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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 UK Government website for the latest official advice as the situation is changing rapidly. 


As of Tuesday 11 January 2022, the UK Government confirmed new, temporary measures for self isolation.  These include: 

  1. The advice for people who have a positive Lateral Flow Test (LFT) result has changed. They are no longer required to have a follow-up polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, and they should stay at home and self-isolate immediately.
  2. People who have a positive LFT result should only have a follow-up PCR test if:

  • They wish to claim the Test and Trace Support Payment
  • They have a health condition that means they may be suitable for new coronavirus (COVID-19) treatments
  • They are taking LFT tests as part of research or surveillance programmes, and the programme asks them to do so
  • They have a positive day 2 LFT test after arriving in England

Safety measures at UCL 

  • Face coverings are mandatory for all students and staff while you are indoors on campus, unless you are exempt.  
  • If you are symptom-free, you should get tested twice a week with a rapid Lateral Flow Test (LFT) and report your results to the NHS and UCL Connect to Protect
  • If you feel unwell, you must not come to campus. If you do have COVID-19 symptoms, you should get a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test as soon as possible. 

Use the the links below to see the most up to date information on how coronavirus is affecting life in halls. 

Further reading

Living in Halls

Self Catered UCL Accommodation

At UCL we are committed to providing safe accommodation. Read our guide to living in UCL Halls during Coronavirus.

Quarantine and Self-Isolation

Astor en-suite single room

Read our guide to quarantine and self-isolation for UCL Accommodation residents, including support available to you.

Coronavirus FAQs

 Keep your Distance and Cover your face signs on the floor on UCL campus

Here you will find our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding your stay at UCL Accommodation during coronavirus.

Moving during Coronavirus

Early Arrivals

How students move into and out of UCL Accommodation has changed due to the pandemic. Please read this page carefully.

UCL Coronavirus Information

UCL Portico

Here you can find the answers to frequently asked questions, and links to further information, resources and support.

Student support and wellbeing

Student support and wellbeing

UCL's team of expert wellbeing, disability and mental health staff provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space.

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

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