COVID-19 advice and guidance

Latest update: 24/02/2022

Level 2 operating level
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On 21 February 2022, the Government announced that all remaining Covid restrictions would be removed from 24 February in England.

At Keele, we feel it is important to take a cautious approach as these changes come into force, and are therefore remaining at Operational Level 2.

We will continue to encourage staff and students to wear face coverings, limit room occupancies, and maintain current levels of room ventilation in educational settings, and to sustain our enhanced cleaning regimes and maintain the availability of hand sanitiser.  

While we will no longer restrict limits on levels of building occupancy for staff and research students, we anticipate that continued agile working practices will continue to ensure that we have reduced occupancy levels in buildings and shared offices.


Here’s how you can continue to protect yourself and others when you're on campus

Wear a mask We encourage you to wear a face covering

Including in lecture theatres, seminar rooms, laboratories and the Library. 

stay home Stay home if you test positive or have Covid symptoms

If you test positive for Covid-19 or have any symptoms then you should stay at home.

Hand sanitiser Help yourself to hand sanitiser

Please help yourself to the hand sanitiser stations around campus.

Get vaccinated Get vaccinated

We expect that all eligible staff and students will be vaccinated.

Be considerate Be considerate of others

We’ll be keeping our occupancy levels in certain spaces reduced; be considerate of those around you. 


From Thursday 24 February, staff and students will no longer be expected to notify the Covid Response Team of a suspected or confirmed Covid infection. We will however resume the use of established sickness absence reporting mechanisms in place before the start of the pandemic and continue to monitor these via existing approaches.