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Covid-19 updates

Covid-19 updates

A message from Royal Holloway, University of London, in relation to Covid-19

At Royal Holloway, University of London, we continue to prioritise the health and safety of our whole community. Throughout the pandemic, we have worked hard to provide a Covid-secure campus, adapting and implementing measures in response to government legislation, guidance and sector best practice in order to manage the risks, help maintain continuity in our student experience, the way we deliver teaching and how we operate, and play our part in support of the local, regional and national pandemic management effort.  

The majority of our students have returned to study on campus. Learning for our students is a mix of face-to-face, on campus, teaching and learning support, with some digital elements. This builds on the positive feedback around taking part in digital learning from students over the last year. 

The university, the Students’ Union and clubs and societies are providing a diverse programme of face-to-face events and experiences. The Library, gym, cafes and bars are open and we are providing a full range of student support services. Some online events and activities were very popular last year and so we are offering an online programme too.

We are offering some events on campus which are available for the general public to attend, together with others that are hosted online. For further details, please visit our events webpage.

The university continues to follow updated Covid-19 guidance issued by the UK Government and will adapt as circumstances require.

We continue to have Covid-secure measures in place on campus. Following the emergence of the Omicron variant and updated Government guidance, we expect face coverings to be worn by all students, staff and visitors over the age of 12 years old while indoors, including libraries, teaching rooms, lecture halls, laboratories and multiple-occupancy offices. 

We also have an expectation for all students and staff to take a lateral flow test twice a week and test before attending locations where it's difficult to social distance. As we reach the end of term on 10 December 2021, we are encouraging all students to use lateral flow tests before travelling, and before returning to campus for the start of term on 10 January 2022. We are also encouraging everyone who is eligible to get fully vaccinated against Covid-19, including the booster vaccination. You can read more about the steps we are taking below.

The number of students and staff who are currently self-isolating after reporting testing positive for Covid-19 to the university are as follows. We will share an update on these figures every Tuesday during term time.


Students who have been on campus

Staff who have been on campus

Students off campus

Staff off campus

Total current positive cases
































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