Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support

The safety of our community is of the utmost importance, and our priority is to provide a ‘COVID-secure’ working and learning environment for staff and students.

Safety measures on campus

The University continues to maintain safety measures on campus including increased cleaning of touch points and Co2 monitoring across our campuses. We are also following ventilation protocols in accordance with industry guidelines.

At Herts, we are continually monitoring the number of local cases and have planned for many different scenarios to ensure the safety of our staff, students and the local community. If there is a rise in the number of local cases we will act on the advice of government bodies, including Public Health England, the NHS, and Hertfordshire County Council.

If you would like to wear a face covering in university buildings, you can, and these are available to pick up from either main reception on campus, while stocks last. Face coverings are not mandatory on campus.


It is your personal choice whether you still wish to test or not. If you do have any COVID-19 symptoms (such as a high temperature or a new cough), the University asks that you stay at home, or if you’re on campus and fall ill, please go home.

If you are a placement student in a healthcare setting, you will be able to access testing.

Feeling unwell with COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms

If you’re a student, let your programme leader know that you won’t be able to attend any in-person classes, and if you’re not well enough to attend online classes.

If you’re a member of Herts staff, please stay at home and talk to your line manager about working arrangements. Read more on HertsHub.

Vaccine information

We encourage all students and staff to get the vaccine. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccination, please visit the NHS website.

Wellbeing support available

Our Student Wellbeing team are here to help you. You can also reach out to the Students’ Union and the University Chaplain who can provide advice and support.

Staff can speak to their line manager about any concerns, find help from our Wellbeing services, or can contact our free and impartial Employee Assistance Programme for support.