Nottingham Trent University releases Term 2 COVID-19 guidance

As students head into Term 2, Nottingham Trent University has released its updated guidelines for staying safe on campus.

Students will continue to receive in-person teaching in line with the timetable that has been given out in December.

They should test using lateral flow tests twice a week for COVID-19, including before students return to campus.

Students are able to collect lateral flow tests from the main reception desk across all campuses during opening hours, order them from the government website or get them from their local collection point.

Face coverings should be worn inside all NTU buildings, including during lectures and seminars, unless exempt.

Students are advised to take their COVID-19 vaccination or booster jab when they are able to.

Booking can be done via the NHS website and there are several sites operating walk-in systems. 

If students test positive for COVID-19, they should let the university know and should start self-isolating immediately.

A PCR test is not required to confirm a positive lateral flow test.

Students should complete the NTU Coronavirus Tracking form in order for the university to support students during their isolation.   

Joshua Packham, a third-year Product Design student, said that it is sensible to wear a mask to stop the virus, especially when infection rates are high

“It is currently mandatory in a lot of other places as well, so it makes sense”, he continued.

Elina Sandy-Hindmarch, a third-year Psychology student, said that if it makes other people more comfortable and safe, then she is happy to wear them. 

This guidance differs from the University of Nottingham, which has made wearing a face mask compulsory within university settings, unless exempt.

Lead image: Rucsandra Moldoveanu

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