Coronavirus advice and FAQs

This page was last updated on 26 November 2020 at 12:20.

Some University of London buildings are open now but on a limited basis and for essential services only.  Users of Senate House Library and other libraries can avail of a click and collect service.

We continue to support our global community of students.

The intercollegiate halls of residence remain open and will welcome students again for the start of the new academic year in the autumn. 

This webpage will be updated regularly in accordance with changes in advice from the UK government.

Further UK Government guidance:

There is also advice on the Universities UK website and also on the Office for Students website.

The Department for Education has launched a new helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

You can also access more specialist research and information on the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine site and from John Hopkins University.

Asymptomatic Test Centre at Student Central

Information and guidance for the NHS Test and Trace service at the University of London. The test is for students who do not have symptoms of COVID-19.

Find out more about the Test and Trace centre

University of London buildings

Returning to University of London buildings

We have produced an information document, which outlines steps and measures the University is taking to best prepare to welcoming you back to the University. 

There is no fixed date for anyone to return to University of London buildings but we are working hard to provide a safe and secure environment when we do reopen our doors.

This information is subject to change as the current situation develops.

Online learning and research

What You Need to Know (University of London)

This free online course from the University of London offers a look at what a coronavirus is and what makes COVID-19 unique.

You’ll learn how the disease spreads, what symptoms to watch out for, and how to prepare with prevention and proper response strategies.

Tackling the Novel Coronavirus (LSHTM)

Through this free online course from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, find out more about the outbreak of the novel coronavirus and its implications around the world.

What topics will the course cover?

  • How COVID-19 emerged and was identified
  • Public health measures for COVID-19 worldwide
  • What is needed to address COVID-19 going forward

Who is the course for?

Those working in healthcare or anyone interested in how we should respond to the outbreak.

Global group researching ‘loss of smell’ as a Covid-19 symptom

The University of London’s Centre for the study of the Senses, part of the School of Advanced Study, will play a key role in researching the commonly reported Covid-19 symptom – sudden loss of smell (anosmia) and its impact on taste.