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Update: Coronavirus - Reduced building opening

19 March 2022

The university remains open, but in response to additional measures announced by the Prime Minister in an attempt to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are continuing to transition towards more flexible working and remote teaching.

Given the government’s advice about stopping all but essential travel, we have advised all our students, including those overseas, to return home as swiftly as possible, whether that is to the UK or their home country. We recognise that for some students this will not be possible, and we will ensure they are looked after and supported. This includes making university accommodation and other essential services available to those who need it.

From tomorrow (Friday 20 March) we will start implementing plans to temporarily close some of our buildings until the beginning of May 2020. It is our intention to keep the Franklin Wilkins Building and New Hunts House libraries open. Students and staff will also be able to access our online library services. We are planning for many research activities to continue. The university is continuing to transition towards more flexible working and remote teaching to ensure we can continue our university mission, educate and support our students and conduct research. However, being in the heart of London, the need to protect our staff and students is our main priority.

We encourage our staff and students to regularly check their KCL inbox and the coronavirus pages on our website for the latest updates, advice and answers to questions.

We thank every member of our community for their patience and support and for all they are doing to look out for their students, colleagues and friends in this challenging and unsettling time.