Please remember- Face coverings are mandatory in most indoor public places across Wales.

What is the University position on wearing a face covering?

Four people wearing difference facemasks

 

As a reasonable measure, face coverings must be worn in the following scenarios unless you are exempt;

  • In all University areas accessible to the public including: foyers, reception areas, corridors, lifts, stairways, conveniences, shops and libraries.
  • When 2m social distancing cannot be maintained (unless it has been identified in a risk assessment that this would be unsafe).
  • When moving around a space such as an open plan office, learning and teaching environment or catering venue.
  • Where identified on a risk assessment as an appropriate control measure.
  • When requested, where there are clinically extremely vulnerable students or staff or those who are at increased risk from COVID-19, including those who were previously shielding.

The University strongly recommends that you continue to wear a face covering in the following scenarios;

  • When seated and socially distanced in a multi occupancy office.
  • When seated and socially distanced in an examination.
  • When seated and socially distanced in a learning and teaching environment, such as lecture theatres, classrooms and computer suite.
  • When socially distanced in a research laboratory or workshop, where activity risk assessments permit.
  • When working as part of a defined contact group in a learning and teaching environment.  Students are not required to be socially distanced within defined contact groups.
  • When working as part of a defined contact group in teaching laboratories, clinical settings and workshops, where activity risk assessments permit.  Students are not required to be socially distanced within defined contact groups.

If a student or member of staff has a medical condition or disability and is exempt from wearing a face covering or mask, they can choose to wear a sunflower lanyard, carry an exemption card or download a digital exemption on to a mobile phone, and not feel anxious about being challenged for not wearing a face covering.

We are continuously adding to our student FAQs so please visit our web pages for the latest guidance.

Monday September 20th, 2021

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