Covid-19 safety measures in our halls

In order to keep everyone safe, we need you all to play your part within halls. We ask you to not only respect the safety measures we have put in place, but to look out for one another and help us build a welcoming, safe and supportive environment. 

This page outlines our overarching COVID-19 arrangements for your halls. However, as things develop and change, it may be that these procedures are updated. 

Hall Policies and Procedures

COVID-19 safety measures in halls

Our overarching guidance for procedures in halls remains the same across all sites, due to the individual layout of each hall there are some slight variations to this guidance. Check notices within your hall for further details.

  • Face Coverings: All staff and students must also wear a face covering in enclosed communal spaces on University premises, or outdoors, where social distancing is not possible. This includes, for example, when queuing, entering, or leaving buildings. For clarity, face coverings are not required within self-contained student apartments but they should be worn in the enclosed public spaces when entering or leaving your student accommodation buildings (lifts, receptions, stairwells etc.). Face coverings are not a substitute for maintaining social distancing and this should still be maintained at all times within buildings in communal spaces and in our Receptions.
  • 2m distance: When you are outside of your apartment, you are expected to remain 2m apart at all times where possible. 
  • Regular handwashing: You should continue to practice excellent personal hygiene. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds or more and avoid touching your face.
  • Sanitising stations: There will be sanitising stations at the entrance to every hall of residence. 

Household bubbles within halls of residences

A Home Bubble is very simply your household in your university accommodation. Your Home Bubble will be the people you can interact with closely each day and will be your community and support network.

As part of your Home Bubble, you can socialise and support each other as a student community. This will be especially important as you adapt to life
in Lincoln and the blended learning environment that will form your academic timetable. In your Home Bubble you will be able to cook, socialise and hang out together and our team of Residential Wardens are here to support you with this. You will be invited to attend virtual events and activities in your first few weeks, as well as
in-person events with your Home Bubble.

 

Face covering policy

All staff and students must also wear a face covering in enclosed communal spaces on University premises, or outdoors, where social distancing is not possible. This includes, for example, when queuing, entering, or leaving buildings. For clarity, face coverings are not required within self-contained student apartments but they should be worn in the enclosed public spaces when entering or leaving your student accommodation buildings (lifts, receptions, stairwells etc.). Face coverings are not a substitute for maintaining social distancing and this should still be maintained at all times within buildings in communal spaces and in our Receptions.

Cleaning

We have increased the frequency in which our cleaners will be in halls cleaning communal areas such as stairwells, building entrances and our residences receptions and high-traffic areas. 

Maintenance in isolating flats

We will continue to undertake emergency repairs in apartments and rooms where students are self-isolating.

Repairs can be reported in the usual way by our online reporting form which can be found here https://lncn.ac/fixit 

Guest and visitors policy

At this time, it is not be possible to allow any guests within halls. This includes students living in other University of Lincoln residences.

We will keep this policy under review, and update you accordingly.