The government has published its Living with COVID-19 plan, and all COVID legal restrictions have now come to an end in England.

We are adopting a public health approach that we believe will keep our students and staff safe, including in the unique shared living environment of our halls of residence.

What to expect - part 1

Vaccination

Vaccination is free for everyone in the UK, including international students. We strongly recommend that you get vaccinated.

Testing

We encourage you to test regularly and especially if unwell. Tests are available to purchase from local pharmacies. 

Self-isolation

If you test positive for COVID-19, in order to keep our community safe, you are strongly advised to self-isolate for at least 5 days. Learn more about this on self-isolation guidelines.

Follow this guidance to reduce the spread of infection within Halls if you have COVID-19: 

  • Limit close contact with others. Spend as little time as possible in communal areasand respect personal space.
  • Regularly clean frequently touched surfaces and shared rooms like kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, particularly after coughing and sneezing.
  • Get help where possible from those you live with. Ask for help with cleaning and being brought food safely to avoid unnecessary contact.
  • Use a face covering if you need to spend time in shared spaces.
  • Keep rooms well ventilated.
  • Catch coughs and sneezes in disposable tissues and put them straight in the bin.

Support in halls

Available support

There are many sources of support at Imperial if you are struggling.