Campus and travel safety


We're making sure your travel to and around campus is as safe as possible:

  • We encourage you to cycle if you can

  • We have over 5,000 cycle parking spaces and dedicated cycle routes

  • Our Inter-campus Travel Guide (PDF , 821kb) gives you estimated cycle and walking times across campus

  • The First York App lets you see how busy buses are and how many seats are available

  • Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport

Face coverings

Face coverings can make a real difference in limiting the transmission of Covid-19.

When you wear one, you protect the people around you, just as they protect you by wearing theirs.

New temporary and precautionary measures make face coverings compulsory in shops and on public transport.

Our Face Coverings policy strongly recommends the use of face coverings during teaching sessions, when moving around buildings, including communal areas, and areas where there are likely to be high numbers or concentrations of people.

While wearing a face covering is not compulsory, there are circumstances where wearing one is appropriate, and we expect everyone to be supportive and respectful of others' preferences.

Other safety measures

You will continue to find comprehensive preventative measures across campus, including provision of hand sanitiser and protective screens.

All ventilation systems are configured to provide maximum intake of air from outside.

Airing rooms is important as it reduces the number of infectious aerosols in the air. Simple actions like opening windows regularly throughout the day, especially when you share a space with others, and making sure that mechanical ventilation systems and kitchen and bathroom extractor fans are used correctly, will reduce your risk.

Room information posters show room configurations and maximum number of occupants.

Visiting campus

If you're a member of the public visiting our campus, please consider taking a symptom-free (lateral flow) test before your visit. Lateral flow testing is available to all at Vedge Cafe, Wentworth College on Campus West and at the Ron Cooke Hub on Campus East, or you can collect testing kits from a local pharmacy or testing site.

We strongly recommend wearing face coverings in busy indoor spaces and while moving around buildings on campus.

Face coverings are now compulsory in shops and on public transport.


The Security team are available 24/7 and have access to the majority of spaces on campus.

If for any reason a member of staff or a student needs access to a locked building please contact Security on 01904 32 4444 before coming to campus to request access.