Coronavirus advice and updates

This webpage provides information and guidance for Queen Mary University of London staff, students and visitors. It’s updated regularly.

Your welfare is our top priority. Find out about changes to our teaching and the services in place to support you.

We're all adjusting our ways of working – find out about the support and guidance on offer to help ease the transition.

Student/staff working

Coronavirus has implications for our research work at Queen Mary. Find out about the resources available to support research staff and PhD students.

Community engagement is central to our work at Queen Mary. There are many ways you can support our local communities and help ease pressure on vital services.

Campus status

While the UK Government has eased lockdown restrictions in some ways, people are still being told to stay at home as much as possible, work from home if they can, and limit contact with people outside their households. Queen Mary remains open, but there is no face-to-face teaching until further notice. All education is being carried out online and all but essential on-campus services are being delivered remotely. Therefore, many of our campus buildings are currently closed. 

Queen Mary’s current position is not to furlough staff. This balances the efforts we are making to reopen our laboratories and some more campus facilities for our students soon, and the scheme requirements of having exhausted all other productive work for people. We are continually reviewing our position as new information comes to our attention from funders and our staff.

We ask that all students and staff support their friends and colleagues at this difficult time. Harassment and discrimination of any kind has no place on our campuses. If you are victim of, or witness, any form of physical or verbal attack, report it immediately

Official health information

You can find the latest information and guidance on coronavirus from Public Health England at NHS.UK/coronavirus

Further advice and guidance from the government can be found at

To read all University email updates on coronavirus, students should visit MyQMUL and staff should visit Connected

Queen Mary's response to coronavirus

You can find all news stories relating to Queen Mary's contribution to the response effort on our coronavirus news page.

If you’re concerned about a student of member of staff

You can contact the University at for students and for staff. 

If you have a clear medical concern about yourself or someone else, call NHS 111 or use the NHS 111 online service


We’ve produced guidance on travelling and claiming travel insurance for trips cancelled due to coronavirus.