Protecting the health and wellbeing of the entire King’s community is a priority for the university. For our latest updates and guidance, please visit Keeping King's safe together.

This article will help you to identify whether your circumstances put you at high risk and as such, whether you might benefit from doing an online individual risk assessment, and/or meeting with a member of the Wellbeing & Welfare team before you come to campus.

Risk Factors:

  • Gender: Male
  • Ethnicity: Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic group (including mixed race)
  • Lung condition that is not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis)
  • Heart disease (including pregnancy related)
  • Diabetes (including pregnancy related)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Liver disease (such as hepatitis)
  • Condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)
  • Condition meaning that you have a high risk of getting infections (health conditions or treatments that suppress or compromise the immune system)
  • Taking medicine that can affect your immune system (such as low doses of steroids)
  • Expectant mothers who are over 28 weeks pregnant
  • Very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)

These factors combined with your age and vaccination status help us to identify your risk level.



I have been fully vaccinated (two initial doses & booster)



I have not been vaccinated or not fully vaccinated



I’ve identified myself as high or medium risk



Support for long-term health conditions & disabilities
If you have a long-term health condition or a disability, there are a range of articles in our Disability support category that explain how our services can support you during your time at King's.


If you have concerns around your personal level of risk, or need support or information about that or vaccinations, please register with and consult a doctor/GP.