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COVID-19 Secure Guidance

Institutional COVID-19 Secure Risk Assessment 

The following guidance documents have been developed to assist each School, Institute and Directorate in carrying out and amending their local risk assessments and safe systems of work in order to comply with government guidance and ensure Queen Mary University of London is a COVID-19 Secure workplace. 

Please see the Biological Safety Topic Page for the Biosafety policy, risk assessment templates, procedures and guidance for deliberate biological agents work and COVID-19 Secure measures.

Please see COVID-19 Secure Guidance below: 

These documents are in line with the sector GOV.UK requirements and will be updated accordingly.

*Users will be required to enter their QMUL login credentials ( and password) to view these documents*

COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfection of Surfaces and Spaces Guidance

COVID-19 Decontamination Guidance

COVID-19 Emergency Evacuation Guidance

COVID-19 First Aid Guidance

COVID-19 Hygiene, Gloves and Face Coverings Guidance

COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidance

COVID-19 Taking Care of Your Hands Guidance

COVID-19 Travel to and from Work Guidance

COVID-19 Requesting additional Hand Soap and Sanitiser Consumables Guidance

Please see EAF COVID-19 Secure Guidance

Please see HR Temporary Remote Working Guidance


Please see MySafety Risk Assessment Guidance below for School / Institute / Directorate ‘COVID-19 Secure’ risk assessments: 

Queen Mary Schools, Institutes and Directorates must copy and adapt MySafety risk assessment RA1167 to create their own departmental COVID-19 Secure risk assessment before return to campus is permitted. Individual staff or students do not have to duplicate the departmental COVID-19 Secure risk control measures within their own risk assessment unless they vary for a specific research, teaching or other specialist activity. 

Staff and students must be emailed their departmental COVID-19 Secure risk assessment for user sign off retention, the assessor must add all email addresses to the distribution list of the MySafety risk assessment record. Please note those added to distribution lists will receive an email generated automatically by MySafety (, which may be delivered to their junk/spam folder. Please ensure you regularly check this folder. 

Please ensure that all Trade Union Health and Safety Representatives are consulted and included on the distribution list for local COVID-19 Secure risk assessments.

Refer to the Risk Assessment Page for when stand-alone specialist risk assessment templates should be used.

MySafety Risk Assessment Guidance

MySafety Guidance - How to copy Risk Assessment 1167

MySafety Guidance - How to approve, refer or reject a Risk Assessment 










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