Updated 27 September 2021

Coronavirus and safety 

The Imperial community has shown respect for each other's safety and wellbeing as we deal with coronavirus. That spirit - of individual responsibility and respect for others - continues going forward.

We still expect everyone to wear a face covering indoors. This still applies to most indoor settings on campus, with some local exceptions and unless you are exempt. View our face coverings webpage for more detail.

If you are attending campus and/or you live in halls of residence, you will be required to take weekly tests. You can choose between weekly PCR tests, or twice weekly lateral flow device (LFD) tests.

Get fully vaccinated. Vaccination is free for everyone in the UK, including international students. You can book your COVID-19 vaccination now on the NHS website. 

If you are fully vaccinated in the UK and wish to ensure that your work or studies are not interrupted by being asked to self-isolate as a close contact, you will need to complete a short vaccination status form on MyImperialView guidance and FAQs about the form and government guidanceCompleting the vaccination status form is voluntary. However, if you do not complete it, then you will not be allowed to attend College campuses for 10 days following a contact with a positive case. 

Staff and students must adhere to additional local measures where they exist - just as we comply with health and safety rules on PPE. These are based on local risk assessments within departments and teams.

Our advice is informed by Imperial’s infectious disease experts and by the College’s risk assessments and that remains under review as the situation changes.