Living with COVID-19

Health, safety and wellbeing

We’re here for you. We know the small things are the big things. That’s why we are helping you to stay connected and provide a listening ear.  

There is dedicated support in place, if you have any worries:  

  • University Security is available 24 hours a day. They can respond directly to incidents on campus, including halls of residence and can provide support with reporting incidents to the police. Call 0116 252 2023 (non-emergency) or 0116 252 2888 (emergency). This can also be done using the Safezone app on Android and Apple.
  • Report to us if you have a positive COVID-19 test or if you are showing symptoms so we can support you, stay at home, and follow Government guidance.
  • For COVID general queries email studentcovidsupport@le.ac.uk, or call 0116 252 2300 (Monday to Friday, 10.00am-4.00pm).
  • Student Support Services, including finance: welfare@le.ac.uk or 0116 223 1185 (Monday to Friday, 9.00am-5.00pm, term time only) 
  • Nightline listening service (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights, 8.00pm-2.00am, term time only)
  • If you want to tell us about any unacceptable behaviour you have been subjected to or have been affected by you can disclose online through our Report and Support system.   

Confident on campus 

  • Get both of your COVID-19 vaccinations, including your booster dose. Book online.
  • Stay at home, take a PCR test and report to us if you have any COVID-19 symptoms (high temperature, a new or continuous cough, or a loss of change to your sense of smell or taste) or a positive test, so we can support you. Follow Government guidance.
  • Take two coronavirus lateral flow tests on arrival twice a week if you do not have symptoms.
  • Under Plan B, we mandated that face coverings must be worn in all university buildings, unless exempt (except if eating, drinking or exercising). As of Monday 31 January this will change and we will revert back to our previous position of expecting the wearing of face coverings. We will expect you to continue to wear a face covering in crowded/communal areas and teaching spaces, including when entering and leaving lectures and corridors, unless you’re exempt. The wearing of face coverings in Robert Kilpatrick Clinical Sciences Building, George Davies Centre and University of Leicester buildings at Glenfield Hospital remains mandatory, unless you are exempt, due to their clinical link to the NHS. 
  • Check in using the QR codes using NHS COVID-19 app in lectures, sports centres, Percy Gee and the library, and other places you visit as part of NHS Track and Trace.
  • Keep to the left when moving around buildings.
  • Give each other some space.
  • Wash your hands regularly – we have hand sanitisers around campus.
  • Register with a GP – the closest to campus is Victoria Park Health Centre
  • All students are expected to comply with our Senate regulations, including those on conduct and COVID-19.

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