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Covid-19: keeping our campus and community safe

This page is to remind you of the UK Government’s guidance in relation to managing Covid-19 infections and our own safety measures on campus, which will remain open as planned for:

  • in-person teaching and assessment
  • support for students
  • research activity
  • activities to keep the campus open and services operating for students, including entertainment and leisure

​​​​​​​Please help to keep yourself and each other safe by following and supporting the measures and guidance in place on campus. These are:

Wear a mask. In line with Government guidance, everyone must wear a face covering in all indoor public spaces, unless exempt. This includes in teaching spaces, lecture theatres, the Atrium, Student Central, in lifts and corridors, and in campus retail outlets. ​​​​​​​

To aid communication for staff in teaching spaces, there is a supply of face coverings with a transparent panel available through Health and Safety

Grab a jab. Getting all doses of your Covid-19 vaccine is the greatest hope of keeping infection rates down. Anyone over 18 can visit a walk-in vaccination centre. You can find your nearest centre here, or you can book a vaccine appointment in advance by calling 119

Test regularly. Students must take a test before they travel back to term-time accommodation.​​​​​​​ Once on campus students and staff should continue to test twice a week at home with lateral flow device (LFD) test kits, 3-4 days apart. You can pick up lateral flow kits on campus, from your local pharmacy (find your nearest in Bradford) or order online. On completion it is important that you report the test result to help the NHS monitor the spread of the virus, combat the virus and save lives.

Stay at home if you are feeling unwell/have COVID-19 symptoms

Let the University know if you have COVID-19 symptoms or receive a positive result by completing our form

Remember hands, face, space:

  1. wash and sanitise your hands regularly
  2. wear a face-covering
  3. give others space, mix outside if possible, or let the air in if indoors

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.