University of Nottingham has made it mandatory for masks to be worn in all indoor spaces

This includes in lecture theatres, laboratories and libraries

University of Nottingham have made it mandatory for face masks to be worn by students and staff in all indoor spaces, unless exempt.

This comes as Boris Johnson announced yesterday new measures to restrict the spread of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant. This includes the reintroduction of mandatory face masks in public spaces, such as shops and public transport.

The Tab Notts reported over the weekend that one of the first two UK cases of the new Omicron variant had been found in Nottingham.

In an email to all students, the university said: “As a University community we must remain vigilant to ensure that our infection and transmission rates continue to remain low, particularly when faced with the new Omicron variant.

“In addition to our tried and tested procedures, we are now making the wearing of face coverings mandatory in all indoor areas on campus unless at least one metre separation can be maintained.

“The wearing of face coverings is now mandatory in all indoor areas on campus such as classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories, libraries, social spaces and hopper buses – unless at least 1 metre separation can be maintained.”

The email instructed that these new rules would come into effect at 4am on Tuesday 30th November, meaning that face masks must be worn from the start of the academic teaching day tomorrow.

The university is also strongly encouraging that anyone who isn’t yet, to be vaccinated and that staff and students alike get regularly tested, which can be done for free through the university’s own testing service.

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