About>A safe community>Using a face covering when on-campus

Using a face covering when on-campus

Cardiff Metropolitan University

On our campuses, we ask that you:

  • Wear a face covering indoors when walking around our buildings and public spaces.
  • Wear a face covering in public spaces unless you’re eating or drinking.
  • Wear a face covering in lectures and teaching spaces where social distancing isn’t possible.
  • If in doubt, wear a face covering and help stop the spread.

Staff, students and visitors to our campuses are required to wear face coverings in all shared spaces, including teaching 

There are a few exceptions where it is acceptable to remove face coverings, when eating or drinking, for example, but they are mandatory in the majority of indoor spaces on campuses.

While our policy on face coverings exceeds Welsh Government guidance, it reflected risks around increased transmission of new variants circulating in the UK. 

Face coverings should also be worn outdoors where it is not possible to maintain social distancing or where it is required by risk assessment. 

We want staff and students to feel safe and our approach has been to err on the side of caution. People have the freedom of choice to wear face coverings in addition to the spaces where we have made it mandatory – for example, in shared offices – but not the freedom of choice about whether to wear them where they are mandatory.

You can read our Face Coverings Policy for more information.