Make sure you know when and where you are legally required to wear face coverings, for example, on public transport and in shops.

There are limited exemptions to this, such as instances where wearing a face covering may pose a risk to the user, and there are some circumstances, for health, age or equality reasons, where people are not expected to wear face coverings. We support the hidden disabilities sunflower lanyard as a method for you to discretely indicate that you are exempt from mask use.

If people cannot wear face coverings for these reasons, please be kind and considerate.

UK government legal requirements may evolve, so please be aware of current signs and messages from the University.

Face coverings are largely intended to protect others. As such, members of our community and visitors are encouraged to wear face coverings in enclosed indoor spaces where social distancing of 2 metres cannot be observed. Of course, people can wear face coverings elsewhere on campus or in other settings if they feel comfortable doing so, and we would ask people to respect each other’s choices in this regard.

We understand it’s easy to have a moment where you forget these new rules. But please be prepared for others to gently remind you.