COVID-19 is mainly spread through droplets that come from an infected person’s nose and mouth, for example when they cough, sneeze or talk. It can also be spread via airborne transmission where the virus can travel longer distances that droplets (for example across a room) in very tiny water particles, known as aerosols.


Wearing a face covering that covers your mouth and nose reduces the spread of these droplets and aerosols. It also helps stop the spread of the virus from people who may not know they have it.

We ask that every member of the MTU community and visitors to our university take personal responsibility for their own health and that of our entire community. The wearing of face coverings is mandatory on campus at all times whilst indoors, unless the individual is the sole occupant of the room or area.

Please note that a face visor is not a substitute for a face covering. They are not designed as respiratory protective equipment and are not the best option for protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. They should only be worn if you have an illness or impairment that makes wearing a face covering difficult.  

Click here read about face coverings and when and how to wear them.

Please contact if you need support, help, advice or have any queries.  Email if you tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been instructed to self-isolate or restrict your movements.