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The following details the most up to date information you need to know regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Please keep checking your university emails for up-to-date information and advice.

University updates: 15 July 2021

The University plan to fully reopen in September.

  • Teaching will be in-person, on-campus at Southwark, Havering and Croydon
  • Some courses may supplement this with online learning and online resources as well
  • Halls of residence will be open as normal
  • You’ll have full access to the library, student services, the LSBU Active gym and everything else that makes for a rich and rewarding student experience

More information on the University website.

LSBU Covid Updates

Government updates: 19 July 2021

Although most legal restrictions were lifted on 19 July 2021, everybody needs to continue to act carefully and remain cautious as it is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19 even if you are fully vaccinated.

The Government advises all Londoners:

  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms then self-isolate immediately and get a PCR test as soon as you can.
  • Positive cases and contacts of positive cases identified by NHS Test and Trace will still be legally required to self-isolate, to help break chains of transmission. There will be an isolation exemption for contacts of positive cases for under 18s and for double vaccinated adults from 16 August.
  • Face coverings will continue to be required across all Transport for London (TfL) services. This includes the Tube, buses, tram, DLR, Overground and TfL Rail.
  • NHS patients, staff and visitors must continue to wear face coverings in healthcare settings. This includes hospitals, GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies.
  • Face coverings will also be required in taxis and private hire vehicles by both drivers and passengers unless they are exempt.
  • Border quarantine remains in place for all those arriving from red list countries and for those people not fully vaccinated arriving from amber list countries.

Actions you can take to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19

  • Meeting outside.
  • If you do meet inside, make sure the space is well ventilated.
  • Wear a face covering
  • Minimise how many people you’re in close contact with, and for how long.
  • Remember that some people are more vulnerable to being seriously ill from COVID-19.
  • Get tested twice a week, even if you don’t have symptoms.
  • Wash hands regularly, and for at least 20 seconds and clean surfaces regularly to remove virus particles.

More information