Campus life 2020Covid-19 Community Commitment

University of Strathclyde Covid-19 Community Commitment

The global coronavirus pandemic means that now, more than ever, our personal and collective conduct and behaviours are critically important. The ways in which we all support each other to behave appropriately with care and consideration, and to uphold the values of our institution – People oriented, Collaborative, Ambitious, Innovative and Bold – will be the hallmark of the Strathclyde response.

The University of Strathclyde Covid-19 Community Commitment is for all of our students, staff and visitors. All those living, working, studying and visiting our campus are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with our values, uphold the University’s good name and reputation, and adhere to the principles which follow.  

As a Strathclyde student you should:

  1. Familiarise yourself and keep up to date with Scottish Government guidance, NHS and Public Health advice, and University information on Covid-19
  2. Adhere to guidance related to reducing the spread of Covid-19. This includes wearing a face covering in accordance with the University and Scottish Government requirements
  3. Observe good personal hygiene by washing your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and use hand-sanitisers where provided
  4. Observe social distancing requirements on and off campus and follow social distancing signage and one way systems
  5. Adhere to the current Scottish Government guidance on group gatherings by not attending or organising social gatherings or parties, either indoor or outdoor
  6. Download and install the NHS Protect Scot App to support contact tracing
  7. Take appropriate action if experiencing any Covid-19 symptoms - a high temperature or fever, a new continuous cough or a loss of, or change in sense of smell or taste. Self-isolate, request a test for coronavirus by the NHS Test and Protect Service right away and report these to putting 'Covid - Self Isolation' in the subject line
  8. Understand that breaches of the University and Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance will lead to disciplinary action in keeping with the Student Discipline Procedure
  9. Demonstrate empathy, respect and due consideration to others and contribute to an environment in which harassment, bullying, and victimisation are unacceptable in keeping with the University’s Dignity and Respect Policy
  10. Be inclusive and supportive and where possible and safe to do so, raise concerns directly with people behaving inappropriately in an open, constructive, and polite manner. Where unable to safely challenge, raise the concern via
  11. Respond in an open, positive, and respectful manner if your personal behaviour is challenged, listening carefully to understand the expressed concern, and adjust behaviour accordingly

Thank you for supporting our Covid-19 Community Commitment. Your personal commitment will help keep our community and our campus safe in these uncertain and extraordinary times.

If you have a concern about the behaviour of others but feel unable to raise this directly, please contact putting 'Covid Conduct - Escalated Concern' in the subject line. If the situation is urgent, or you feel that you are at risk of physical and verbal abuse, you can get support from University Security (on-campus) by calling +44 (0) 141 552 3333 or the Police (off-campus) by calling 999.