When it’s okay to be on our campuses

Updated 19 March 2021

The safety of everyone on our campuses is our highest priority. 

Currently, only students in the following situations are allowed to visit our campuses: 

  • Research degree students (PhD, MPhil, MRes). 
  • Those on taught programmes that have been allowed to return to on campus in person teaching and study (your department would have let you know if your programme is one of those).  Any changes that came into effect on 8 March 2021 will have been covered by your academic department communicating with you. 
  • Those who are unable to study in their home environment if they do not have sufficient facilities to study from there or those whose domestic situation does not allow for study. 
  • Those with mitigating circumstances, recognised by their academic department, who have dispensation to attend campus. 

Otherwise, although our campuses and facilities are open, you should not visit our campuses. This guidance will be reviewed in light of any changes to the government guidelines.  

If you are attending campus, you should book regular weekly tests. We continue to have low numbers of positive cases and have plans in place to keep the community safe.   

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.