We all have a role to play in reducing the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). The actions below will reduce your chance of catching COVID-19 or passing it on to others. You should think about each point carefully and plan how you will follow this guidance in your daily life.
You should always try to stay 2 metres away from other people, wash your hands often, not touch your face and catch coughs and sneezes in a tissue. These actions are critical to reducing the transmission of COVID-19 in our communities.
More information is available on what you can do to protect yourself and others.
Cover you face
Wear a face covering in enclosed spaces unless you have a good reason not to.
More information is available on when to wear a face covering and how to make your own face covering.
Please wear a face covering when moving throughout the CODE building and in communal areas until you are seated 2ms apart from others.
Step 3 - roadmap out of Covid - 17 May
England is still under Covid measures, but some of the rules on what you can and cannot do will change on Monday 17th May. It's part of the roadmap out of lockdown set by the Government for England.
You can now:
- Meet up to 30 people outdoors and indoors you can meet 6 people or 2 households (each household can include a support bubble, if eligible).
- All higher education students are able to access in-person teaching - and if you haven't already you can return to CODE. Students should take a test before they travel.
- Instead of instructing you to stay 2m apart from anyone you don’t live with, you are encouraged to exercise caution and consider the guidance on risks associated with COVID-19 and actions you can take to help keep you and your loved ones safe.
- Indoor entertainment and attractions such as cinemas, theatres, concert halls, bowling alleys, casinos, amusement arcades, museums and children’s indoor play areas are permitted to open with COVID-secure measures in place.
- People can attend indoor and outdoor events, including live performances, sporting events and business events. Attendance at these events is capped according to venue type, and attendees should follow the COVID-secure measures set out by those venues.
- Indoor hospitality venues such as restaurants, pubs, bars and cafes can reopen.
- Organised indoor sport can take place for all. This includes gym classes. It must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take reasonable measures to reduce the risk of transmission.
- There is no longer a legal restriction or permitted reason required to travel internationally. A traffic light system for international travel has been introduced, and you must follow the rules when returning to England depending on whether you return from a red, amber or green list country.
Find out more about the Lockdown Measures.
What it means for living at CODE
- Our Office opening hours stay the same, but with extra precautions at the entrance. If you do visit the Office you must wear a mask/face covering over your mouth and nose. You may also be asked to wait outside while we control numbers.
- Our parcel service will continue – but again you must wear a mask or face covering when collecting parcels.
- You can still use the study spaces - you no longer need to book a study space.
- The CODE Gym is now open.
- The communal spaces are now open - but please do not gather in groups of more than 6.
- The laundry is open as normal.
SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19
If you have symptoms of COVID-19, stay in your flat and book a free test immediately. Closely follow the advice you are given when you book your test.
Information on how to book a test and advice on what to do next is available here.
You should also let us know by completing the Self Isolation form. We can then offer advice on how to keep yourself and others safe and well.
You should not leave CODE to go home in the event of an outbreak or restrictions being applied in a local area.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
The Student Space platform, offers mental support for students arising from this unprecedented situation.
We also have a range of support available to help look after your well-being.
BEING TOLD TO SELF-ISOLATE
If you are notified by NHS Test and Trace that you are a contact of a person with COVID-19, stay at home and follow the advice you are given.
More information is available on what to do if you are a contact of someone with COVID-19.
If you are returning from certain countries affected by COVID-19, stay at home and follow the advice you are given.
Find out which countries are affected.
If you are staying at home for any COVID-19 related reason, you should not go outside for any reason. You should not have visitors to your studio except for people who provide you with essential care.
You could be fined if you do not stay at home and self-isolate following a positive test result for COVID-19, or if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and instructed to self-isolate because you are a contact of someone who has had a positive test result.
From this date, if you test positive for COVID-19, it will also be an offence to knowingly provide false information about your close contacts to NHS Test and Trace.
Failure to comply with these requirements may result in a fine of up to £10,000.
ARRIVING IN ENGLAND
If you arrive in England and have travelled in a country on the banned travel list (sometimes called the ‘red list’) in the last 10 days, you will need to quarantine (self-isolate) in a government quarantine hotel for 10 days. You will need to book your hotel before you travel and 2 COVID-19 tests to take during your quarantine.
If you’re coming from a country that is not on the banned travel list, you will need to quarantine at CODE for 10 days. You will need to book 2 COVID-19 tests before you arrive to take during your quarantine.
Find more information on How to self-isolate when you travel to England.
If you are self isolating, you should not go outside for any reason. You should not have visitors to your studio except for people who provide you with essential care. At CODE we can help you if you are self-isolating.
You may receive a visit from a government official to check that you are self-isolating correctly.