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Durham University

Covid-19 Response

Health and wellbeing

Wellbeing and support

You can visit our Student Support and Wellbeing pages for further information on the support network available to you at Durham.

Colleges also remain open and available to all students with concerns or queries, with student support, administrative and development staff remaining contactable via telephone and email in the first instance. Contact details are available here.

An overview of how to access support services and other university facilities can also be found in the following FAQ:

Health and safety

List of FAQs

+Why do I need to wear a face covering (mask)?

  • My mask protects you, your mask protects me. Durham University is a community of students and staff. We all have a responsibility to protect each other. Your actions, your University.
  • Requiring students to wearing a mask and follow other University Covid mitigation measures, such as regular testing, are what enable us to offer in-person teaching and learning.
  • Good room ventilation – both mechanical and natural – mitigates against aerosols (very small particles). It does not, however, mitigate against droplets that are released when a person is speaking. At a distance of 1.5 metres or more, these droplets are removed from the air by gravity. A properly worn face covering protect others who are within 1.5 metres of a speaker by blocking the release of droplets. It also reduces surface contamination.
  • Please think about the type of face covering you are wearing. Valved face coverings, scarfs and snoods provide limited mitigation. Three-layered reusable or disposable face coverings, worn over the mouth and nose, provide the best protection.

Ventilation