CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Find the latest updates on the COVID-19 situation for applicants, students and colleagues.

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Page last updated 30/03/2021

Student return to campus

On 22 February the Prime Minister announced details of the Government's easing of lockdown restrictions in England.

From 8 March, as part of the first step on the roadmap, universities can resume in-person teaching and learning for students who are studying practical or practice-based subjects and require specialist equipment and facilities.

The guidance from the Department for Education asks universities not to ask other students to return if their courses can reasonably be delivered online.

All students will receive an email from your School to let you know how the announcements in the roadmap affect your studies.

The government will review, by the end of the Easter holidays, the options for timing the return of remaining students.

Travelling home for Easter

The Government is advising that students do not travel home for Easter, however if you wish to travel for the holidays you are legally allowed to do so only once before 29 April.

If you have recently returned to university from 8 March, please try to avoid travelling again over Easter, this is in order to minimise transmission of Covid-19.

If you do decide to travel you should get tested before you leave and before you return to university. Read the guidance on our testing facilities.

Lateral flow testing

All Leeds Beckett University students, in Leeds, should take two Covid-19 tests a week, whether accessing campus or not. 

Regular testing has the potential to identify anyone who may be asymptomatic (without symptoms) and is therefore unaware they have coronavirus. This will help break chains of transmission among households and reduce the risk of onward transmission. If you have symptoms, you must follow Government guidance and book an NHS test.

Testing is available at both our City and Headingley campuses. You can walk up for your tests.

Full details about booking and the answers to the most frequently asked questions are available on the testing section of our Coronavirus webpages.

Be safe on campus

We've worked hard to make sure you feel safe and confident about returning to campus. You should continue to observe the Public Health England guidance on ‘hands, face, space and fresh air’ as well as the Covid-19 social distancing and safety measures in place on campus. Please remember to follow all guidance and signage and wear face coverings where designated. All buildings are clearly marked with a one-way system and regular hand sanitisation points. Please check our 'be safe on campus' pages for more information.

Stay safe on campus

We've worked hard to make sure you feel safe and confident about being on campus and our online guide will give you all the information you need to know.

We've worked hard to make sure you feel safe and confident about being on campus and our online guide will give you all the information you need to know.

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HELPING YOU THROUGH THE PANDEMIC

During the pandemic it is important that you look after your mental wellbeing, eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. We've brought together a range of activities and advice which will have a positive impact on your mental and physical health.

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CORONAVIRUS: FACING THE CHALLENGE TOGETHER

Our students, staff and alumni have been making innovative and inspiring contributions to the fight against Covid-19. From joining the NHS frontline early, to designing and manufacturing PPE, and fundraising for charity, you can read more about their efforts in the news stories below and on our LBU Together blog.

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