The latest Government guidance is available on their website. Please familiarise yourself with the new national lockdown restrictions, which are in place from 5 January until at least mid-February; in particular, take a look at the Universities section.
Am I able to access campus even if my course is being delivered online?
Unless you are scheduled for on-campus teaching, the latest Government advice is that you should stay where you currently are. If you do need to come to campus for teaching, then walking or cycling is encouraged if possible. If you are using public transport, make sure you follow the Transport for London Safer travel guidance.
I’m a Postgraduate research student; can I continue to do my research on campus?
If you are not able to conduct your research from home and you want to come to campus, you can continue to do so. Take a look at our separate article to see whether you might benefit from completing an individual student risk assessment.
If you are accessing campus, we ask that you take part in regular COVID-19 testing to reduce the risk of transmission and adhere to the measures in place including safe distancing, wearing a face covering and regularly washing your hands.
What library and study spaces are available on campus?
Our libraries and some informal study spaces will remain open for those students who have compelling reasons to come to campus, such as inadequate study space at home or for mental health and welfare reasons. Details are available in our article Where can I study on campus?
Can I stay somewhere other than my term-time address?
The latest Government advice is that you should stay where you currently are, whether that is at your winter break accommodation or at your term time address. The advice is to avoid travelling and you should not move between different accommodations during this time.
Students who have not been able to use their accommodation because of the travel restrictions during the national lockdown will not be charged for the period they have not been staying with us.
We will also be able to provide flexibility to students who are scheduled to arrive in January. Further details will be provided by the Residences team. Please refer to the latest guidance at Residences Covid-19 Update 2020/21.
Unless you are scheduled for on-campus teaching, the latest Government advice is that you should stay where you currently are, whether that is at your winter break accommodation or at your term time address. The advice is to avoid travelling and you should not move between different accommodations during this time.
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How can I access mental health support?
We know that these uncertain times can cause a lot of anxiety and affect us differently. It is more important than ever to look after yourself and talk to your friends or family about how you are feeling. There are a range of resources available to help support you with your wellbeing and mental health:
King’s Counselling & Mental Health Support and Disability Support. You can find out more about these services in our article Accessing Student Support & Wellbeing remotely.
Togetherall is the university's chosen online support platform for mental health.
Out-of-hours counselling support is available if you would like to talk about an issue or problem in an evening or at a weekend and feel that you cannot wait to see a counsellor.
Mind, a mental health charity, has some useful information on its website about coronavirus and your wellbeing.