Guidance on Coronavirus
City, University of London is acting on the advice of the UK Government, Public Health England, the NHS and the London Coronavirus Response Cell to manage our response to coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and wellbeing of our students, staff and visitors is our top priority.
Updates on confirmed cases within the University community and plans we have in place to manage an outbreak are available on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) statistics page.
Latest update (05/01/21) - National lockdown: Stay at Home
Following an increase in the number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across parts of England, the Government has announced a national lockdown which will last until mid-February.
This means people are only be allowed to leave their homes for the following reasons:
- shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person.
- go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home.
- exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
- meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one.
- seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse).
- attend education or childcare – this applies only to those who are eligible to do so. Details of how this applies to students and staff at City are below.
- Higher Education provision will remain online until mid-February for all students except those on future critical worker courses. Students not on these courses should remain where they are wherever possible and start their term online.
You can find more information about what restrictions are in place during the National Lockdown on the Government website.
What this means for City
The majority of Term Two was already scheduled to begin online for most students at City.
There is in-person practice-focused teaching scheduled for students in the School of Health Sciences – the Government has confirmed that this should continue as planned.
The return of all other students to campus will be delayed until at least the week commencing 22nd February.
Schools will contact students with information about how the changes will affect the delivery of their course.
The vast majority of City staff are already working remotely and should continue to do so. Staff required to operate essential campus services and deliver teaching and support for students are considered critical workers and will be able to travel to work.
If you are on campus, you must wear a face covering unless you are exempt, wash or sanitise your hands regularly, wipe down surfaces and give each other space.
Students and staff who need to be on campus should get tested for COVID-19 through our partnership with the University of London.
We will update this page and contact staff and students directly via email as and when there are any additional changes.