In today’s daily Your DMU Safety update, we want to inform you of an extra step all students will need to take when visiting teaching rooms on campus from next week (starting on Tuesday 20 October) to further improve our health and safety measures.
Recording a seat number
To further improve our DMU Safe Trace system, all tables and desks in one-metre plus teaching rooms will have individual seat numbers. So, the new process we need all students to follow is below:
- Scan the QR code on the poster using your smartphone or complete the webform (dmu.ac.uk/safetrace)
- Then take a picture on your smartphone and/or a written record of the number of your seat each time you visit a teaching room that is designated one-metre plus.
(*please note these photos/records can be deleted after three weeks from the time they are taken*).
This is so we can help identify anyone who has been in close contact (i.e. at less than two-metres social distancing) with a person who has tested positive for Covid-19. People who fall into this category will be told to self-isolate. If a safe distance of two metres or more has been maintained while wearing a face covering at all times, the current Public Health England guidance is that a person is not required to self-isolate. This means we can avoid asking students to self-isolate unnecessarily.
DMU Safe Trace in the Library
We will update you soon if we extend numbering to other DMU Safe Trace areas such as the Library. For now, you must continue to scan the QR codes in all zones of the Library you visit where prompted (i.e. not just in the first area you use).
Track and Trace is a vital tool in combatting the spread of Covid-19 and keeping each other safe. Please remember (and ask others) to always scan in, where prompted when entering buildings and spaces on campus (and record your seat number in teaching rooms).
DMU Safe Trace is our own location registration service using QR codes (via the MyDMU app) (as shown in the picture above) and/or a webform (dmu.ac.uk/safetrace). DMU Safe Trace QR codes are displayed in teaching, learning and office spaces as they are primarily used by students and staff.
There will be regular updates to the DMU Safe Trace tile on the MyDMU app so please make sure you are using the latest version if you have any trouble using the DMU QR codes. You can update the tile by clicking on the ‘updates’ tab at the bottom of the app home screen. Please note that only the MyDMU app will work with DMU Safe Trace QR codes.
NHS COVID app and Test and Trace QR Codes in community used areas
As some of our campus buildings and facilities are used by the local public, staff, students and visitors need to use the NHS COVID-19 app and NHS Test and Trace QR codes in these areas. This includes all food outlets (e.g. Food Village, Riverside Café) and leisure and sports spaces such as the QEII Leisure Centre and Beaumont Park. Visit the DMU Safe Trace webpage on Your DMU Safety for a full list of buildings where NHS Test and Trace QR codes are located.
Please note that only the NHS COVID-19 app will work with NHS QR codes, and that it will need to be updated to the latest version.
To find out more about how both systems work and how you can download/use the apps and webforms click here.
How to Report
If you have tested positive for Covid-19 please report it to the university by completing our dmu.ac.uk/safetracenotify form.
All the information and help that you need to enjoy campus life in a safe and secure way is available on the Your DMU Safety website. Please make sure you read and follow all of the guidance and support on this site and check back regularly for updates. We will continue to closely follow and implement UK Government, Public Health England (PHE) and local authority guidelines.
Posted on Friday 16th October 2020