UCL Accommodation


Coronavirus advice and support

Find information on coronavirus, for both current and prospective UCL Accommodation residents, and links to further information, FAQs, 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 still operating under Coronavirus restrictions, which limit many usual activities. 

If you’re intending to return to campus, the Government’s advice is to get tested before you travel, and then twice a week when you return. We recommend that you take your first few tests at our on-site testing facility so that we can be on hand to help you should you need it – details are below. After that you may prefer to continue using the on-site facility or to use home-test kits.

If you’re living and working on campus, you should be getting a COVID_19 test twice a week. You can order tests online, or get tested at UCL’s asymptomatic testing facility at Bidborough House

The Metropolitan Police has advised UCL that they are actively enforcing fines for people breaking the law, including £800 fines for illegal parties and gatherings. Find out more on the Living in Halls page.

Further reading

Current residents

UCL Portico

Information for residents that live in halls or have left during Academic Year 2020/2021such 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 Years 2020/21 and 2021/2022 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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