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Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 Response

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Your Actions, Your University

We are delivering planned in-person teaching and learning and Wider Student Experience activities, while maintaining a vigilant watch on how the latest wave of Covid-19 develops and making any adjustments as necessary.

Keeping our community safe

  • We all have a responsibility to protect others and do things that facilitate good practice to keep our community safe, particularly those who are more vulnerable.
  • We strongly recommend that staff, students and visitors, where they can, continue to wear face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where they come into contact with people they do not usually meet
  • Get vaccinated, get boosted, get protected. If you haven’t already, you can still get your Covid-19 vaccination or booster dose. Book your appointment online or find your nearest walk-in site on the NHS website.
  • Staff and students can still show their campus ID card to obtain LFT home test kits from one of the collection points around the University.

Last updated: 18/03/2022 (Created: June 2021)

Our latest staff and student communications

Wednesday 20 April 2022

Archived communications

You can reduce the risk of catching and passing on COVID-19 by:

Getting vaccinated - We all have a responsibility to help slow the transmission of Covid-19 and protect our community. Having your vaccines and a booster is one of the best ways of doing this.

Taking a test - Taking a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and staying at home and avoiding contact with other people if you test positive

Ventilating spaces - Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meeting outside. We have procedures in place to assess ventilation levels in internal spaces on campus. Capacities are based on ventilation and air quality and enable us to be considerate of everyone in our community and respect each other’s space.

Wearing a face covering - Wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when rates of transmission are high.

Washing your hands - Washing your hands and following advice to ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’.

Staying at home if you are unwell - For more information on the symptoms of Covid-19, please visit the NHS website.

Our latest staff and student communications

Covid-19 Incident Control Centre

The Covid-19 Incident Control Centre (ICC) is currently operating 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

The ICC can be contacted in the event of an incident by email or on 0191 334 0000. Outside of these hours, the telephone will be answered by Security.

To report a Covid-19 breach, call 101 to speak to the local police.