CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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

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Page last updated 04/01/2021

Student return to campus

On 4 January the Prime Minister announced a new national lockdown in England. The Government guidance includes information about universities which you can read here.

The guidance allows for students who are undertaking training in the following subject areas to return to campus for in-person, on-campus learning in line with their timetable.

  • Health
  • Education
  • Social work

Researchers and research students should conduct their research from home where possible unless you need to access specialist facilities on campus.

The Government has asked all other students to remain where they are and study from their current residence wherever possible. If you have not already done so, please do not to return to Leeds or to campus. Your timetable will be updated to reflect any changes to your teaching.

 

January testing

The Government is recommending that, where possible, all students take a free lateral flow test for Covid-19 before returning for any in-person, on campus teaching or before they use any campus facilities. It is recommended that two tests be taken, three days apart, as close as possible to the start of teaching.

The test is for those with no symptoms (asymptomatic). Taking the test is voluntary and is just one of the measures that we can use to stop the spread of the virus. It remains essential that all staff and students, irrespective of whether or not they have received a negative lateral flow test continue to follow on campus social distancing and safety measures.

Testing is available daily at both our City and Headingley campuses from Tuesday 5 January to Sunday 14 February. Booking is now available via MyHub.

Students will be asked to book both tests when they complete the booking form. Their second test should be three days after the first and as close as possible to their first in-person, on-campus teaching or visit to campus to use facilities.

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’ 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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