Covid -19 guidelines

Even though most restrictions have lifted, the University is working hard to ensure your safety when you return to campus by providing a Covid-19 safe environment. Read about the steps you can take to help ensure campus is safe for all and how you can also protect yourself and others. 


See how safe campus will be when you arrive

Covid FAQs

The latest Covid-19 FAQs feature a range of questions relating to your studies, life on campus and social activities. 

Covid FAQs

Travel information for international students

Get the latest information and advice on travelling to the UK, including what to do if travelling from a red or amber list country and information on self-isolation. 

Travel advice

Information on vaccinations 

Anybody aged 18 or over in the UK is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination for free, regardless of their nationality or immigration status. It is strongly advised that all students get both Covid-19 vaccinations as soon as possible.

International students who live in the UK will need to register with a GP (General Practitioner) as soon as they arrive to access the vaccine, which is offered free of charge. 

Covid-19 vaccine FAQs for international students 

Covid secure campus 

Even though restrictions have been lifted the University is working hard to ensure the safety of students and to provide a safe environment for your teaching and learning. It is still advised that you to follow covid-safe guidelines when out and about on campus, for example consider wearing a face covering in busy areas on campus and being respectful of those that wish to maintain social distancing. 

Keeping Covid safe

Regular testing on campus

You should plan to take two lateral flow tests a week throughout the semester. You can order tests via and will be able to pick some up from collection points on campus.  You don’t need to book but please have your student ID with you. Self-testing kits contain seven tests (enough for almost a month) with results showing within 30 minutes. If you test postive you will need to report it via the Covid reporting tool

Home testing kit collection locations

NHS track and trace

To help protect yourself and others, you may be asked to check into some venues on campus and around Birmingham, as part of the NHS track and trace system. The app works to alert you if you potentially come into contact with somone with Coronavirus and advises you on the next steps to stay protected.

More information on NHS track and trace



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