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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for students and staff

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for students and staff

COVID-19: 2021/22 autumn term at SOAS

SOAS is looking forward to welcoming students to campus, and we have committed to offering as much in-person teaching as circumstances allow. You can expect to have in-person seminars and tutorials, and online lectures. All students will be required to come to campus to attend their in-person sessions and we are putting modified plans in place for international students who may be unable to travel due to covid restrictions.

Protocols for COVID management and reporting

We have protocols in place for students and staff reporting symptoms:

We are working with UoL to provide access to vaccination during welcome week and on other future occasions.

You may also find local pop-up arrangements for vaccination which your local council or health authority are running.

We are asking that face coverings be worn in all teaching spaces, during 1-1 meetings and in the library to protect staff and students (unless exemptions apply), and to be able to maximise our offering by not being vulnerable to closures from self-isolation requirements. A supply of face coverings is available at campus reception if needed by anyone arriving at SOAS without one.

SOAS COVID-Safe Community Charter

Created with our students’ union, the SOAS COVID-Safe Community Charter aims to support the safe operation of the campus and our wider community. While this sets out important general principles and approaches, we will keep this updated over time as the government’s rules and protocols and requirements of safe operation of the campus.

Information for our staff and students

Our intranets for students and staff, and our Moodle/BLE, provide the most up to date COVID-19 information for our SOAS community. Staff and students will also receive the latest updates surrounding COVID-19 by email.

This page was last updated on Tuesday 14 September 2021.