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Returning to University in January 2021

Everything you need to know about returning to University.

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Updated 15 January 2021

We are reviewing the content of this website after national restrictions were announced for England and will make relevant updates as soon as we are able.

Updated January arrangements

Over the past couple of weeks the rate of infection from coronavirus has increased considerably in some parts of the UK.

While to date Leeds has not seen a sharp rise, the University is nonetheless subject to new restrictions that the Government announced on 30 December, and England is now facing national restrictions until at least mid-February.

In summary, these restrictions mean that, except for those taking a small number of specified subjects (which at Leeds means Clinical and Social Work programmes), teaching will be online and students should not return to university until further notice – this will be mid-February at the earliest. Regardless of when you return, you must be tested for covid-19 – and found negative – before you can interact with others or use facilities on campus.

Further details are available on the Returning to University in January 2021 section of this website.

If you are travelling internationally please be aware that travel advice is changing rapidly and we recommend you check with your travel provider before making your journey.

If you are an international student and travel disruptions between now and the start of term mean that you cannot arrive in Leeds when you planned, you can start your studies online, and join us in Leeds when you can. For information about arriving in Leeds please see the arrivals pages on our website.

Testing arrangements

Book an asymptomatic covid-19 test.

Students can book a free and fast asymptomatic lateral flow test on campus. These tests are for people who aren’t showing coronavirus symptoms and will indicate whether you are carrying the virus. They are available on campus from 4 January to 5 February. These tests are currently also available to staff who need to work on campus.

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Supporting students and staff

If you are a student or member of staff, let us know if you are self-isolating or have tested positive for coronavirus so we can support you.

Please see our information about how we can support you if you have symptoms or test positive or coronavirus, or need to self-isolate. To ensure we are clear and transparent with you, the page also includes our student and staff case statistics.

You must not attend campus if you have any symptoms. Please stay at home and follow the government advice to book a test through the NHS Test and Trace service.

If you need to self-isolate or receive a positive test, you must let the University know by emailing, visiting our reporting Covid webpage or calling 0113 3438777. If you live in University accommodation please also report to them that you are self-isolating.

Find out how we can work together to stay safe.

Working arrangements for staff

We expect the majority of staff to continue to work remote remotely while social distancing remains in force.

Staff asked to carry out work on campus or able to resume research on campus will receive appropriate notification.

Information for prospective students

If you’re an applicant or offer holder please visit our coronavirus information FAQs for prospective students.

Updates to this website

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We’ll continue to make updates on this page. Information published is correct at the time of posting. This is a rapidly changing situation so please keep checking back for updates.

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