New Face Coverings Recommendations on Campus

The safety of students, staff and visitors is of the utmost importance to the College and we continually monitor Government announcements and guidelines. Following recent announcements by the Government, the College has determined that the wearing of face covering is mandatory students, staff and visitors in communal areas of the College (e.g. corridors, stairways, malls, reception areas, library, shop, toilets).

We require students, staff and visitors to adhere to this requirement. We will respect that a small number of individuals may not be able to wear face masks due to underlying health conditions.

When using face coverings it is important that you follow the guidance below:

  • When re-usable face coverings are removed they must not be left on desks. They should be stored in pockets or bags, ideally in a sealed plastic bag.
  • Always wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitiser before putting a face covering on and after removal of the face covering.
  • Face coverings must cover your nose, mouth and chin.
  • Discard any used disposable face coverings in the bins around the college.

As many of you will already be using face coverings for journeys on public transport or for visiting shops, we are anticipate this won’t present a significant change to your routine.

We are hopeful this additional measure will reassure you and help you to continue to feel safe in College. May we assure you that New College Durham continues to remain open during the localised lockdown in line with the Government and local authority guidance. We have a range of safety measure in place across the campus and students’ issued timetables will continue as normal.