health reasons. All students will therefore be required to let us know how you are planning on engaging with your studies. You will be asked to provide this information on enrolment and update your status via the intranet if any changes occur.

Please note, the expectation is that you will engage in your studies on campus. Only in certain circumstances, related to Covid-19, should you select to engage in your studies online.

Track, Trace and Protect

Following advice, the University will not run its own COVID19 testing regime, instead we will continue to follow Welsh Government guidelines.

If you have Covid-19 symptoms you must self-isolate immediately. You must not go to your GP, visit a University facility or attend a medical facility or a hospital without prior permission if you are displaying symptoms. You should book a test if you have symptoms by ringing 119 or using the website https://gov.wales/apply-coronavirus-test

Students will be sent a home test kit to the address nominated which will be collected from the same address, with results available in 72 hours. 

If however the number of positive tests recorded across the University increases then Public Health Wales will put plans in place to mass test the University Community and potentially direct further measures which we will keep you informed of.

Health and Safety

Please ensure you are following directional signage and making use of hand washing and hand sanitiser facilities.We have made a number of changes to make our facilities safe for you, creating way systems around campus, installing hand sanitiser stations in every building, enhanced cleaning and measures such as reducing the population by working from home. Two metre social distancing will be in place for all teaching and learning spaces with all activities being risk assessed and safety operating arrangements developed.

By following guidelines and keeping us informed of any changes we can all work together to help keep our Community safe.

Safezone

SafeZone lets you get help quickly in a personal emergency, or if someone needs first aid or general help. You can check in when you are working alone or in high risk areas, to share your status with the response team. SafeZone also sends you notifications in the event of an emergency, so you know what to do to stay safe.We would encourage you to download and use the Safezone app while you’re studying at Swansea.

Information about the app is available online here.

Monday September 7th, 2020

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