Coronavirus guidance and support

We’ve created this page to keep you in-the-know about Covid-19 as well as help you get the support and guidance you need.

We have updated our advice in line with the Government’s ending of mandatory testing from 1 April 2022 and its guidance on living with Covid-19 and protecting people most at risk.

Head to the pages below for information, resources and support about your studies, finances and our wellbeing services. 

On campus

All teaching is taking place in person.

Your health and wellbeing is our number one priority and cleaning takes place across our buildings each weekday.

Face coverings are now voluntary, but we particularly encourage these in crowded areas and enclosed spaces. Face coverings will be available in reception areas should you need one.

Please do carry tissues with you so that you can cover your nose and mouth if sneezing or coughing, and be sensitive towards people’s need for additional, personal space.

Take particular care to avoid close contact with anyone you know who is at a higher risk of becoming seriously unwell from a respiratory infection, including Covid-19.

What to do if you are unwell

If you have symptoms of respiratory infection, such as Covid-19, and a high temperature, please follow Government guidance to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until you are well enough to resume normal activities.

You can check if you are eligible to order a rapid lateral flow test here.

If you test positive, please follow Government guidance and stay at home, avoiding contact with other people for at least 5 days after the day you took your test.

If you are unwell and cannot attend an assessment / exam, you must submit a Mitigating Circumstances Form alongside any supporting evidence. If approved, you will be offered the opportunity to resit at the next available opportunity and your grade will not be capped.

If you’re at higher risk

If you have any underlying health issues, we can carry out individual risk assessments where appropriate.

Please contact SEWS on 020 7078 8840 or by emailing sews@bil.ac.uk.

If your immune system is at higher risk, please view Government guidance here.

Who to contact

If you’re a student and have any questions you can call our main number, 020 7078 8840.

If you’d like any support or need someone to talk to, the SEWS team and Disability and Wellbeing team are always available over the phone, by email, or via SSP.

You can contact your lecturer by email or by organising a virtual meeting if you need any study support.

Government advice

The Government update their advice on a regular basis. Please familiarise yourself with the latest advice here.

NHS advice 

The NHS website has more information about how to stop the spread of infection, the signs and symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if you think you have symptoms.