COVID-19 Safety Guidance
Updated 23 August 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.
Take weekly tests if you attend campus regularly or live in halls of residence. We continue to run our in-house PCR testing scheme and you can choose between weekly PCR tests, or twice weekly lateral flow device (LFD) tests.
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 MyImperial. View guidance and FAQs about the form and government guidance. Completing 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.