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Department COVID information

How we're keeping you safe and supported

The wellbeing of our Statistics community is paramount and our flexible approach to teaching and learning will ensure an excellent education while student experience continues safely for all. We are committed to sustaining our openness as we shape the world in partnership with students, staff and friends of our Department in the academic year ahead.

What you can you expect in the Department of Statistics in Columbia House?  

Social distancing and use of face coverings

  • We have implemented 2-metre social distancing in most spaces for safe work and study.
  • Everyone must wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in Columbia House in shared areas and communal spaces, unless they are exempt from doing so for medical or disability related reasons. The same rule applies to all indoor spaces on campus.
  • Students and staff are asked to observe one-way markings on the floor throughout Colmbia House and social distancing.
  • There will be sanitising points at the entrance of the building.

Use of the Administrative office

  • All members of our administrative team are working from home to ensure we minimise the spread of the virus and to keep everyone safe, especially our students.
  • However, each Programme Manager will offer office hours appointment slots via Zoom to students. You can find details of these on Our Opening Times webpage. 

Common and study rooms

Both the Undergraduate common and MSc study rooms are open to students. Maximum capacity for both of these rooms are advertised on the corresponding doors and students must observe these. If you have any problems with either of the rooms such as running out of sanitising wipes or you have any concerns, then please do contact Fatima Jeetoo. 

Submission of coursework

  • No hardcopies will be accepted in 2020/21.
  • All coursework should be submitted online.  Full details can be found on the Moodle course pages.

Office hours


  • Anyone coming to campus must self-monitor for symptoms and stay at home if they have potentially been exposed to COVID-19 or have had any symptoms over the past two weeks. Anyone with symptoms should self-isolate and get tested for Coronavirus. For further guidance on symptoms and related matters please see this NHS page.
  • If you test positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate as per the NHS guidance and report your symptoms to the School via its track and trace system as soon as possible.

LSE Trace

  • To keep the entire community safe, well and supported the School has developed LSE Trace. This is the School’s track, trace and isolate programme. We ask you to take a minute to read about LSE Trace which aims to prevent, protect and minimise the risk of COVID-19 across our community.
  • We ask that you utilise LSE Trace to enable the School to look after your health, safety and wellbeing, as well as that of other members of our community.
  • All members of the LSE community will be asked to complete a quick check-in once a week to let LSE know how you are and if you or anyone in your household has developed coronavirus symptoms or had a positive test.
  • If you develop COVID-19 symptoms or if you test positive for COVID-19 in between the wellness check-ins, you’ll need to report your symptoms and/or test result to LSE.

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  • We value your opinion and we always welcome your views and comments. We look forward to hearing about your experience at the Department. Please use the feedback form to submit any comments and we will get back to you as soon as we can.