Visiting safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Important information for visitors at our large-scale on-campus university student recruitment events

In line with government guidelines, as event organisers, we have issued an advisory code of conduct to attendees at our large-scale on-campus university student recruitment events.

We advise visitors to our student recruitment events to:

  • Undertake your own health risk assessment, consider if you wish to travel to and attend an on-campus event (taking into account your own age and any health conditions or vulnerabilities).

  • Follow any relevant guidance on travel. For our events with an international audience, this should include relevant regulations on international travel, such as testing and quarantine measures. Read more foreign travel advice.

  • Check for symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a high temperature, a new and persistent cough, or a loss of/change in your sense of taste or smell) before travelling to the event. If you or anyone you live with have one or more of these symptoms (even if they are mild), they should not attend and should follow the guidance on testing and self-isolation.
  • Please do not attend the event if you need to self-isolate, such as because you have been asked to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace, are required to isolate after travel, or because you are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Adhere to any relevant COVID-19 safety measures in place at the event, such as by observing directions given by student ambassadors on campus.
  • Visitors attending nursing and midwifery sessions. Due to the clinical setting within our clinical skills simulation wards there will be extra safety measures in place. All visitors will be expected to wear a face covering, temperatures will be taken on arrival and you will be asked some COVID-19 screening questions. All visitors will be expected to sign in on arrival and due to a limit on space there may also be a wait before entering the simulation wards. Full details on these safety measures will be emailed to you prior to the open day.
  • Plymouth, along with the wider South West, has been listed by the Government as an Enhanced Response Area (for more details, see Plymouth City Council ERA). In response to the region becoming an ERA, the University reviewed its safety control measures in place and planned to strengthen our messaging on the wearing of face coverings.
  • Please wear a face covering indoors within communal locations and outside in crowded areas to protect yourself and others.
  • This is in addition to our enhanced safety control measures, which include increased ventilation and cleaning regimes and encouragement to staff and students to become vaccinated, as well as to take regular lateral flow tests.
  • Please use the NHS COVID-19 app and scan our QR code poster at the event to support NHS Test and Trace. However, this is not a condition of entry.

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