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Masks compulsory on campus at University of Lincoln

When academic year starts in October

Face masks will need to be worn in certain areas of campus at the University of Lincoln as staff and students prepare for the start of the new academic year in October.

Staff, students and visitors will need to wear a suitable face covering in any enclosed communal space on the university’s premises, or where social distancing is not possible.

This includes the library and public areas of student accommodation blocks.

Visors will be provided for staff and students to wear in place of face coverings for any face-to-face teaching sessions, but there are a number of exceptions to the new policy for health, age and equality reasons.

Face coverings are also not needed if working alone or with colleagues in a staff bubble. Masks can also be removed for eating and drinking in designated areas.

Visitors will be expected to observe the face covering policy, including any exemptions. They should also remain on the campus for the minimum time necessary and should avoid unnecessary contact with staff and students during their visit.

There is also a requirement for each visitor to complete a declaration form 24 hours in advance of their visit.

See the new policies here.

Masks are already compulsory in a range of settings, including in shops and railway and bus stations.