Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updates and guidance

On this site you will find the latest guidance for students, staff, plus student applicants and offer holders. You can also discover how Imperial is combatting coronavirus

Read the latest message to our community (12 June 2020) and view the archive for previous messages to students, staff and alumni.

This page is updated regularly.

Campus status

Currently only essential research and operational activity is taking place on our campuses and building access will only be granted in exceptional cases. Please contact your Head of Department or equivalent for more information. We look forward to welcoming new and returning students in the autumn.

Updated guidance

From 13 May 2020 new guidance from the UK government comes into effect. This includes specific guidance for how to travel safely and working in indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments. We have already launched several pilots to learn the best ways to restart some of the most laboratory intensive research on campus.
These pilots will run until Friday 22 May and we will update you again soon with our plans for the next phase of our restart. Until then please continue to work from home unless you have heard from your Head of Department directly.