When it’s okay to be on our campuses

Updated 5 January 2021

The safety of everyone on our campuses is our highest priority, and during the pandemic we are committed to ensuring our students and staff can access campus spaces and facilities when they need to. 

The guidance set out on the webpage has been updated to reflect the national lockdown of England implemented on 5 January.

Under the lockdown rules, university teaching will remain online until mid-February for all except a few medical and healthcare-related degree programmes. The College is working hard to establish the implications for each programme, building on the multi-mode delivery that we already have in place. We are also seeking clarification from the UK government on the wider impact of these changes on our community.   

Researchers and research students who cannot continue to undertake their research from home and require access to laboratories for their work can return to campus, following agreement from their supervisor and/or department  


Visiting the Library 

College libraries will remain open, including the Central Library on South Kensington Campus. Find out more on the Library website.


Using the shuttle bus

Shuttle buses between Hammersmith Hospital, White City and South Kensington Campuses will be running at a reduced level. A special booking process is in place for the duration of the pandemic. Find out more on the Shuttle Bus website.


Visiting sports facilities 

All gyms will remain closed for the duration of the lockdown and no training will be allowed at any Move Imperial facility. Competitive sports are currently suspended until further notice. Digital resources are available as part of the MoveFromHome campaign. 


Using catering facilities and the Essentials Convenience Store 

Catering facilities will be provided on our campuses. A reduced service will be provided on South Kensington, Hammersmith and Charing Cross campuses.

The Essentials Convenience Store will also be open on South Kensington campus.  


Using the Early Years Education Centre

The Early Years Education Centre remains open and parents should continue to follow the guidance provided to them.  


Visiting a College COVID-19 Testing Centre 

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing is available for students. You can find out more information about the locations, dates and times available by checking the Testing webpage.