CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

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

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Student return to campus

The Government has confirmed that from 17 May all remaining university students can return to campus for in-person teaching as part of the further easing of restrictions in England. This means that students can return to campus for in-person teaching in line with their timetable. The university is required to maintain social distancing until at least 21 June so students will continue to access blended learning. Students affected by this updated guidance will receive an email from their School advising of any changes.

Lateral flow testing

All Leeds Beckett University students should take two Covid-19 tests a week. 

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.

Our Covid-19 test centre on Headingley Campus has moved to a different building, Campus Central, and also serves as a collection point for rapid lateral flow tests. You can choose to collect your test to take away or use the booths on site. Help and guidance is available from staff on how to take these tests either at home or in the booths.

Please remember to record all results on the Government website. If you have any queries please email TestCentres@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

There are no changes to the Covid-19 test centre on City Campus. You can continue to walk up for your free lateral flow tests on weekdays.

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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