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Keeping King’s safe together

Updated: 12 January 2022

We are all responsible for protecting ourselves and each other. Help us all enjoy a safe environment by following the guidance in place on our campuses. Full details for staff, students and visitors are on the tabs below.

  • Face coverings are compulsory. Everyone must wear a face covering inside our buildingsunless you are exempt.
  • Protect with the COVID vaccine. We strongly encourage students and staff to get fully vaccinated and have the booster vaccination as soon as you are eligible.
  • You must test twice a week. We expect students and staff to take tests twice a week, if you are coming to campus or live in a King’s residence. You can use: 
  • If you test positive, please do not come to campus, follow the guidance for self-isolating and complete our self-isolation reporting form.
  • If you are working in a clinical environment, at our partner Trusts or any other site external to King’s please check and follow the guidance they have in place.
  • We are prioritising teaching and research. Staff delivering on-campus teaching, student facing services and research (including Postgraduate Research Students), and our staff who provide essential services for staff and students are required to come to campus as planned, subject to a risk assessment. All other staff can work remotely if they are able to until Monday 31 January unless advised otherwise by your manager. 

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

See also: Coronavirus Contact Tracing Privacy Notice 

If you feel unwell...

You must stay at home if you feel unwell, even if you don’t think you have coronavirus. 

If you have any of these symptoms even if it is mild, a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss of taste or sense of smell or it has changed, get a PCR test and complete our self-isolation reporting form.

Been in close contact of someone who tests positive for coronavirus?

  • If you are fully vaccinated with a UK approved vaccine you do not need to self-isolate. You are advised take a PCR test - including KCL TEST - to confirm you are negative for COVID.
  • If you are NOT fully vaccinated with a UK approved vaccine you must self-isolate.

More information on self-isolation is available on the government guidance for contacts.

Information for students on self-isolating is available here.