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 16 active cases of Covid-19 among staff, and 17 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

From 19 July, our guidance for all staff and students has been updated in line with the lifting of all legal restrictions, 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.
  • 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).
  • Being fully vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and others against Covid-19. It also means you can get an NHS Covid Pass, which you may be asked to show to travel abroad, or to enter some public events and venues. You can find more information and book your vaccinations on the NHS website.
  • There is a vaccination centre on our Mile End campus in the Temporary Building in Geography Square. You can book an appointment and receive the vaccination. 
  • Using face coverings on campuses inside buildings is no longer mandated by Government. However, for the well-being of all our students and staff, we encourage you to continue to wear face coverings when moving around inside buildings on our campuses if they become crowded.
  • Our buildings and rooms have good ventilation, and there will continue to be a high standard of cleaning across campus.

Our first concern is the safety and welfare of our communities. We will continue to support our students, on and off our campuses, and are reaching out to our applicants, to reassure them about the new semester. Since government-mandated social distancing is ending, we will timetable for the new semester with full capacity.

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 about the weeks ahead.

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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 up-to-date 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.