Updated 18 January 2021

Updated arrangements for returning to University in January 2021

Find out about plans for the return to University in January

Book a 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. 

Let us know if you are self-isolating or test positive

Let us know if you are self-isolating or have tested positive for coronavirus so we can support you. Read our information and advice on support available if you experience coronavirus symptoms, test positive, or are required to follow government guidance to self-isolate.

Working together to stay safe

Please see our guidelines to help us work together to stay safe. This includes guidance on social distancing, face coverings and information about teaching in the 2020/21 academic year.

Plans for student education for this academic year

We’re carefully following government guidance in all our arrangements for student education. The safety of our students and staff remains our priority. Arrangements for this academic year and the latest coronavirus advice can be found in our communications to students and postgraduate researchers.

Applicants and offer holders

If you’re an applicant or offer holder please visit our coronavirus information FAQs tailored to you. This includes if you’re in the final year of your undergraduate degree but you are applying for a Masters with us. We also have information for postgraduate researcher applicants and offer holders.


University accommodation

For those who live in University accommodation, we’re also taking measures to ensure you feel safe and confident about your home, including the provision of a more frequent and thorough cleaning regime, clear signage and hand sanitiser stations. We’re introducing a staggered and contactless arrivals process, as well as effective social distancing measures, so you’ll be able to meet people and socialise in a safe way. Our experienced accommodation team will also be available to help you, offering advice and support to keep you safe and well.

Private accommodation

If you are moving into private accommodation, LUU has provided a range of advice to help you do this safely. LUU’s Help and Support team are also available to answer any questions you may have about your move.

Social distancing

The University takes your health and wellbeing extremely seriously, and we have been following the Government’s guidance for all citizens on social distancing to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). You must follow the Government’s rules on social distancing.

Students with underlying health conditions

Please see the NHS advice for people at higher risk.

Please make sure you are registered with a local doctor. Most students choose to register with the Leeds Student Medical Practice (LSMP) which is near the University campus.

Find information on how to register with LSMP or alternative local doctors

Please check our student FAQs for more information