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.
- Resources and guidance for Students can be found on the Student Hub
- Resources and guidance for Staff can be found on the Staff Hub
- Resources and guidance for Prospective Students can be found here
- Information regarding Visa and Immigration advice during Coronavirus can be found here.
Latest update (29/03/21) – The ‘stay at home’ rule lifted but many restrictions remain in place
The evidence shows that it is safer for people to meet outdoors rather than indoors. And this is why from 29th March, when most schools start to break up for the Easter holidays, outdoor gatherings (including in private gardens) of either 6 people (the Rule of 6) or 2 households will also be allowed, making it easier for friends and families to meet outside.
Business and activities
Outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.
People should continue to work from home where they can and minimise the number of journeys they make where possible, avoiding travel at the busiest times and routes. Travel abroad will continue to be prohibited, other than for a small number of permitted reasons. Holidays abroad will not be allowed, given it will remain important to manage the risk of imported variants and protect the vaccination programme. The government has launched a new taskforce to review global travel which will report on 12th April.
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 taking place for students on specific programmes. Bookable study spaces are also available for student who need them.
In mid-April, the Government will be reviewing whether students on other courses might be able to return for particular activities. Once a decision is made, they will provide universities with a week’s notice. We will continue to update this page with further information once it is available. School’s 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.