Covid and campus life information

Working together to keep our campus and Winchester safe

As we begin the new academic year, we want to update students and staff on how we all continue to live with COVID-19. The University encourages all members of our community to help look after themselves and one another through the following means:  

Students and staff are asked to continue to inform the University of any confirmation of a positive case for the University to highlight possible outbreaks of Covid-19 in line with its Notifiable Diseases Policy and Pandemic Policies using the the link below.

Report your positive Covid-19 test here.

Page last updated: 21 September 2022

Covid and campus life information

Covid information

University of Winchester Covid-19 Endemic Transition Period: 


The University encourages staff and students to take up vaccinations for illnesses where available, including COVID-19 boosters. The University has committed to providing free flu vaccines for those who do not already receive them free via the NHS. Further information will follow on how to take up this scheme in the coming weeks.  

 Hand washing 

Hands can transfer germs to every surface you touch. Please continue to clean your hands regularly to prevent germs being transferred. Hand sanitisers will continue to be provided across the campus along with surface wipes in teaching rooms. 


Ventilation remains an effective way to reduce the transmission of airborne viruses including COVID-19. The University encourages staff and students to appropriately use ventilation across our estate whilst aiming to maintain a comfortable temperature. Please refer to the ventilation guidance via the following link:  Ventilation guidance - September 2021.pdf ( 

 Face coverings  

There is no requirement or expectation to wear a face covering anywhere on campus. For those who wish to wear a face covering, we will continue to provide them free via dispensers across the campus.   

 If you are unwell 

There is no longer a legal requirement to self-isolate if you have COVID-19.  However, stay at home if you feel unwell, have a high temperature or are showing flu or COVID-19 symptoms. Students should consult the extenuating circumstances policy and inform their programme Supporting Students to Succeed ( Staff who are unable to work should follow the sickness absence procedure and contact their line manager. 

Get in touch

If you can't find the information you are looking for, or you would like some more clarity, you can contact us in the following ways:

  • Call our Reception team on 01962 841515
  • Contact your Faculty if you are a student or line manager if a member of staff