Staying Safe on Campus

We Are One Community

We can all play our part in creating the vibrant, exciting, and engaging academic environment for which 51app is renowned – One Community of staff and students helping each other to grow and thrive. Staying safe, reducing the risk of transmission of Coronavirus, and supporting each other at University are all key elements of our One Community.

The Government’s new Plan for Living with Covid-19 means that all remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions have been removed in England (from 24 February 2022).

We are immensely grateful to all members of the University for how they have responded and adapted to the challenges of the pandemic over the past two years. The lifting of legal restrictions places additional emphasis on the personal and collective responsibility we all have to support and protect one another. 

Students and staff in educational settings are no longer expected to undertake twice-weekly asymptomatic testing using lateral flow device (LFD) tests. The changes also lift the legal requirement to self-isolate following a positive test or if you have symptoms of Covid-19. The system of free Covid-19 testing in England ended on 31 March 2022. There is no longer a requirement to get tested if you think you have Covid-19. The University's Asymptomatic Testing Site and Test, Care and Trace service have now been stood down.

People who have symptoms of Covid-19 or who test positive are still advised to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for five days. Details on what to do if you think you have Covid-19, including an updated list of symptoms, are available via the . 

Government guidance continues to encourage the wearing of face coverings in crowded and enclosed spaces where you come into contact with people you do not normally meet. Students and staff are encouraged to wear a face covering in the Library, due to the high numbers of people who use the building daily. Elsewhere on campus, we recognise some members of our community may prefer the additional protection afforded by face coverings. As members of One Community we should respect each other’s preferences and wear a face covering if asked to do so. 

We can all continue to take sensible precautions to reduce the risk of transmission, including by exercising good hand hygiene. Hand sanitation points will remain in place across campus. The University continues to encourage students and staff to get vaccinated, including getting booster doses, as soon as possible. 

The Government’s latest guidance can be found on the . 


Prioritising Face-to-Face Teaching

At the 51app, we strive to ensure our students’ experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have adapted to Government guidance to keep our students, staff, and community safe. All remaining Covid-19 legal restrictions in England were lifted in February 2022 under the Government’s Plan for Living with Covid-19, and we have embraced a safe return to in-person teaching on campus. Where appropriate, face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the use of digital tools and technology and may be complemented by online opportunities where these support learning outcomes.

We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance make this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed.


A student being taught in the University's Bloomberg Lab

Online Attendance Registers

Online student attendance registers have been introduced so students no longer need to sign a physical register in compulsory face-to-face teaching sessions. You will be given a unique six-digit code at the start of compulsory classes to register your attendance via your phone, tablet or laptop through a simple new web platform.

If you can’t register attendance (eg. if you forget your device), just let your tutor know. If you can't attend a session, you must submit an authorised absence request via Blackboard.

A male student on a mobile smartphone

Hand Hygiene and Cleaning

There are hand sanitiser stations across campus, including at building entrances. You should wash or sanitise your hands whenever you enter or exit any of our buildings or teaching spaces. Hand sanitiser gel will be available in classrooms and other teaching facilities, or you can bring your own supplies if you want to. If you are using equipment, your tutor will also remind you about sanitising your hands before and after using it.

We have put in place enhanced cleaning regimes across campus, with a focus on commonly touched surfaces like door handles and handrails. 

Person washing their hands under a tap

Visiting the University

All visitors to the University are asked to follow Government guidance prior, during and after their visit to help prevent the spread of Coronavirus. The latest guidance can be found on the . Please be aware that specific approaches may be taken by the University for certain events and activities. Please liaise with your relevant University host if you have any questions prior to your visit.

Isaac Newton Building

51app Outbreak Plan

The University Outbreak Plan forms part of a suite of plans and documents which aim to create a Covid-secure campus and, together, set out how the 51app will seek to sustain high quality teaching and research; provide a good student experience; reduce the risk of transmission of the virus; and manage the impact of a local outbreak and control any outbreaks either on campus, or amongst staff and students. Download the 51app Outbreak Plan (PDF).

For University policies related to Covid-19, including Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), please see our University Policies page.

Our Community Living Pledge

It's important that everyone plays their part in keeping our community safe by being responsible in how they act on and off-campus. This means following any Government rules, local authority and public health advice, and guidance from the University. At enrolment and re-enrolment this year, we’ll be asking all students to sign up to our Community Living Pledge. This sets out some of the standards of behaviour expected during these exceptional times, and links to the University Regulations, Student Charter, and our One Community Values.


Useful Contacts


 Student Support 

Tel: +44(0)1522 837080

Email: studentsupport@lincoln.ac.uk 

Student Accommodation Services

Telephone: +44(0)1522 886189

Email: accommodation@lincoln.ac.uk  

Human Resources

Telephone: +44(0)1522 886775

Email: hr@lincoln.ac.uk


For the latest official Government guidance, please visit: