Covid-19 related updates for UK universities
Updated: Jul 30, 2021
The health, safety and wellbeing of all students is of utmost importance for every university. UK universities have adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic situation in a very smooth manner while ensuring student safety remains top priority. They are continuing to deliver the world-class teaching, UK is known for.
If you are an international student interested in studying in UK and need advice and support throughout this unprecedented period, here’s a guide which talks about various measures some universities are taking in the country.
In the UK, it is a legal requirement to wear a face covering over your nose and mouth in most indoor spaces, including public transport and shops.
Face-to-face teaching has now resumed in the UK. University campus’ and residences are also currently open as normal as the UK continues to move out of its final lockdown.
International Student Vaccine Priority in the UK
International and EU students in the UK will be able to access the various vaccinations available as they are rolled out across the country, meaning you may receive the vaccine quicker in the UK than your home country and will be protected when returning home.
UK Universities to Cover Quarantine Costs
For international students who need to complete a period of quarantine in managed hotel accommodation, a number of UK universities have announced they will reimburse the 10-day hotel quarantine and testing fees, up to the total value of £1,750.
The UK has a 'red list' of travel ban countries, which exists to try to prevent the spread of Covid-19 variants. It is in place to minimize travel to the UK and ensure that those who do travel, do so according to the guidance. Some people are banned from travelling to the UK altogether, whilst others are allowed to travel but must quarantine in specially-arranged hotel accommodation when they arrive.