Updated guidance following the publications of government's 'Living with Covid' plan
Test to access
In line with the updated government guidance, our Test to Access policy will stop at the end of the day on Friday 25 February 2022.
After Friday 25 February, it will no longer be a requirement for anyone to take a test before visiting campus. However, we still encourage you to take a test, and claim a sticker when you arrive to show you are helping to protect the most vulnerable people in our community.
Keeping you safe
As a community with a number of clinically vulnerable colleagues, as well as with individuals who are carers for vulnerable loved ones, we have a responsibility to approach changes to our guidance with additional care.
We will continue to create a safe environment by undertaking COVID safe risk assessments, keeping in place environmental mitigations such as hand sanitising stations, enhanced cleaning and ventilation until the end of the academic year.
Playing your part
- While face coverings are no longer a requirement, we are asking everyone to consider wearing one when on campus, especially in settings where lots of people are gathered together, for example in lectures.
- The most important thing you can do to help keep our community safe is to get vaccinated and boosted. Getting vaccinated significantly reduces the risk of death or serious illness from the Covid-19 virus.
If you are unwell
- It is important to stay at home and get well if you have symptoms of a heavy cold, flu or Covid. We want to keep our community free from viruses especially during these uncertain times.
- For staff: We will continue to be cautious and, where possible, staff that test positive but are symptom-free and elect to continue working should work remotely. In all cases of sickness, staff should follow normal absence procedures. All decisions around working patterns and locations should be made in consultation with your line manager.
- For students: if a student returns a positive test for Covid, our advice is that they should not travel on to campus on that day, access learning through Weblearn and contact their School Office for more guidance to support their learning.
- We ask that colleagues with confirmed COVID continue to report their case to COVIDReport@londonmet.ac.uk until further notice.