Coronavirus Regulations

Coronavirus Regulations

Last Updated: 11th August 2021

Please contact covid.helpdesk@lst.ac.uk for any questions or concerns.

The health and wellbeing of our students, colleagues, and visitors is our top priority.

Key points

  • Please follow our coronavirus guidelines outlined in the video above strictly.
  • Our plans and actions will be updated as appropriate, following Government and Public Health England guidance.

For further information on the UK government’s Coronavirus action plan, visit the Coronavirus Action plan webpage on GOV.UK

Information for current students and applicants

Plans for the Autumn Term

Government restrictions allowing, having returned to on campus delivery for the remainder of last term, we will of course be aiming to start the new academic year in September with full on-site delivery for all on-campus programmes.

Return to campus update

Despite almost all of the national restrictions being lifted, current infection rates mean an on-campus return will at the moment have to be in the context of a Covid secure environment with full ongoing Covid related precautions as before:

For anyone wishing to come on campus to either work or study:

  • Masks must be worn when moving around
  • A lateral flow test must be taken no less than 3 days before coming onto site and the result reported to covid.result@lst.ac.uk
  • Temperature gauges should be used when entering the building each day to ensure you do not have a temperature
  • Hand cleanliness should be maintained with regular handwashing / use of the hand sanitizers.

 

Student Covid-19 Testing

All students eligible to return to university should get two tests – one immediately on return to university and then again three days later. You should then be tested twice weekly after that.

Student Travel Advice

  • Take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test and get a negative result 3 days before they travel.
  • Complete a passenger locator form detailing where they will quarantine upon arrival.
  • Book and pay for a travel test package, which will include Covid-19 tests to be taken on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantine.
  • Be ready to present proof of study documents on arrival to the UK.
  • British or Irish nationals, or third country nationals with residence rights in the UK, who have been in or passed through a red-list country in the 10 days before their arrival will need to quarantine in a managed quarantine hotel, unless they are exempt.

It hopefully goes without saying, but everything mentioned above is dependent on the latest government guidelines which are subject to change at short notice, so we will keep you updated of any changes if or when they arise.

Should you have any queries on this please contact the Covid helpdesk covid.helpdesk@lst.ac.uk  in the first instance.

Prayer

“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:5-6

One of the great privileges of the Christian life is being able to bring our concerns to the Lord in prayer. We pray not to a God who is far away and insensitive to our needs, but to a Father who is near and who loves us. What’s more, as God’s people we can support each other in prayer. In uncertain times we can rely on the constancy of God and the prayers of the saints.

So let’s pray for each other. Our pastoral team would love to hear from you with any specific prayer requests you have – email us on pastoral.team@lst.ac.uk. If you would be happy for your request to be shared with the wider LST community, please do tell us when you email. God bless you.

Rev. Alison Atkinson
Chaplain

Alison Atkinson