Hospital Clients and Visitors

Staff and Researchers

Safety on Campus

Campus Services


1. Assume personal responsibility to safeguard the whole RVC community

  • Commitment
  • Risk assessment a personal responsibility
  • Protection of vulnerable individuals

2. Implement individual health and safety practices and protocols

  • Supply and use of RVC face masks and other PPE
  • Continued observation of hand washing and disinfection
  • Observation of social distancing and other behaviours
    • Outdoors no less than 2 metres when not wearing a covering 
    • Indoors, face coverings mandatory unless seated at a desk and socially distanced by at least 2m
    • The only exception that allows for less than 2m social distancing and no face covering is when within a social bubble in accommodation for on-campus students. Face coverings are not mandatory in this setting
    • Special rules and PPE will apply in clinical facilities
  • Compliance with quarantine requirements and self-isolation where required
  • Compliance with testing and contact tracing

3. Observe restrictions and instructions in physical spaces

  • Campus density restrictions
  • Commitment to redesign learning spaces
  • Prioritisation of practical and clinical sessions
  • Observation of group size and learning bubble requirements
  • Reorganisation and re-prioritisation of accommodation provision
  • Consideration of needs of others to work in same/contiguous spaces

4. Advance our educational, research and clinical missions in a safe and responsible way

  • Safety a priority over all other considerations
  • Minimising risk wherever possible, whilst recognising that zero risk is not possible
  • Assessment of critical career, needs-based access to laboratories and clinical caseload
  • Rescheduling and shift-based approach to all facilities
  • Apply robust safety protocols for dealing with our collaborators, clients and necessary visitors

5. Be flexible in our expectations, recognising they are for the wellbeing of all

  • Managed return to campuses
  • Provision of quality blended learning and teaching options
  • Altered priority for accommodation
  • Phased, flexible and altered timetabling
  • Safe scheduling of laboratory access
  • Working from home and/or on campus

6. Anticipate and plan for emergencies, outbreaks and other contingencies

  • Pause
  • Contain
  • Test
  • Control

We will:

Prioritise safety and wellbeing

Use science-based rationale

      Implement risk-based planning and protocols 

     Provide our community with PPE and other COVID-19 critical control materials

 Deliver high quality teaching, research, clinical care and professional services

 Work towards our Strategic Plan 2019-21

Meet all our accreditation standards

Take all reasonable steps to prevent and control outbreaks of COVID-19 at the RVC

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