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Page last updated 09/04/2021

When your return date is confirmed, plan your journey and avoid busy times and routes. 

If you are travelling by private vehicle you should try to avoid car sharing with anyone outside your current household. If you have to share a car with someone outside of your household or support bubble, you should open the windows, wear a face covering unless you are exempt, and leave some seats free to social distance.

Please follow the safer travel guidance to reduce the risk of transmission.

If you live a short distance from the university, you should consider walking or cycling. 

When your return date is confirmed, if you are using public transport, don’t forget to: 
▪ Plan ahead and allow more time for your journey. 
▪ Wear a face covering unless you are exempt for age, health or equality reasons. It is important you wear them for the entirety of your journey, whether inside a bus or train station, and when travelling on public transport.  
▪ Social distance where possible.  
▪ Wash or sanitise your hands regularly.  
▪ Be considerate to fellow passengers and staff.  
▪ Download the NHS Covid-19 app before you travel.


If you live a short distance from the university, you should consider walking or cycling. 

Students should be aware that the UK has introduced travel bans for arrivals from some countries (otherwise referred to as ‘red list’ countries) as part of measures taken to protect the UK from new strands of COVID-19. The list of 'red list’ countries will be regularly updated and can be found on GOV.UK.

Individuals who have been in, or transited through, a 'red list’ country in the last 10 days and who are not British and Irish Nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights will not be granted access to the UK.

International arrivals who have not been in or transited through a ‘red list’ country in the last 10 days should self-isolate immediately in their own accommodation for 10 days. 

Our advice for international students travelling from overseas for the Spring term is to consider whether you, in fact, need to travel to the UK at this time, particularly if your course does not require you to be on campus from 4 January. You should consider delaying your travel plans if these can be rearranged. 

We will be updating the information on the Coronavirus webpages with answers to the most frequently asked questions, including links to the latest advice and guidance. We will email all applicants if the guidance changes. 

This is a challenging time for all of us, but please be assured we will continue to do everything we can to maintain a safe study environment and to provide you with a learning experience that will enable you to succeed on your course, and ultimately in your career. 

Please contact our international team on if you have any questions about how this affects you. We look forward to welcoming you to Leeds Beckett University.  

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 now 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.  

Yes, if you choose not to attend, or are not able, to attend campus due to Covid-19 (e.g. due to self-isolation, shielding or travel restrictions), the taught content will be available online.

Until face-to-face teaching resumes, please stay where you are and continue to study online. 

Please follow Government guidance on self-isolation.

The Government is recommending that all students take two free lateral flow tests for Covid-19 before returning for any in-person, on campus teaching or before they use any campus facilities. The test is for those with no symptoms.

You can choose to pay for an accredited Covid-19 test from a private testing provider after five days of self-isolation, with a negative result releasing you from the need to isolate from day 6. More information on the Test to Release scheme is available on the Government website.