Keeping Our Community Safe

Please note that visitors to campus are permitted strictly by appointment only, and only when your visit is essential.

We have comprehensive processes in place to keep our community safe. Further details are available on request, but key points include:

  • We have developed a clear protocol and provision in the event of a member of staff or pupil presenting with COVID-19 symptoms while at school. This includes clearly defined safe areas for isolation until an individual can safely travel home.
  • We have put in place enhanced handwashing facilities. This includes the installation of additional external sink units, and the installation of hand gel dispensers at all external entry points and to all classrooms.
  • We will provide tissues to all classrooms, along with lidded waste bins for the safe storage of used tissues.
  • We are asking all staff, students in the senior schools, and visitors to wear masks in corridors, on school buses, and other shared areas. Masks are optional in classes.
  • We have put in place a comprehensive communications plan, delivered through posters across the site and verbal reminders from staff, to ensure good hand and respiratory hygiene.
  • We have significantly enhanced cleaning provision. All our cleaning personnel have received specific training on cleaning for Covid-19.
  • Our students have been grouped in “bubbles”, to help minimise any unnecessary contact and enable us to track any close contacts quickly if need arises.
  • We are enforcing social distancing: verbal reminders and posters are reiterating the messaging, classrooms and dining rooms have been laid out to minimise face to face contact, and physical reminders such as barriers and line markings are in place to minimise inadvertent contact.
  • We have a one way system around the building, which must be adhered to at all times except during an emergency evacuation.
  • We have strict controls in place to ensure parents/carers do not come into school unless it is essential, and by appointment only.
  • All staff have completed safety training in respect of Covid-19. 

Before arranging your visit

If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you cannot visit at this time. 

  1. Do you or any member of your household/ family have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID‑19? Are you or any member of your household/family waiting for a COVID‑19 test result? 
    Have you travelled internationally in the last 14 days? 
    1. If yes, confirm where and if this is a country that has been agreed as safe for travel by the government then visiting can proceed. If this is not on the list then 14 days quarantine will apply and visiting won't be allowed. 
    2. Visit the gov.uk website for more information about travel corridors
  2. Have you had contact with someone with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID‑19, or been in isolation with a suspected case in the last 14 days? 
  3. Do you have any of the following symptoms?
  4. High temperature or fever
  5. New, continuous cough
  6. A loss or alteration to taste or smell  

How You Can Help Us:

Limiting the spread of infection is everyone’s responsibility. You can help us to keep our community safe.

Visitors must:

  • Have their Temperature checked prior to entry to the main building
  • Wash your hands on arrival at our dedicated wash facilities or hand sanitiser station
  • Wear a face mask/face covering at all times during the academy
  • Staying at least 2m apart from other people. 
  • Do not bring additional people / children with you to AUEA unless prior agreement has been sort. 
  • Washing your hands frequently, with soap and water.
  • Using tissues (or the crook of your elbow) whenever you need to cough or sneeze, disposing safely of your used tissues and washing your hands immediately.
  • Staying away from the UTC if you have symptoms, have tested positive for Covid-19, or have been in close contact with a confirmed case, in line with Government guidance.
  • Respecting and supporting all of the safety measures that we have put in place.



Arriving by Car

If arriving to a pre-booked space in AUEA's car park. Upon arrival please wait in car and contact reception on 0121 380 0570 to let them know of your arrival. Instructions will then be given, and you will be met by a member of AUEA staff. 

Do not enter the building by the car park or playground entrance unless directed and escorted by a member of staff.

Do not enter the building unless your temperature has been taken by a dedicated member of staff.

If you are not booked in AUEA's car park, we recommend parking in Aston Universities public car park on Holt Street (adjacent to the entry to Love Lane. Upon parking, please make your way down Lister Street to the main reception of AUEA and follow instructions. 

Travelling by bike

If you are arriving on a bike, please use our Love Lane Entrance (post code B7 4BB) 

Upon arrival please wait in carpark and contact reception on 0121 380 0570 to let them know of your arrival. Instructions will then be given, and you will be met by a member of AUEA staff. 

Do not enter the building by the car park or playground entrance unless directed and escorted by a member of staff.

Do not enter the building unless your temperature has been taken by a dedicated member of staff.


Arriving via foot

Please make your way down Lister Street to the main reception of AUEA (B7 4AG) and follow instructions from our staff on arrival. 

Jason Allibone
Jason Allibone
Facilities Manager

If you have any questions about health and safety, and especially as it relates to the controls we have put in place to minimise the risk from Covid-19, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Jason Allibone, our Head of Safety and Compliance, at jason.allibone@auea.co.uk or via 0121 380 0579

Risk Assessments

We continually update our Risk Assessment in line with BCC policy. Please find latest version.