This page contains information and advice for students, offer holders, and prospective students at Regent College London (RCL) on coronavirus (COVID-19).

It is the college’s priority for all students to have a full, enriching, and enjoyable experience, while staying as safe as possible. RCL is continuously monitoring latest Public Health England and government advice about the virus. Latest UK Government advice is available on the GOV.UK coronavirus pages.

The following information is what we expect from our students and how you can play your role in keeping our community safe. This is the place where you should go to for all essential information relating to Covid-19 including:

  • Safety on campus
  • Testing
  • International travel

Safety on campus Read

Facemasks

Following the latest government advice on 27th November, Regent College London recommends all staff and students to wear a face covering when inside the campus facilities, unless they are exempt. Face coverings help protect the wearer and others against the spread of infection because they cover the nose and mouth, which are the main confirmed sources of transmission of COVID-19. We recommend that face coverings should be worn by students, staff and adult visitors when moving around the premises such as in corridors and communal spaces.

Please stay away from campus and get tested if you feel unwell, or experience any of the Covid -19 symptoms.

Hygiene

Although sanitising stations are available across our sites, we advise our students and visitors to clean their hands thoroughly and frequently, ensuring good respiratory hygiene.

Tests and vaccinations Read

Vaccinations

We strongly recommend everyone in the RCL community to:

  • Get both vaccinations, and the booster jab when available. Please check with your GP surgery on where, and when to get one.
  • Get regular Covid – 19 tests, ideally twice a week. These are available for free from your local pharmacy.
  • Practise rigorous hand- hygiene
  • Download the official NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace app and follow the rules and guidance regarding test and trace.

All students must inform the college if they test positive for Covid, as we continue to have regulatory reporting requirements.

International travel Read

Testing and self-isolation requirements for people travelling to the UK vary, depending on which country you’re travelling from or through to get to the UK and whether you qualify as fully vaccinated under the rules for travel to England.

Red list countries

See the countries on the UK government’s red list and read the full red list rules. Red list rules apply whether you’re fully vaccinated or not.

If you’re travelling from a country on the UK government’s red list you’ll be required to quarantine in a managed hotel. See the Department for Education Managed Quarantine Service FAQs.

Rest of the world

For the rest of the world, view government guidance to see what you need to do depending on whether you’re:

  • Fully vaccinated.
    From 4am 30 November, you must self-isolate and take a PCR test before the end of day 2 after you arrive. If the result is negative, you can leave self-isolation.

If you’re unsure whether you qualify as fully vaccinated, please check the government guidance.

Office for Students guidance

The OfS webite has a published a useful guide for students on coronavirus that is regularly updated.

Coronavirus – guide for students – Office for Students

Coronavirus guidance for university students 2021-22 – Office for Students