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The Government has now lifted Plan B restrictions which were put in place in response to the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

There are no changes to the delivery of teaching, which will continue in person, or access to study spaces on campus. The working from home guidance has also been lifted.

We strongly recommend wearing face coverings in lectures, lab sessions, exams and communal indoor spaces, unless exempt.

Students and staff should continue to take an LFD test (for asymptomatic testing) to check for Covid-19 routinely twice a week.

Lateral flow tests are available free of charge to staff and students at both our Middlesbrough and Darlington campuses. Please do not come on to campus if you have any symptoms or are feeling unwell.

Those with symptoms should book a PCR test.

Vaccinations and boosters are the best way to protect yourself, your friends and family, and the University community.

If you have had your second dose at least three months ago you are now eligible for a booster.

If you are registered with a GP, you can book your free appointment through the National Booking Service website, or by calling 119.

National Booking Service

If you are not registered with a GP, you can still request to book your Covid-19 vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.

Local GP practice

Please continue to practice good hygiene, access regular testing and do not come onto campus if you are displaying any symptoms.

Keeping our campus community safe

We have a number of additional safety measures in place to help protect our students and staff.

Regular COVID-19 testing

To help keep everybody safe, students and staff should take an LFD test twice a week.

Lateral Flow Device (LFD) kits are available to collect from the University which will enable you to carry out tests at home.

Find out more

Keeping you safe

Reporting Coronavirus symptoms

It is vital that staff and students report any symptoms of coronavirus to help keep our University community safe.

Students: Email studentwellbeing@tees.ac.uk
Staff: Please inform your line manager.

Campus Community Pledge

We all have a critical role to play in reducing the spread of Covid-19 and we have put measures in place to prioritise the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone on our campus. Our Campus Community Pledge sets out the behaviours we must all adopt to protect and support each other.

Read our Campus Community Pledge

Face coverings

Face Coverings have been provided to staff and students and we strongly recommend wearing face coverings in lectures, alongside lab sessions and communal indoor spaces, unless exempt.



COVID-19 guidance

This 'at a glance' guidance provides the latest summary and advice for our staff and students as the Government continues with its roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions.

COVID-19 at a glance guide


Procedures and guidance

We have carried out a comprehensive risk assessment as a key part of our recovery planning and have also implemented strict social distancing guidance to keep our campus safe. Read the full documents below, along with additional safety procedures and guidance.
More information for staff on the HR Unity pages


We will continue to keep this website updated with the latest information and notify students and staff of any key developments.

The University has followed guidance from local health teams and Government as we implement our return to campus plans for the new academic year. The information presented on this page is therefore subject to change and we recommend that you regularly check back for the most up to date information.

Page last updated: 26/01/2022

Support for staff and students

#TeamTeesside

As a University #TeamTeesside is proud to be supporting the national effort to tackle Coronavirus (Covid-19) and help our University community to stay positive.

See what our students and staff have been doing and access our health and well-being advice and guidance.

More about #TeamTeesside

Symptoms and advice

Symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • High temperature
  • New, continuous cough
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.

Advice

We continue to follow the latest advice from Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the World Health Organisation and would encourage you to refer to these websites for the most up to date information.

If you have any concerns, please contact studentwellbeing@tees.ac.uk, or for medical advice contact NHS 111.

Additional information

Staff

If you have any concerns about your health and wellbeing, or questions and concerns relating to your work, please contact your line manager.

If you have any concerns about a student who may be exhibiting symptoms, please report this to studentwellbeing@tees.ac.uk.

Other concerns

We understand that our students may have concerns for themselves or for friends and family at this time. Our student support teams are here to help and can be contacted via studentwellbeing@tees.ac.uk.

Assessment information

Students

If you have any concerns, please contact studentwellbeing@tees.ac.uk and for medical advice contact NHS 111

If you need to contact your Academic School, you can do so at the following email addresses:

If you have any concerns about your visa please contact international.compliance@tees.ac.uk

Postgraduate research studies

Please read the following information for postgraduate research (PGR) students and supervisors about PGR studies.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about PGR studies and examinations
Process for remote viva examinations

Help for business from Teesside University

Through this challenging time, Teesside University is here to help your organisation make the most of the special package of support that we have put in place.
Find out more about our support

Frequently asked questions

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Further information

If you have any concerns, please contact studentwellbeing@tees.ac.uk and for medical advice contact NHS 111