The university have released guidance around face mask coverings on campus, and we will be following the same basic principles in the SU building.
In line with the UK government's advice, you should wear a face covering in enclosed spaces where social distancing is not always possible and where you come into contact with others you do not normally meet.
- Face coverings are strongly encouraged on campus, both inside buildings and when moving around
- You can wear your own face coverings and the college will also provide two washable ones upon request to departmental administrators. Face coverings will also be on sale in campus shops
- Face coverings should be worn during classroom teaching, where the 2m distance cannot be achieved. There may be instances where you might need to see the mouth to access teaching and learning. The college will provide either face visors or full height Perspex screens with clear panels to departments to support communication
- Where identified as a mandatory requirement for particular roles through risk assessment, the college will provide face coverings or masks to staff.
- Wearing a face covering all day may be uncomfortable. If you’re alone in a room, or outside and with plenty of space, take breaks from wearing your face covering
What to do if you can't wear a face covering
There may be good reasons why you’re not able to wear a face covering due to a disability or other long-term condition. The college are encouraging those who can't use face coverings to use a face covering exemption card, available from the main reception in the Richard Hoggart Building.
We must all be sensitive to those unable to use face coverings for whatever reason and behave respectfully towards all members of the community at this time.
Social distancing on campus
Current guidance on maintaining distance on the Goldsmiths campus is:
- When moving around campus, keep 2m apart wherever possible
- Where this isn't possible, maintain a distance of 1.5 meters, with risk mitigation measures in place. This includes, but is not limited to wearing of face coverings
- There are floor markings and signage to help maintain social distancing. The floor markings will help tell you which direction you can walk when?moving around campus
- Lift usage is restricted to one person at a time, so please queue if you need to use one. Ideally, lifts should only be used by those who have difficulty using stairs or those carrying heavy objects