Health and Safety

Note: while this information is correct at the time of writing (3rd August 2021), the situation may change at any time. The University has a general Covid guidance page that is continually updated with the latest guidance from the University. Please check that link regularly!

We are returning to campus and opening the labs for the new academic year! Sadly, there are some new restrictions due to Covid.

You are welcome to use the labs in person, but we do ask you do not close windows, and you do follow any covid advice/rules given to you by us. If you do, please avoid public transport if possible. If you need to use public transport, please avoid the rush hours, and please follow the guidance of the public transport operator.

You are also welcome to access our facilities remotely using instructions on this site.

When you get to the labs, please be aware there are several do’s and don’ts.

Do:

  • Clean each workstation before and after use. Cleaning materials will be provided.
  • Maintain social distance. If you are using a mask, this can be 1m, but should be 2m.
  • Wear face coverings or masks and wash/sanitise your hands regularly. Please note that the University will be providing 2 face masks to every student and staff member.
  • Be aware that the number of workstations is considerably lower than it normally is. This is meant to help maintain social distancing – we have had to take several workstations in each lab out of use. These will, if appropriate and feasible, be made available remotely.
  • If the workstation you are using is booked for a class, you may be required to leave it. Please find another station in that case – we will try to ensure some are available at any time!
  • Please follow the directions of any signs in the building, and if asked to do something by a member of staff, do it. There is a map showing the entrance and exit(s) to all university buildings at https://www.gre.ac.uk/articles/public-relations/campus-pedestrian-routes
  • Please choose to install and use the SafeZone App (see details and instructions).

Don’t:

  • Use the lifts unless necessary.
  • Go against the flow in a one-way system.
  • Hang around any part of the building, particularly the entrances/exits.
  • Do not come into the University if you are showing any COVID symptoms or feel unwell.

Lab Capacity (for students)
KW01514
KW10216
KW103 (Forensics)19
KW103 (iMacs)14
KW1044
KW116 (Black)12
KW116 (Blue)20
KW20210
KW21515
KW21615
KW1186
KW2186
KW3044
KW3164

When picking up/returning equipment, please do the following:

  1. Please book an appointment to pick up/return the equipment by emailing servicedesk (flas_labs@gre.ac.uk) and mentioning that you need to return equipment to King William. Please mention which equipment you need to return.
  2. It may take a couple of days for us to respond with an appointment. It is important that you arrive at the KW116 counter on time, and if you cannot do so, for whatever reason, please let us know. Our contact details are at
    https://blogs.gre.ac.uk/cmssupport/the-king-william-labs/contact-us/
  3. Please pick up/return the equipment at the appointed time, and when on campus, you will be required to wear a face covering, and adhere to social distancing guidelines (at the time of writing, they are maintaining 1m distance with a face covering). You have been provided with 2 masks by the University, and these should be used.
  4. When picking up/returning the equipment, follow any directions shown on signage throughout the campus, and any directions given by staff, as these directions may change according to current guidance at the time. This includes any one-way systems present on campus. You will also need to follow any directions given on the University’s Covid-19 information pages.
  5. When you get to the KW116 counter, if returning equipment you need to sanitise both yourselves and the equipment before you hand it back. There will be supplies at the counter to do this. We will also sanitise the equipment.

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