Students talking while wearing face coverings on campus

The health, safety and wellbeing of our community is our priority and we continue to closely follow Public Health England and NHS advice. A range of health and safety provisions are in place on campus and at the Business School, we have implemented a number of safety measures based on the official guidance and what is appropriate for our locations, ensuring we can safely move about and work on campus.

What should I do if I have coronavirus symptoms or have tested positive?

Anyone who has been or is due to be on campus and has coronavirus symptoms or has tested positive, should immediately self-isolate and then contact Imperial’s COVID-19 Contact Tracing Hub as soon as possible.

What steps is the College taking to protect staff and student health and safety?

The College has a health and safety plan in place which is led at the highest level within College and is being continually reviewed in line with guidance from Public Health England and the NHS to ensure Imperial is a safe place to work and study. The health, safety and wellbeing of our community is our first priority and the latest updates and guidance for staff can be found on the College COVID-19 site.

The College's COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy covers measures the College is taking and your responsibilities.

Wearing a face covering is now essential in most locations on-campus, unless you are exempt. Face coverings should cover both your mouth and nose.

We have introduced a local contact-tracing procedure at the College which will interface with the NHS’s Test and Trace service. This means that any local instances can be quickly dealt with and contacts traced to prevent further spread of the virus locally at the College, and also more widely, dependent on the situation.

The College has introduced a Code of Conduct for everyone to help ensure the wellbeing of our community. It should be followed by contractors and visitors too. Find out more about Protect and Respect here.

How can I help slow the spread of COVID-19?

We encourage you to use the NHS COVID-19 app to help control the spread of coronavirus. Available to download for free in England and Wales, the app has a number of tools to help protect you and others, including contact tracing, local area alerts, symptom checker and venue check-in, and uses Apple and Google’s privacy-preserving technology.

For more information, visit the NHS COVID-19 app support website. Please note, to download and use the app, your phone will need certain requirements. Discover which phones have been successfully tested with the app. 

We also have two different QR code schemes operating on our campuses. Some spaces like cafes will have two QR codes, one from each scheme, and you will need to scan both of them. Find out more here.

Can I gain access to Business School buildings?

Our campuses can and will remain open with the same social distancing and safety measures that have been in place since the start of the academic year. A range of health and safety provisions are in place and Imperial College will continue to follow UK government policy.

What testing facilities are available for students and staff on campus?

Imperial is running a COVID-19 testing scheme for staff and students who are asymptomatic. If you are required to attend campus and/or you live in halls of residence, you should book regular weekly tests. Find out more here.

What steps should I take if I have had a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you have had a COVID-19 vaccine, you should continue to adhere to social distancing, wearing masks and hand hygiene in order to protect the people around you and the wider community.

Latest updates from Imperial College

Find more information on the steps being taken to make our environment as safe as possible on the College COVID-19 page.