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Keep well this winter

Updated Covid-19 guidance and advice for staying well this winter

1st November 2021

The University continues to monitor and review our Covid-19 measures, in light of the evolving situation aligned to Government guidance, as we progress into the winter months.

As always, the health and wellbeing of our staff and students remains our top priority. Positive cases amongst staff and students remain low, however in order to avoid the need for more stringent measures, we can all contribute to maintaining a safe campus environment.

The University currently has in place the following measures:

  • Strongly encouraging all staff, students and visitors to campus to wear face coverings unless exempt
  • Requiring the wearing of face coverings in certain parts of the campus, where there is potentially a higher risk of transmission
  • Providing additional face coverings for those on campus who don’t have their own
  • Refreshing signage across the campus’ to restate safety messages
  • Providing additional sanitisation stations across the campus buildings to promote good hand hygiene
  • Implementing ventilation measures to ensure fresh air circulation where practical, and the installation of mobile CO2 monitors
  • Providing home test kits via our LFD collect service

How you can help the Solent community to stay safe:

  • We are advising staff and students not to attend campus if they are feeling unwell or have Covid-19 or flu symptoms. If you feel unwell, please obtain a negative LFD test result before attending campus
  • Wear a face covering while moving around the campus and in high density areas such as corridors, when queuing, in lifts, and in social spaces
  • Ensure you are testing twice weekly and reporting the result on the NHS web site, inserting Solent as your place of work/study. More information on testing can be found on our website
  • Maintain social distancing where this is practical
  • Swipe your campus card against a Salto Reader at least once a day
  • Use the hand sanitisers provided when entering all buildings

To help keep the pressure off our emergency services this winter, if you need medical support you should go to one of the following, in severity order:

  • Contact a pharmacy - for common ailments and illnesses
  • Speak to your GP - for symptoms that don't go away
  • Phone NHS 111 - for urgent medical help that isn't an emergency
  • Visit an urgent treatment centre - for non life threatening injuries or illnesses
  • Dial 999 - For life or limb threatening emergencies

For all the latest guidance on keeping well this winter please visit our website >