Estates and Facilities have been working with colleagues across the University to create a safe and secure environment ready to welcome our current and new students back.
Maintaining a safe environment
Cleaning Services are delivering their comprehensive Cleaning Plan as part of buildings reopening. The team are carrying out a thorough clean of campus facilities in line with the senior management plan of building opening schedules. Cleaning methods, equipment, cleaning and sanitising products are being investigated and reviewed where necessary to facilitate any changes required for the future, Public Health England guidelines and industry best practice are all being taken into consideration in decision making.
Re-designing for social distancing
A team of project managers from the Design Team are supporting the re-opening of buildings, from re-designing the internal layout to meet social distancing guidelines, to supporting Schools and Faculties in correctly interpreting the health and safety guidance when re-opening the buildings.
Ensure the safety of everyone on campus
Since the lockdown started Security Services have continued to provide a 24/7 presence on campus. To ensure the safety of those staff and students still working or in residences, they are deploying more high visibility patrols around University property.
Continuing to develop campus
Whilst a high percentage of campus development projects remain on hold for the indefinite future, the team have been trying to mobilise projects based on contracts and urgency of completion. This includes the Clothworkers refurbishment and plans to progress the completion of Levels 4 and 9 of the Faculty of Biological Sciences refurbishment. Several asbestos works to buildings across campus have been completed to all the plantrooms across campus.
All staff and contractors are strictly adhering to Public Health England/Government guidelines on Covid 19.
Communicating new safety measures
The FD Marketing and Communications team have worked with colleagues from across the University and an external agency ClearHead to communicate to students and staff the measures our services have put in place to ensure their safety. As well as how you can help us keep everyone safe.