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Covid-19 Hub

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the student community and we understand this is a scary time for many. Whether you're a new or returning student, we're here to enhance your time at LSE and ensure the school acts in your best interests.

Last update: Wednesday 5th JANUARY 12pm (GMT)

This page will tell you how to access our services during Lent term and provide updates on opening hours (so please check it regularly). We are sure you'll have lots of questions and if you can't find the answer below, please contact us directly.

LSE Campus Updates

LSE's current Covid-secure measures for being on campus are:

  • From Monday 13 December, you will need a valid negative COVID test dated the day before or the day of your visit to access campus. This is a change from the current, four-day requirement and will remain in place until further notice.
  • All other COVID-secure campus measures will continue, including the requirement for mask wearing inside all buildings.
  • Enhanced ventilation measures to be retained.
  • Hand sanitisation stations to be retained.
  • LSE Testing Centre will be retained in Connaught House -if you need to book a test, please do so via the LSE website here.

LSESU services Update

The LSESU Gym is open - for information please visit their webpage.

Three Tuns Bar, Denning Learning Cafe and SU Front of House are now open, please find full details below!

LSESU is very much open and here for all of our members. Due to the current government guidance, most of our staff team will now be working a mixture of in the office and from home. In the event you are trying to contact a specific member of staff and are unable to reach them remotely, please contact su.info@lse.ac.uk.

The Saw Swee Hock Centre is open to all students. To access the building, you will need your student ID card and evidence of a negative Covid test dated the day before or the day of your visit to access campus (please see guidance at the top of this page).

The LSESU Gym, the Three Tuns Bar, Denning Learning Cafe and Front of House are all open! Please find the specific opening times for each of our outlets below.

Our SU office has now reopened and we will have members of staff in each day along with our Front of House team on hand ready to help you. If you have any queries about our services or need to get in contact with us, please come up and visit us on the 3rd floor of the Saw Swee Hock building, or drop us an email at su.info@lse.ac.uk. Please note the Tuns, FoH and Denning Café are all open during term time only.

 

LSESU Gym

Our Gym is fully open! For more information, please visit our Gym page.

Front of House

Monday to Friday from 10am - 4pm

The Three Tuns

Monday to Friday from 12pm - 11pm

Denning Learning Cafe

Monday to Friday from 9am - 4pm

Now open Monday to Friday from 12pm - 11pm

 

The Three Tuns is committed to facilitating the best student experience possible whilst keeping everyone safe.

To achieve this, the Three Tuns has developed outdoor seating facilities to aid busy periods and allow more spatial distance for our customers. In the same fashion, the Three Tuns is also currently further developing other auxiliary spaces to ensure that space is readily available and more information will be released on this very soon.

Hand sanitiser is readily available for all customers and we encourage you to be considerate of others and wear masks when not seated. During your visit to the Three Tuns we ask you remain seated at all times were possible and that you minimise the amount of unnecessary traversal around the Tuns. Finally, we ask that payments are made via contactless transaction.

Clear screens will remain in place at the bar and the Three Tuns staff undertake a regular cleaning schedule utilising sprays and solutions compliant with regulatory standards relating to viral and bacterial pathogens. Our staff perform regular hand washing routines and all Three Tuns staff require regular weekly testing in order to access campus.

We hope you enjoy your visit to the Three Tuns and always welcome questions and feedback!

Our Advice service will continue to operate remotely (you can speak to an advisor via email or Zoom). You can find out how to access the service here.

The Sports and Societies Departments are committed to supporting clubs and societies in delivering an amazing but safe student experience through their activities.With this in mind we have created a Coronavirus guidance page for student groups to find the information they need to plan and deliver for Lent Term.


Testing on LSE campus

LSE are still offering Covid-19 tests for all students. To find out more information and to book yourself in, please visit the LSE website here.

VACCINATIONS 

The Covid-19 Vaccination programme is now offering vaccinations and boosters to the adult demographic of the UK and appointments are now open. If you haven't yet been invited for your vaccine or booster, you will be contacted by the NHS soon to book your vaccination appointment.

All students who are registered with a GP in the UK will be offered a Covid-19 Vaccination. If you are not registered and would like to be offered a vaccination, head over to this page to find your nearest NHS GP and start the registration process >> https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-GP

Support and information

For any medical assistance in relation to coronavirus, please visit the NHS 111 Online website page.

The latest healthcare and government advice can be found via Public Health England and World Health Organisation.

To find out the latest updates at LSE, please visit the Schools Coronavirus FAQ's page.

For any independent advice on the impact of your studies, please contact our Advice Service, who are also able to provide information on our hardship fund.

Our Advice Service is operating remotely and can advise on matters relating to your individual circumstances, such as financial hardship and housing matters. Visit the Advice Page for more information.

You can find the full details on how to submit or upload your assessments on Moodle. Please note, if you continue to experience technical issues you can contact the IT service desk by email at tech.support@lse.ac.uk. They are actively prioritising any technical issues related to assessments.

We are still open however many services are being provided remotely. Check out our Campaigns Hub to get involved with existing campaigns or even start your own. If you want LSESU to lobby the School on your behalf, you can contact your Student Officers or propose a UGM motion.

Campaigning may look slightly different this year however we have two Campaigns and Policy Coordinators who are on hand to provide remote support and guidance on achieving change. You can find more details on our campaigns hub page.

LSE has been working tirelessly to ensure campus is as safe as possible, however we understand that safety isn't your only concern. If you have feedback on any aspect of your LSE experience - from online learning to your mental health - we want to hear it. Complete our online form to let us know your thoughts, or if you want advice specific to your situation, please contact our Advice Service.

We're working hard to bring you the amazing (and safe!) student experience you deserve. However we won't always get it right, and so we appreciate any feedback or suggestions you may have. Contact us with your feedback and we will respond as soon as we can.

The safety of students and staff is our priority and so we appreciate your cooperation with the guidelines our services and outlets have implemented. We have risk assessed our activities and will be putting in place the appropriate safety measures. If you have any questions or wish to view a particular risk assessment then please email su.info@lse.ac.uk. All LSESU staff and students will need to follow LSE's advice and guidelines.

There are a number of ways to do this - you can join our Facebook Groups (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD, BME Network, International Students' Network).

Follow any of our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) to get regular updates and see if you can spot any of your fellow friends on there!