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Keeping King’s safe together

Updated: 24 February 2021

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a third national lockdown for England following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases nationally and the emergence of a new variant of COVID-19.  Under the current restrictions and in line with guidance for universities from the UK Government:

  • On-campus teaching will only go ahead for a very limited number of programmes which require practical learning for professional qualifications. If there are any further changes made to a programme, students will receive an update from their department at the earliest opportunity. 
  • Teaching for all other courses will be delivered online only for the reminder of the academic year.
  • We expect students and staff to take COVID-19 tests before attending campus for the first time in 2021 and then regularly, ideally twice a week, throughout the semester if they are attending campus or living in our residences. 

Protecting the health and wellbeing of our community of students and staff is our priority. We ask that everyone in our community familiarise themselves with the current restrictions, along with following the health and safety measures we have put in place on our campuses and in our residences. Protecting our own health and that of others is a responsibility we each have, so please do read this guidance before visiting our campuses.

We are prepared to respond quickly to implement additional and appropriate measures where necessary and in the instance of suspected or confirmed cases.

The latest Government guidance is available on the website.

See also: Coronavirus Contact Tracing Privacy Notice

If you think you have symptoms...

You must stay at home if you or a member of your household develops a high temperature, a new continuous cough and / or a loss of taste or sense of smell. If you do feel unwell and you think you may have the symptoms of coronavirus, please visit the NHS 111 online coronavirus service for guidance and complete the self-isolation reporting form.

If you have been in close contact of someone who tests positive

If you have been in close contact of someone that has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you are notified by NHS Test and Trace or King's university or King's Residences or your close contact, you will need to self-isolate. Please see the government guidance for contacts.

Read our information on self isolating to find out more.