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Working together to stay safe

Our key focus is on the health, safety and wellbeing of all members of our University community.

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Updated 8 September 2021

Working together to stay safe

As the Government removes the legal restrictions around COVID-19, the University is cautiously relaxing its own expectations in line with central and local risk assessments, and in consultation with the recognised campus trade unions.  As announced earlier in the year, the return to campus will be gradual, phased over the coming months. 

Our key focus is on the health, safety and wellbeing of all members of our University community and as a guiding principle, we urge consideration, collegiality and respect for each other, particularly as we all get used to the changes in the government guidance. 

Visit our working together to stay safe page to find out about the measures we have put in place.

Arrangements for 2021/22

We expect to provide you with a substantial and sustained curriculum-based, on-campus experience from the start of next academic year. This means students will attend campus for face-to-face teaching activities such as seminars, tutorials, practical classes, group discussions and performance activities, as they’ll form an essential and significant part of the student experience. All assessment activities will be taken online, other than when there is an exceptional and agreed academic reason not to.  

Students will be able to use spaces on campus for social and group learning activities, including libraries.

Visit our arrangements for 2021/22 page for more information.

Tests and vaccinations

All staff and students are encouraged to take twice-weekly asymptomatic lateral flow tests. If you don’t have any coronavirus symptoms, you can either get a home testing kit or can book a free and fast asymptomatic lateral flow test on campus. 

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If you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, you must not book an asymptomatic test or attend campus. Instead, you must stay at home and book a test through the NHS Test and Trace Service.

Asymptomatic Test Centre new location and Home Test Collections

The Asymptomatic Test Centre and Home Test Kit collection point is located at Cromer Terrace studio.

Opening hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday (9am-2pm) and Tuesday, Thursday (1pm-6pm).

We recommend that people should have 3 tests at the test centre before converting to home testing.

Vaccinations

COVID-19 vaccines are effective. They can keep you from getting and spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 and can also help keep you from getting seriously ill even if you do get COVID-19. We encourage all students, both UK and international, to take a vaccine before returning to studies in September.

Visit our COVID-19 vaccination information for more.

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 test positive for coronavirus or need to self-isolate.

If you need to self-isolate or receive a positive test result, you must let the University know by emailing reportcovid@leeds.ac.uk, 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.

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

Updates will be published through coronavirus.leeds.ac.uk

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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