The UAL position is to continue to strongly encourage the following on campus and in halls of residence:
- Frequent hand-washing and use of sanitiser stations
- Maintaining social distancing where it makes sense to do so (e.g. in crowded or less well-ventilated spaces)
- Regular testing (ideally twice a week) for staff and students
- Continuing to observe the UAL Community Pledge
- Taking personal responsibility to act sensibly
We also encourage you to participate in the NHS vaccination programme.
You'll find more guidance below.
Face coverings are now required whilst on campus in:
- communal areas and when moving around buildings including lifts, toilets, offices and social spaces (except when eating or drinking)
- UAL shops
- all teaching and learning spaces – including teaching rooms, workshops, laboratories, offices, libraries and lecture halls.
Please bring your own face coverings with you. Where necessary face coverings are available for staff and students from reception desks across UAL, and can be collected on a regular basis.
Some people may not be able to wear a face covering and are legally exempt from the requirement to do so. Please be mindful and respectful of such circumstances.
Preparing our spaces
All across the University, you’ll find signage reminding you:
- to keep your distance
- to wear a face covering
- where you’ll need to wait for others to finish before you can proceed. For example, in a queue or some smaller spaces.
We are now using a 24-hour effective virus-eliminating product on our regular touch points on a daily basis (Monday to Friday).
We’ve also installed hand sanitising stations across the university to help you keep your hands clean and to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Please continue to wash hands your hands regularly whilst on site and make use of hand sanitising stations.
Travelling in London
You must continue to wear a face covering when using public transport.
This applies on the Tube, bus, tram, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail networks; Dial-a-Ride services; the Emirates Air Line; and the Woolwich ferry.
Transport for London (TfL) also expects and recommends the continued use of face covering in taxis and private hire vehicles by both drivers and passengers unless they are exempt.
Read TfL's guidance on face coverings.
It’s important to plan your journey before leaving home, as some routes and lines are operating with reduced capacity.