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Important update about COVID-19 and UCL safety guidance

1 December 2021

Find out about the latest UK Government guidance and new safety measures at UCL.

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On Saturday 27 November the Prime Minister announced several new precautionary measures following the emergence of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the UK.

From Tuesday 29 November:

  • All international arrivals to the UK must take a Day 2 PCR test and self-isolate until they receive a negative result. MyHealthChecked is a certified Government provider and offer discounted test kits for UCL staff and students. Please also read HR’s information for staff if you are planning to travel.
  • Face coverings are compulsory in shops and on public transport.
  • All contacts of suspected Omicron cases must self-isolate, regardless of their vaccination status. They will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Safety measures at UCL

UCL will continue to follow UK Government guidance and has reviewed the safety measures in place on campus with our own public health experts. This means that, starting immediately

We intend for campus to remain open and for in-person teaching, research and support activity to continue.  

This video shows a summary of the measures you can take to stop the spread of COVID-19.

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Vaccinations and boosters

The most important thing you can do to protect yourself and others is to get your COVID-19 vaccine if you can. The NHS vaccination centre at UCL’s Bidborough House is offering walk-in appointments 9am–6pm daily, including boosters if you are eligible. Please check the NHS website for the current eligibility criteria.