UCL Accommodation


Coronavirus advice and support

Welcome to our coronavirus (Covid-19) information pages. Here you can find the answers to frequently asked questions for both current and prospective residents, and links to further information, resources and support.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding during this difficult and unsettling time as we work to support our residents, colleagues and prospective residents. These pages are updated regularly, but please check the Public Health England website for the latest official advice as the situation is changing rapidly. 


England is now in a national lockdown from 5 January 2021. 

There will be no in-person teaching on campus until Monday 22 February, at the earliest (except for a small number of exempt subjects). Read 'Changes to teaching in Term 2 in view of Government guidance' further information.

If you are staying at home, UCL will reimburse you for the time that you have not resided in UCL Accommodation over the winter closure period and up to Sunday 21 February 2021. This will be credited to your Portico account. For more information see the relevant FAQs pages linked below. 

If you are returning to term-time accommodation for Term Two, you are encouraged to get tested at UCL’s Asymptomatic COVID-19 Testing Facility, which will be operating from 4 January. Find out more about how to get tested.

Further reading

Current residents

UCL Portico

Information for residents that live in halls or have left during Academic Year 2019/2020 such as FAQs, belongings collection and moving out guidelines.

Prospective residents

Astor en-suite single room

Information for residents applying to live in halls during Academic Year 2020/2021 such as FAQs, housing advice and moving in guidelines.

Report a case of coronavirus

If you or any member of your household (those who you share a kitchen or bathroom with) test positive for coronavirus or develop symptoms, or have been asked to self-isolate for any other reason, please log your status with the UCL Connect to Protect tool. This will inform us of your situation so we can give clear instructions, advice and support throughout the process.

Report a potential case

Keeping you safe in UCL Accommodation

We want to help you feel as prepared as possible for your time in halls, so take a look at some of the changes we have put into place during these difficult times.

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