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Following the latest Government guidance, and underpinned by our comprehensive risk assessment, we have now returned to regular campus operations.

All in-person teaching is able to resume, along with events, sports activities, and the re-opening of all campus facilities.

We will continue prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our University community and ensure our plans are underpinned by the advice of the local public health team and the national Government guidance.

All members of our University community should continue to play their part. We strongly encourage you to wear a face-covering in communal indoor spaces. You should also access regular testing, practice good hygiene measures, and take the opportunity to be vaccinated when this is offered.

These measures are important in order to keep yourself and those around you safe.

Anyone over the age of 18 can book a COVID-19 vaccine for free.

If you are registered with a GP, you can book your appointment through the National Booking Service website or by phoning 119.

National Booking Service

If you are not registered with a GP, you can still request to book your vaccination appointments as an unregistered patient through a local GP practice.

Local GP practice

Keeping our campus community safe

We have a number of additional safety measures in place to help protect our students and staff.

Regular COVID-19 testing

We strongly encourage everybody back on campus to get tested regularly. To help keep everybody safe, students and staff should be tested twice weekly.

Lateral Flow Device (LFD) kits are available to collect from the University which will enable you to carry out tests at home.

From Monday 6 September the LFD kits will be available from Middlesbrough Tower and can be collected between 10.00am and 12:30pm or 13.30pm and 4.00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Find out more

Keeping you safe

Reporting Coronavirus symptoms

It is vital that staff and students report any symptoms of coronavirus to help keep our University community safe.

Students: Email
Staff: Please inform your line manager.

Campus Community Pledge

We all have a critical role to play in reducing the spread of Covid-19 and we have put measures in place to prioritise the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone on our campus. Our Campus Community Pledge sets out the behaviours we must all adopt to protect and support each other.

Read our Campus Community Pledge

Check in and out of campus using SafeZone

We are encouraging everybody to use the SafeZone app to check in and out of campus. It is free to download and will help us with any necessary contact tracing and minimise potential coronavirus transmissions within our community.

Download Safezone

COVID-19 guidance

This 'at a glance' guidance provides the latest summary and advice for our staff and students as the Government continues with its roadmap for the easing of lockdown restrictions.

COVID-19 at a glance guide

Procedures and guidance

We have carried out a comprehensive risk assessment as a key part of our recovery planning and have also implemented strict social distancing guidance to keep our campus safe. Read the full documents below, along with additional safety procedures and guidance.
More information for staff on the HR Unity pages

We will continue to keep this website updated with the latest information and notify students and staff of any key developments.

The University has followed guidance from local health teams and Government as we implement our return to campus plans for the new academic year. The information presented on this page is therefore subject to change and we recommend that you regularly check back for the most up to date information.

Page last updated: 30/09/2021

Support for staff and students


As a University #TeamTeesside is proud to be supporting the national effort to tackle Coronavirus (Covid-19) and help our University community to stay positive.

See what our students and staff have been doing and access our health and well-being advice and guidance.

More about #TeamTeesside

Symptoms and advice


The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • High temperature
  • New, continuous cough
  • Loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms.


We continue to follow the latest advice from Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the World Health Organisation and would encourage you to refer to these websites for the most up to date information.

If you have any concerns, please contact, or for medical advice contact NHS 111.

Additional information


If you have any concerns about your health and wellbeing, or questions and concerns relating to your work, please contact your line manager.

If you have any concerns about a student who may be exhibiting symptoms, please report this to

Other concerns

We understand that our students may have concerns for themselves or for friends and family at this time. Our student support teams are here to help and can be contacted via

Assessment information


If you have any concerns, please contact and for medical advice contact NHS 111

If you need to contact your Academic School, you can do so at the following email addresses:

If you have any concerns about your visa please contact

Postgraduate research studies

Please read the following information for postgraduate research (PGR) students and supervisors about PGR studies.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about PGR studies and examinations
Process for remote viva examinations

Help for business from Teesside University

Through this challenging time, Teesside University is here to help your organisation make the most of the special package of support that we have put in place.
Find out more about our support

Frequently asked questions

Further information

If you have any concerns, please contact and for medical advice contact NHS 111