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Safety on campus

Last Updated: 24 July 2020

We will adhere to all UK government guidelines as a minimum. On campus, this means:

  • All buildings have been comprehensively surveyed to ensure we maintain social distancing requirements. New coronavirus (Covid-19) signage, including one-way systems with dedicated entrances and exits, will safely manage pedestrian traffic throughout our campus buildings.
  • We will clean and disinfect to UK government-advised standards and provide additional hand sanitising stations and cleaning materials throughout campus.
  • We have increased prioritised cleaning throughout our buildings to ensure all study, teaching and social spaces are as safe as possible.
  • We have increased building ventilation systems in compliance with the UK government Health and Safety Executive coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines.
  • We have maintained existing health and safety systems within our buildings throughout the lockdown.
  • In line with UK government guidance, we recommend face coverings in enclosed spaces, as these may help prevent transmission.

Your accommodation

  • We will check every Lancaster University-owned or managed room to make sure it is safe and comfortable before you arrive.
  • We will clean every Lancaster University-owned or managed room, kitchen and bathroom professionally to make sure that it is hygienic.
  • All our rooms come with high-speed internet so you’ll be able to keep in touch and access all the online resources you’ll need to help you work and play at Lancaster.
  • Our dedicated maintenance team will make sure that any repairs are carried out by a skilled member of staff who is trained in physical distancing.

Your college

  • Our unique college communities will host online and physically distanced in-person welcome events to help you settle in and start meeting people.
  • Friendly college and accommodation staff are here to answer your immediate questions and to offer advice, online or in-person, and will be available throughout the arrivals process, welcome period and beyond into term time to provide any assistance or support that you may need.
  • Our large social spaces will be ready for you to meet other new students whilst enabling you to physically distance.
  • All our staff are being trained to make sure they keep you coronavirus (Covid-19) secure.
  • Every college has 24-hour security cover to provide help around the clock and keep you safe.

Your arrival

  • We’ll be inviting you to campus from slightly earlier than normal to let you settle in with your new household and give you more time to discover your way around safely.
  • We’re allowing students who may need to self-isolate to arrive early so they don’t have to interrupt their studies - and if you need to self-isolate, we’ll assist you with food and the essentials and will make sure that you have all the information you need to begin to live your life at Lancaster.

Your wellbeing

  • There are lots of places to shop and eat on campus, but we’ll help you shop online if you need to and can even cook meals to take the hassle away.
  • Our campus doctor and pharmacy are here to help with a wide range of medical needs.
  • For students with specific vulnerabilities to coronavirus (Covid-19) we will discuss your needs, to support your study and life at Lancaster prior to your arrival.

Keeping in touch

Our unique iLancaster app is the way to find out what’s happening at the University. Use it to find out about your timetable, events and college; keep in touch with us if you are having any difficulties or concerns, ask for help or report faults - from when a washing machine is free to when the next bus from campus is.