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 (17/05/21) – As of Monday 17th May, restrictions in England have changed.
From Monday 17th May a number of changes took place, including:
- Indoor hospitality and indoor entertainment can reopen, including cinemas and museums.
- Up to six people or two households will be able to meet indoors.
- Up to 30 people will be able to meet outdoors.
- All remaining university students will be eligible to return from 17th May and should get tested twice a week upon return.
- The public can make informed, personal decisions on close contact, such as hugging, with their friends and family. Close contact continues to carry a risk of catching or spreading Covid-19, and people must consider the risk to themselves and to others.
You can read the full details of the changes on the Government website.
What this means for City
To welcome back students and staff who need to use our campus, we have now opened up all our buildings. Covid-secure measures remain in place, including spacing seats two meters apart where possible, so we would still encourage you to book a study space before you travel. If you plan to come onto campus, please ensure you take regular Covid-19 tests, which you can access through our University of London (UoL) partnership, your local testing centre or by ordering home tests.
When you arrive on campus, you will no longer need to sign in at reception and will be able to access campus via all building entrances. While you are on campus, please collect your new student ID card by emailing Security to let them know what time you will collect it. You will still need to follow the guidance in place to keep our City community safe, including not moving seats which are spaced two metres apart, wearing a face covering when you are inside unless you are exempt, and regularly washing or sanitising your hands.
If you feel unwell, make sure you stay at home and take a Covid-19 test if you have symptoms. Please let us know, by completing this form, if:
- You have Covid-19 symptoms
- You receive a positive Covid-19 test result
- You are isolating
Facilities that will be available
- The Northampton Square Library will remain open and has increased the number of bookable computer desks available on Level 3. The Business Library will remain open with bookable spaces in the PC lab, Financial Resources Zone and silent and quiet study zones. If you currently have any library loans, you will receive guidance about returning your books soon.
- The ground floor café at Northampton Square and café at Bunhill Row will be open.
- CitySport will be open for you to access gym equipment and on-site classes. Basketball, badminton and table tennis will also be available, with a maximum of 6 people per activity.
You can find the latest opening times on our website.
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.