How are we keeping COVID safe

We'll keep this page updated with relevant information about what we're doing to keep our spaces open and accessible, whilst keeping you safe. If you have any questions, please email us at


COVID Safe Charter

A new COVID Safe Charter has been published by the University of Greenwich. It sets out how students and staff should behave during the pandemic and what you can expect from the University, Greenwich Students' Union (GSU) and Greenwich and Kent Students' Union (GKSU). The key messages are:

- We should all follow guidelines set by the University and government, and observing measures to ensure campuses are COVID safe.
- We will all be respectful and sensitive towards others and the communities around us.
- These will be adapted where necessary if there are changes, and students and staff will be kept informed and up-to-date.
- Communication about changes and information will be open and transparent
- The University will work with local authorities and any other institutions and agencies to protect the communities around them.
- Blended offers will be available for learning and socialising.
- Advice and wellbeing support will be available to students and staff.

Click here to read the full Charter. 


Welcome Desk in Dreadnought

The Front of House reception will be open from 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.   


Avery Hill Reception

This has now re-opened. 


Sanitising stations

We will have sanitising stations at both the entrance and exit to the student group corridor that students must use when arriving and exiting. 


Social distancing measures in place

Signage is up indicating that students and staff are required to always walk on the left side at all times in all GSU areas, whilst still adhering to the 2 metre social distancing requirement. 


Dreadnought Atrium

The furniture in the Atrium will have clear signage of where you can and cannot sit. Furniture will be removed and positions amended to ensure there is always 2 metre social distancing in place.


Room bookings

Updated 16th April 2021 - our Room Bookings are now open for private academic use.

Regular Covid tests

The government is clear that regular testing is a key part of a safe return to campus.

Students attending campus for an essential reason - which include where your course is resuming face to face teaching, or to use campus libraries, must get a rapid Covid test twice weekly, with around three days between tests. Testing sites are available on campus.

Queen Anne testing site.


Postgraduate Room in Dreadnought

The Postgraduate Room will be out of use until further notice.


Lower Deck and Change

Updated 16th April 2021 - the Lower Deck will re-open for private hire on May 17th. Change will remain closed until further notice.


Test and Trace

We will be using track and trace for our events, where you scan into a space or an event we will hold that data for 21 days. The University is also using NHS Test and Trace in its spaces including libraries.

We are encouraging all students to use the NHS Test and Trace app. 


NHS Test and Trace