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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.

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

Last update: 2nd October, 2020 at 11am (BST)

services Update

We will be returning to the Saw Swee Hock on Monday 21st September - with some teams and members working remotely. In the event you are trying to contact a member of staff and are unable to reach them, please contact su.info@lse.ac.uk.

We will be making a return to Saw Swee Hock on Monday 21st September, and our bar, cafe and gym have revealed their planned return dates and opening hours.

Please note that these dates and times can change at any point given the current circumstances, and we are doing our utmost to ensure a safe reopening.

The Three Tuns

Monday 21st September
12:00 to 22:00 (Mon - Fri)

Denning Learning Cafe

Monday 21st September
9:30 to 15:00 (Mon - Fri)

LSESU Gym

Monday 21st September
7:00 to 22:00 (Mon - Fri) / 10:00 to 18:00 (Sat - Sun)

You can start booking classes and gym slots from Monday 14th September on the MyWellness App (iOS and Android). Members must book a slot at the gym in order to attend.

Slots are 1 hour long, with 30 mins in between for cleaning.

The Three Tuns Reopening

We know how important it is to have a space to socialise on campus, so we’re delighted to let you know that we’re ready to re-open on Monday 21st September (12:00 to 22:00, Mon - Fri). We can’t wait to welcome you back for a drink to the new academic year.

COVID-19 Safety

The safety of our staff and students is our top priority and we’d like to assure you that we have created the safest possible environment for your visit in-line with current WHO and Government guidance. Our COVID-19 measures are being regularly reviewed and updated to ensure we reach the optimum levels of safety in the current climate.

Social Distancing

The Three Tuns will be re-opening with a reduced capacity and tables will available on a first-come first-served basis for your social bubble. A one-way system will ensure there’s no paths crossed and our new table-service system will make standing at the bar a thing of the past! We kindly ask that you remain seated at your table for the duration of your visit to The Three Tuns.

Please note that due to recent government legislation, our maximum table size is 6.

Personal Protective Equipment

Our bar and venue team will be fully equipped with PPE to ensure that everyone is kept safe. Whilst you are welcome to wear your own mask and gloves, our team will remain masked so you don’t have to.

Effortless Ordering

The Three Tuns will be operating table service in order to limit social contact. Our new system means you can have drinks delivered straight to your table without the fuss of any apps, downloads or sign-ups. Your round can be paid-for from your seat and we are not taking any cash payments at this time.

Heightened Hygiene

We’ve increased our cleaning schedule for all bar surfaces, touch-points and toilet facilities. Tables will be disinfected between table bookings and hand sanitizer made available throughout the bar. We will ensure our glassware is sanitizes at high temperature to ensure we eliminate any risk of cross-contamination.

Events

With our reduced capacity and COVID-safety measures in place we’re confident we can provide a fantastic programme of events without compromising your safety. Working within current Government guidelines we’ve adapted our events to eliminate potential touch-points or cross-contamination. Entry to our events will also be subject to table bookings, temperature checks and track & trace.

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 Michaelmas Term.


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!