Visiting MGU – COVID-19 Guidelines

Site information for visitors to the MRC Harwell Institute, from June 2020

Please follow Government guidelines on social distancing, hand-washing and COVID-19 measures at all times while at MRC Harwell.

Do not enter if you are feeling unwell or are displaying any COVID-19 symptoms.

If you begin to feel unwell while working on site, please leave immediately and advise us by telephone once you have left site.  If you do not feel well enough to leave, please contact your host or call Security on 01235 841261 or extension 1261, who will contact a First Aider to assist you.

ON ARRIVAL

The main door to Building 383 Reception Area should be used for entry only (except in an emergency).

Exits are found via the archway beyond the Exchange (canteen) or via the old front door, opposite the toilets at the front of the building. These exits are clearly marked.

Please note, any entry or exit can be used in the case of an emergency or fire alarm.

On arrival, visitors should wash their hands in the toilet cubicle in the Reception area, before entering the rest of the building.  Please ensure this cubicle door is left open.

If wearing gloves and a disposable face mask/covering on entering the building, please remove these and dispose of them in the clinical waste bin provided in Reception.  We ask you bring a plastic bag to store worn reusable cloth face coverings, so you can take them away when you leave site.  Please then wash hands before proceeding from Reception.

WHILST ON SITE

Wear appropriate PPE as advised by the government and adhere to your individual company PPE protocol.

Please wash hands frequently with soap and water and use hand gel from dispensers located around the building.

Please keep 2 metres distance between others and walk on the left hand side of corridors, taking care around corners and using the wall mounted mirrors to check if clear.

Use rooms as passing points, using elbows to open doors.  If no suitable passing place is available, we ask that the staff/visitor face the wall while the other passes. 

On stairs, give way to the person already on the stairs.  If you do need to pass on the stairs, one person should turn to face the wall so that the other person can pass on the landing area.

Please adhere to maximum people allowed in rooms at any one time.  These will be displayed on doors.

If you need to work somewhere that is occupied and cannot keep 2m distance, please contact your host who will make the necessary arrangements for you.

We have no available refreshments on site.  Our vending machines and canteen are closed. 

If you need First Aid, let staff know if you think it could be COVID-19 or is something else.

AFTER WORKING ON SITE

If you think you have contracted COVID-19 and have been working on site within the previous 72 hours, please contact us to discuss any areas where you have worked and anyone you could have had close contact with.

Thank you for your cooperation, MRC Harwell Institute