COVID-19 – important changes to campus

After 6pm on Friday 20 March only essential services and activities will be delivered on campus (observing the principle of social distancing).

Please find below important changes to campus, including:

Office and building shutdown

After 6 pm on Friday 20 March, only essential services and activities will be delivered on campus.  

As a general rule, staff and students will not be able to access University buildings (including their own offices) after this time.

To ensure that buildings are shut down effectively you can help by:
  • Switching off lights and closing windows
  • Ensuring as much lab equipment as possible is turned off before you leave – drying cabinets, incubators etc
  • Checking IT equipment, including screens, projectors, computers, printers, photocopiers and turning these off at the mains
  • Empty fridges completely and turn off at the mains where this is possible
  • Switch off other equipment in kitchens – hot water boilers, microwaves etc
  • Take home all plants
  • Generally clean and tidy personal areas
  • We have Cleaning staff working today but it will assist the team greatly if you can take waste sacks to your nearest external bin store before you leave
  • Confidential waste should be bagged, tied up and left inside offices
  • After 6pm on Friday 20 March, access to University buildings and offices can only be arranged in exceptional circumstances (for example, if you have left something essential on campus). Please contact Security Services on 0113 343 6592 or at security website to arrange access.

Deliveries on Campus

From Monday, 23 March 2020 all parcel deliveries to any building on campus will be directed to the Mail Room located on the 5th floor of the Roger Steven’s building and sorted as usual. Please note that the Mail Room will not accept parcels that contain hazardous material or perishable items on behalf of the University of Leeds. Wherever possible please advise drivers to report to the Mail Room. All parcels will be securely stored in the Print and Copy Bureau and sorted by building and department.

Collecting deliveries from PCB:

Parcels and letters can be collected from PCB during the normal opening hours (9am to 2pm) with advance email notification to The person picking up the package(s) will need to carry their University photo ID or a photo ID and a proof of working at the University. Parcels will not be able to be picked up without this. Customers collecting packages will need to make their own arrangements for transporting the parcel, PCB will not be able to help with this.

If you are unable to collect the parcel then it will be stored at the Edge Sports Hall.


If you have any queries, please contact Estates Helpdesk

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