COVID-19: keeping you safe on campus

We continue to work hard to ensure the health and safety of our community, with measures on campus including

  • Ventilation of teaching and learning spaces 
  • Timetabling to mitigate against overcrowding
  • Regular and thorough cleaning throughout campus 
  • Hand sanitisers in place at entrances, exits and throughout buildings

The Government has announced increasing measures to protect public health and restrict the spread of Covid-19 in response to the new Omicron variant. These new measures, introduced on Tuesday 30 November, include the compulsory wearing of face coverings on public transport and in shops. 

In light of these latest developments, we now require you to wear a face covering in all University buildings. 

This applies to all staff, students and visitors across all settings and includes;

  • When attending lectures and seminars and whilst queuing to go into lectures 
  • When queuing to be served and moving within campus cafes and eating areas
  • The SPAR shop and other HUSU commercial outlets
  • When moving around office spaces and meeting rooms
  • When in communal areas within accommodation such as stairwells, entrance lobbies and laundry rooms
  • When in busy places outdoors such as the entrances to buildings

The wearing of face coverings is required indoors, unless exempt. 

We are actively encouraging all students and staff to have two vaccines and to regularly take part in Covid-testing, and are working with local authorities to help facilitate this. Further information on our vaccination programme and Covid-testing is available through the links below.

We are also advocating that our community acts considerately and with empathy in relation to personal space, respecting that some people will feel more comfortable maintaining a wider distance from others.

We will continue to monitor and adapt to changes in Government guidance to ensure the safety of our university community. 

International Students

If you are an international student and unable to travel because of restrictions, and/or if you need to self-isolate on arrival, we will keep in touch with further details on support available. Check our arrivals page for guidance on planning your journey to Hull and read about our remote study policy.


We continue to encourage all members of our community to take the opportunity to be vaccinated. 

For those who still require a vaccination we are offering vaccines on campus at the Dennison Centre on Cottingham Road and more information and can be booked online. More information is shared through our regular ebulletins, on social media and across campus.

Covid-19 vaccines have saved an estimated 84,600 lives, 23.4 million infections and 66,900 hospitalisations have been prevented up to 6 August. It is the best way to protect yourself and others from serious infection, and it’s important that you get your first and second dose for maximum protection.

New students

If you aren’t registered with a GP anywhere, it’s definitely a good idea to do this as soon as possible, but you can still access a vaccine by finding your nearest walk-in clinic. You do not need to bring any ID. 

Vaccinations are available to international students studying in England, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. 

Current measures to keep you safe on campus
Lateral flow testing
Local Test Centre
COVID-19 and
Student support