Details of the national lockdown and latest government guidance
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.
 
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.

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?
 
We have a limited stock of King’s loan laptops and MiFi sticks (WiFi dongles) that can be sent to students who do not have access to a laptop/computer or WiFi/internet. For more information please see our article Student equipment loans during the 2020-21 academic year.
 
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.

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.
 
King's Residences
For students who arrived in King's Residences in September and are studying in this academic year (2020-21), we're continuing to provide the option to either defer or cancel your residences contracts without incurring any costs. You can do this for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year.
 
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.
 
Wherever you are living, we have guidance and resources available through our articles:
 
 
I’m an international student, can I travel to London and/or travel to my home country?
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.
 
You should also consider the travel advice of your home country, including whether or not the country has closed its borders to departures to and arrivals from the UK. More information is available on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s (FCO) travel advice webpage.
 
There is more detailed information for international students on pages 16-17 of the Government's guidance document Students returning to, and starting higher education, in Spring Term 2021.
 
Additional guidance for EU/EEA/Swiss Students 
The UK has now left the European Union. We have dedicated articles about a range of topics that you might find useful:

 
Studying remotely 

Visa support

EU Settlement Scheme

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: