Coronavirus

Coronavirus advice and updates

All Queen Mary students, staff and visitors should read and abide by our Covid Code.

Read our essential guide on what to do if someone presents with Covid-19 symptoms.

Find out more about testing for Queen Mary students and staff who do not have coronavirus symptoms, including details of take-home testing kits available around our campuses.

Confirmed Covid-19 cases at Queen Mary

Active, confirmed cases are reported on a daily basis across our UK-based staff and student population. ‘Active’ means that the individuals concerned have received a positive test result from an NHS PCR test and are either within the 10-day self-isolation period or are still showing symptoms.

Numbers will be updated every weekday by 6pm.

We currently have 14 active cases of Covid-19 among staff, and 13 active cases among students.

Queen Mary has over 23,000 students based in the UK and more than 4,600 permanent members of staff.

If further information is needed please email coronavirus@qmul.ac.uk and we will respond as quickly as possible. 

Current coronavirus guidance and precautions

Our guidance for all staff and students has been updated in line with the latest government advice, but everyone should remain cautious and vigilant.

  • We all need to continue to take two lateral flow tests a week – using a home kit that you can pick up on campus or from a pharmacy or order online.
  • It is really important that everyone gets fully vaccinated to protect themselves and others. You don’t have to get your second vaccine in the same place you got your first.
  • There is a vaccination centre on our Mile End campus in the Temporary Building in Geography Square. You can book an appointment or walk-in.
  • If you have any signs or symptoms that could potentially be Covid-19, please follow Government advice on booking a test and self-care. You should also notify the University by emailing staffhealth@qmul.ac.uk (for staff) or studenthealth@qmul.ac.uk (for students).
  • We ask that you please wear a face covering when walking around in our buildings in corridors, communal areas, stairwells and in lifts. You do not need to wear a face covering in other indoor areas or whilst seated.
  • Our buildings and rooms have good ventilation, and there will continue to be a high standard of cleaning across campus.

Arriving in the country

  • Everyone arriving in England after 0400 from 30 November must self-isolate and take a PCR test before the end of day 2 after you arrive (lateral flow tests will not be accepted).
  • Please note this applies even if you are fully vaccinated.
  • You can leave self-isolation if your PCR result is negative.
  • If you come from a red-list country, the following rules apply:

Our response to the pandemic and the easing of restrictions is flexible, and we will monitor and adjust our measures to respond to any local outbreaks or changes in the national advice. There is guidance on these pages, and we're here to help if anyone feels anxious.

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

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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

Find out about the resources available to support research staff and PhD students.

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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.

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 gov.uk/coronavirus

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.

Travel

Visit our coronavirus travel page for guidance on foreign travel.

Full details on making claims can be found on the Travel Insurance page.

Get in touch

For general questions or advice, please enquire via our contact page.

For questions around postgraduate admissions specifically, please enquire via our dedicated postgraduate contact page.