This webpage tells you what facilities will be available to you in two scenarios:

  • under partial COVID restrictions, which allows students to be on campus whilst guidelines including face covering, observing social distancing and good hygiene; and
  • under full COVID restrictions, which means a return to lockdown, should there be another outbreak of coronavirus.

Move Imperial (sport)

Under partial COVID restrictions: There will be a partial reopening of some sport and leisure facilities across some campuses. To find out more, visit the Move website. This will be enhanced by a focused Active Travel agenda for the whole College achieved through promoting opportunities, such as walking and cycling, and removing barriers. You can visit the Active Travel website for more information.

The Sports Hub will deliver all student sports clubs’ programmes and we will provide additional outdoor spaces for safe activities, such as table tennis.

Under full COVID restrictions: There will be a range of health programmes available digitally for our entire community, free of charge – including videos and tools to keep you active, from workout videos, recipe ideas, wellbeing Q&As and Spotify playlists. We will also make available the Move Imperial App to provide relevant information for physical activity at home.

Find out more about our sport and leisure facilities by visiting our Move website.

Catering and events

Under partial COVID restrictions: We will carefully and incrementally reopen our diverse range of food and drink outlets across campuses to meet the needs of Imperial’s community. We will also develop new and flexible events spaces that can be used by students, such as lecture theatres, classrooms, ‘flat floor’ spaces and outdoor areas.

Under full COVID restrictions: We will close our food and drink outlets to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the College community. Vending machine availability may be increased and contactless technology implemented.

Find out more by visiting the Campus Services website.

Security

Under partial COVID restrictions: The College will offer a consistent security service, with a visible security presence 24/7 for 365 days across all Imperial sites. The security team will identify and solve building faults and manage College access control / identification (ID) card systems.

Under full COVID restrictions: The College will offer a consistent security service, with a visible security presence 24/7 for 365 days across all Imperial sites, operating on a slightly reduced staffing model to match with the busyness of campus.

The security team will identify and solve building faults and manage College access control / ID card systems.

Find out more by visiting our Security webpages.

Student Enterprise: Hackspace

Under partial COVID restrictions: The team will slowly increase workshop opening hours based on staff and student experience over the Autumn term. A booking system will be in place to manage access and there will be opportunities for online prototyping skills development.

Under full COVID restrictions: The Hackspace will be closed to visitors and will deliver learning, coaching and advertised extra-curricular programmes to students remotely.

To find out more, visit the Hackspace webpages.

Student Enterprise: Enterprise Lab

Under partial COVID restrictions: The team will provide a wide variety of extra-curricular programmes and events that focus on developing entrepreneurial skills and early stage student ventures. This will be delivered in multi-mode, although some activities will need to remain fully online. We will provide free professional advice, coaching and mentoring services tailored to individuals and teams, and provide access to meeting rooms on request.

Under full COVID restrictions: All programme and events will be delivered remotely. Ideas Surgeries. A Slack channel will be available providing 24/7 support for all members of the Enterprise Lab community, providing a platform for entrepreneurs at all levels to share ideas and help each other.

Find out more about student enterprise opportunities on our website.

Student spaces

Under partial COVID restrictions: The College will provide a wide variety of repurposed and enhanced student-focused spaces across campus, ensuring social distancing is adhered to. These spaces will collectively offer a range of services (Wi-Fi, vending machines etc.) as well as being comfortable and accessible for a range of different uses. 

Under full COVID restrictions: The College will provide a wide variety of repurposed and enhanced student-focused spaces across campus, ensuring social distancing is adhered to. However, these spaces will be subject to access control restrictions aligned with College policy at the time on visiting campus and essential activities. These spaces will collectively offer a range of services (Wi-Fi, vending machines etc.) as well as being comfortable and accessible for a range of different uses.