Looking after your health

How should I take care of my own health?

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • stay 2 metres (3 steps) away from other people, if you need to go outside

The NHS Coronavirus COVID-19 Symptom Checker is suitable for anyone living in Wales and can be used for people of all ages.

Should I wear a facial covering?

Public Health Wales advice is to: always observe social distancing; wash your hands regularly; work from home if you can; and if you are meeting one other household, stay outdoors and stay local.  These are the most important and effective measures we can all adopt to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

The Welsh Government are recommending to the people of Wales that three-layer face-coverings should be used in situations where social distancing measures can be more difficult to achieve, for example, on public transport.

Washing your hands, avoiding touching your face and maintaining a two-metre distance from others remain the best way of stopping the spread of the virus. The wearing of facial coverings must not be used as an alternative to any of these other precautions. 

The advice on face coverings only applies to people who are not showing symptoms of coronavirus. People who are symptomatic must self-isolate and get a test.

The Welsh Government has published specific advice on the use of face coverings, which is available here.

I have experienced unpleasant behaviour directed at me, relating to Coronavirus. Who can I speak to about this?

It is very important you tell someone from the University if you experience unpleasant behaviour or abuse.  

We have a zero tolerance to harassment and discrimination at Aberystwyth University. 

The University does not tolerate behaviour contrary to dignity and respect and expects everybody to treat each other in a way they would wish to be treated themselves

More information on reporting incidents of harassment.