From Friday 1 April the government will end free symptomatic and asymptomatic testing for the general public as part of their approach to ‘Living with Covid-19'. Vaccines will remain the first line of defence against Covid-19 to live with and manage the virus. As we return to ‘business as usual’ across the country, the following changes will take place at Salford.
With the removal of free testing, we will no longer be using the online reporting forms to track the daily number of Covid cases amongst staff and students from Friday 1 April.
We will continue with our enhanced cleaning regime, the supply of sanitiser stations around campus and our approach to ventilation for the foreseeable future. Please do continue to follow public health advice to minimise the chance of catching Covid. This includes maintaining good hand hygiene, letting fresh air in when meeting indoors, and staying away from campus if you are unwell, just as you would with any other illness. Whilst there is no legal requirement to isolate if you have Covid-19 or symptoms, we strongly recommend that you stay at home and avoid contact with others for at least five full days.
We continue to encourage personal responsibility as we all adjust to living with Covid-19. Students can find our updated FAQS on the Student Hub and if you have any questions or concerns that haven’t been addressed then please do reach out to askUS for additional support.