Updated 13 January 2022
Our students and staff have been fantastic in their response to the pandemic, and we are delighted to be welcoming you to our campuses for the 2021/22 academic year.
We recognise that you may have mixed emotions about returning to campus and we want everyone to feel welcome and safe. If you find that you need extra help to cope while you’re at University, the Wellbeing team is here to help you. In addition to the Wellbeing service, Togetherall is available and offers free, confidential 24/7 support online for all Brookes students. Register with your Brookes login details for free access.
Whilst many Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted the pandemic continues to have a significant impact on our lives. To protect the health and safety of our students, staff and the local community we have put in place a range of Covid-secure measures on campus including enhanced cleaning and increased ventilation of buildings.
We have retained our enhanced cleaning and increased ventilation measures and we ask everyone to follow the Covid-secure measures that remain in place across our campuses to help protect others by:
- Wearing face coverings, unless there is a medical exemption which you can indicate by wearing a sunflower lanyard
- Regularly washing or sanitising your hands and cleaning desks after use using the wipes provided
- Filling the room starting at the desk furthest from the door when attending in-person teaching
- Taking a lateral flow test either the evening before or the morning you return to campus for Semester 2. If you are unable to get hold of lateral flow tests, you will be able to collect them from all campuses and you should test as soon as you arrive. Keep testing twice-weekly with lateral flow tests to pick up any asymptomatic infection
- Reporting the results of your Covid-19 tests to the University and the NHS
- If you're unwell, don't come onto campus
- If you have Covid-19 symptoms, book a PCR test
- Getting vaccinated against Covid-19. If you still need to get your Covid-19 vaccinations, including your booster, you can book an appointment or find a walk-in clinic local to you or a walk-in clinic in Oxfordshire.
We know that the Covid-19 situation will continue to change so we have plans in place that will enable us to move forward in a way that is Covid-safe and allows us to take account of any changes in the national or local picture.
We will act in accordance with any measures that are introduced by the UK Government and authorities in response to the Covid-19 situation. We will always ask our students and staff to act in accordance with the latest guidelines.