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Doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19

29 October 2021

When you’re on campus there are a number of things you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 and better protect yourself and others from the virus.


A ‘multi-layered’ approach is the best defence against COVID-19. The video below explains how a combination of measures is the most effective way to keep the virus at bay.

By taking these steps, you create multiple lines of defence against the virus, making it harder for it to enter the community and ultimately reducing the chances of COVID-19 spreading.

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You can find extensive guidance available for staff and students on our Coronavirus Information pages. You can play your part by:

  • Getting vaccinated for COVID-19, if you can; 
  • Being thoughtful and wearing a face covering whilst indoors, unless you’re exempt;
  • Staying at home if you feel at all unwell; 
  • Self-isolating and ordering a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test if you have coronavirus symptoms;
  • Getting tested twice weeklv with a rapid Lateral Flow Test (LFT) if you don’t have symptoms and reporting your results to the NHS and UCL Connect to Protect;
  • Being considerate of those around you, especially if they’re wearing a ‘Please Give Me Space’ lanyard or badge; and
  • Washing or sanitising your hands frequently throughout the day. 

Further information, support and useful links

If you have specific questions about your individual circumstances, please speak to their department or line manager in the first instance.

Students can contact us via askUCL.