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Covid-19: keeping our campus and community safe

The Government, in response to the newly identified Covid variant, has made face coverings mandatory in some settings from Tuesday. Following this, the University has now adopted a policy that everyone must wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces (unless you have an exemption - Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyards are available from Disability Services).

This change to the face covering rule is because the new variant could be more infectious and, as such, extra precautions are being taken while its impact is being assessed.

This will include but is not limited to, wearing face masks in lecture theatres, in the Atrium, Student Central, and in campus retail outlets.

In addition to this, you should continue to take precautions to help keep everyone safe, including:

  • washing and sanitising your hands regularly
  • giving others space
  • mixing outside if possible, or letting the air in if indoors
  • getting both doses of the vaccine
  • taking regular lateral flow tests and following the Government’s instruction to record results
  • staying at home if you are feeling unwell/have COVID-19 symptoms
  • letting the University know if you have COVID-19 symptoms or receive a positive result

We will continue to keep guidance and advice under review and update our policy as necessary.

Campus safety

What we’re doing to keep you safe on campus and how to keep yourself - and others - safe.

Campus life

What we’re doing to give you the best possible student experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Teaching & learning

What we’re doing to ensure you receive a high-quality education in a safe and welcoming learning environment.


Find out what to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms and the current number of reported cases at the University.

Health information and support

The University of Bradford is commited to ensuring all our staff, students and visitors feel safe on campus which is why we've made information available on advice and guidance.

Your wellbeing is our priority

We've put together a range of support, guidance and resources to help keep our community safe:

Public health information

Get the latest information, guidance and resources on Coronavirus from public bodies:

Testing for students and staff

We still need to remain vigilant and be mindful of our actions in order to limit any further spread of the disease – it is, therefore, important to note that social distancing, mask wearing, and testing guidelines remain in place.

The Government is providing home testing kits to students and staff to increase testing uptake and help limit virus transmission.

Upon return to campus, all students and staff are encouraged to take three supervised tests (three to five days apart) at an asymptomatic testing site on campus - this is currently located in the Great Hall in the Richmond Building. Booking can be accessed via this link.

After this, students and staff will also have access to home testing kits throughout the summer term through both the Government’s offer of free rapid LFD tests twice weekly to everyone in England, and ‘University Collect’ services, under which universities will distribute tests from communal locations on campus, such as libraries. This is in addition to the onsite testing already offered.

All tests will be free, and all students and staff who test positive from an LFD test will need to self-isolate for 10 days, unless they receive a negative PCR test within two days.