COVID-19 Information (University of Worcester)
- The information in this section was taken in January 2021.
- The University has enforced a ‘4 C’s’ approach to Covid-19 which is based around minimising crowds and close contact, while taking extra measures in confined spaces and extending the cleaning programme.
- There have been no access/exit changes to buildings.
- Hand sanitising stations and handwashing facilities have been installed in every building and outdoor area around the campus. Some of which are accessible for wheelchair users.
- All campus buildings have a keep left policy.
- Keep-left signs and floor markings have been introduced along with signage to guide people around the campuses and buildings.
- There are new design layouts in classrooms and facilities to support collaborative learning in a safer environment, this includes laboratories and specialist facilities such as our Clinical Skills Suites.
- Courses are timetabled in line with social distancing guidelines, so there will be fewer students in rooms than usual. The University has done this by making full use of the teaching day, including scheduling classes in the late afternoon and evening.
- There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
- Accessible or shared toilets are single occupancy with locks.
- Additional outdoor seating areas have been created, which can be used for informal learning and socialising.
- There is an enhanced cleaning programme in place around campus, including a greater frequency of cleaning in commonly used areas in buildings, such as toilets.
- Students are required to wear a face covering when indoors. This covers all enclosed indoor class settings, including lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions.
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- Services / facilities within the building include student accommodation.
- There is a launderette located on the far side of Chancellor Hall. Please see the separate guide for Chancellor Hall for access details.
- Related link Chancellor Hall.
- The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
- This venue is situated in Worcester.
- The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
- The nearest National Rail station is Worcester.
- There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
Parking (Car Park A)
- The venue does have its own car park.
Venue Car Park
- Parking is not free for all users.
- Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
- The car park is located to the side of Chancellor Hall.
- The car park type is open air/surface.
- Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
- The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
- Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
- The car park surface is block paving.
- The patron does not have to cross a road.
- The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
On Street Parking and Drop-off Details.
- There is a designated drop off point.
- The drop off point is located in front of Mulberry House.
- The designated bays are not marked however there is enough space for approximately 6 cars.
- The bays are approximately 40m from the area between Chancellor and Bishop Bosel Halls.
- There is a maximum stay of 30 minutes at the designated drop off point.
Outside Access (Bishop Bosel Hall - Flats 1-8)
- This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
- There is not level access into the venue.
- The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
- The main door(s) open automatically (towards you).
- The doors are single width.
- The door opening is 101cm (3ft 4in) wide.
- There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
Level Change (Bishop Bosel Hall - Flats 1-8)
- There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
- The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
- The ramp or slope is easy.
- The ramp or slope is permanent.
- There is level access to the service.
- The lighting levels are varied.
Other Floors (Bishop Bosel Hall - Flats 1-8)
- The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
- There are 15+ steps between floors.
- The lighting levels are bright.
- The steps are not clearly marked.
- The steps are deep (18cm+).
- The steps do have handrails.
- The steps have a handrail on both sides.
- There is a landing.
Lift (Bishop Bosel Hall - Flats 1-8)
- There is a lift for public use.
- The lift is located to the right of the foyer.
- The lift is a standard lift.
- The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
- The lift is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the flats 1-8 entrance.
- Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
- The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
- The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 140cm (3ft 10in x 4ft 7in).
- There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
- There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
- The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
- The lift does have an audible announcer.
- The lift does have Braille markings.
- The lift does have tactile markings.
- The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
- The lighting level in the lift is bright.
Accommodation (Bishop Bosel Hall)
Location of Accessible Accommodation
- The establishment provides 6 accessible accommodation facilities with an ensuite and/or separate accessible bathroom.
- This information refers to Flat 1.
- There is level access from an accessible entrance.
- The room number viewed was G.
- The width of the door to the room is 85cm (2ft 9in).
- The dimensions of the clear floor space are 206cm x 300cm (6ft 9in x 9ft 10in).
- The bed is 55cm (1ft 10in) high.
- The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm ().
- Light switches are within 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
- There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
- Other accessible facilities available in the bedroom are an accessible wardrobe and a height adjustable desk.
- Other accessible facilities available in the accommodation are power assisted doors into the flat and kitchen as well as a kitchen with a lowered sink, hob, surface and oven.
- Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in accessible accommodation.
- The information relates to the ensuite.
- The dimensions of the bathroom are 207cm x 237cm (6ft 9in x 7ft 9in).
- The door opens outwards.
- The width of the door to the bathroom is 98cm (3ft 3in).
- The door weight is light.
- There is a functional emergency alarm in the bathroom.
- The door is locked by a twist lock.
- The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 51cm (1ft 8in).
- There is a toilet roll holder.
- The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
- The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
- There is a sink.
- The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
- The height of the sink is 80cm (2ft 7in).
- There is a mixer tap.
- The tap type is lever.
- There is a lateral transfer space.
- The measurement of lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
- As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
- There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
- Wall mounted grab rails are available.
- As you face the toilet pan the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
- There are mirrors.
- The mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
Bath and Shower
- There is not a bath.
Wheel In Shower
- There is a wheel in shower.
- The shower head height is adjustable.
- The type of shower controls used are lever.
- The shower seat is flip down.
- The shower seat height is 50cm (1ft 8in).
- There are handrails available.
Colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms
- The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
- The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
- The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
- The colour contrast between external ensuite / bathroom door and wall is poor.
- The lighting levels are medium.
Colour contrast and lighting in accessible bathroom
- The colour contrast between the internal bathroom door and wall is good.
- The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the bathroom is poor.
- The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
- The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
- Lighting levels are bright.
Auxiliary Aids - General
- Some of the rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
- Available auxiliary aids include flashing alarms and vibrating pillows.
- Flashing fire alarms are available on request.
- Vibrating fire alarms are available on request.
- The accommodation does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
- Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with residents in standard rooms.
Ground Floor Rooms
- Ground floor rooms do have level access.
- None of these rooms are accessed by platform lift.
- Adjoining rooms are not available.
Standard Rooms on Other Floors
- There are standard rooms on other floors.
- The other floors can be accessed by lift.
- There is level access to standard rooms on other floors.
- Adjoining rooms are not available.
- There are 2 accessible rooms on the ground floor and 1 accessible room on floors 1, 2, 3 and 4.
- Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
- Documents can be requested in Braille.
- Documents can be requested in large print.
- A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
- This service can be requested.
- There is an assistance dog toilet available to the rear of the Charles Hastings Building.