COVID guidance for Summer School students

Before you start classes, it is important that you are aware of the measures that are in place to protect, prevent and minimise the risk of coronavirus (COVID-19) on campus and keep the LSE community safe.  

As a member of this community, you will be expected to follow this guidance. Please ensure that you read the below information, and linked documents,  carefully. 

Please note: Travellers from amber list countries or territories that are attending session one are now able to book a Test to Release test at LSE for Saturday 19 June. Please visit this page for booking instructions

Key COVID-19 requirements for Summer School students: 

Abide by the COVID-19 Student Code 
The COVID-19 Student Code outlines how Summer School students are expected to conduct themselves to help maintain the health of the LSE community.  
Please also refer to the Disciplinary Advice Notice for guidance on what to do if you have concerns about other students not behaving in a COVID-safe way and for details on what disciplinary action will be taken should students not abide by the Code.   

Wear a face covering whilst inside LSE buildings and facilities
This applies to all students, unless you are exempt from wearing a face covering because of health or disability reasons. If you are exempt, please contact Tom Purser, Head of Programme Delivery, at  

Ensure you have proof of a negative test taken within the last four days before entering campus buildings and facilities 
You will need to show digital proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken in the last four days before entering LSE’s buildings and facilities. This will apply throughout the course, not just at the start of the programme. Read this guidance on how to obtain free tests via LSE
If experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, immediately self-isolate and report your symptoms  
Please refer to the COVID-19 Student Code for further guidance on what you should do if you experience symptoms of COVID-19 (a high temperature, a new or continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste). You can also contact the National Health Service (NHS) 111 who can advise you if you need a test and what measures you need to take. 
Follow all guidelines set by the UK Government and LSE 
For example, following government guidance about quarantine and group socialising; and cooperating with messages and calls from contact tracers. 

COVID-19 support and further resources: 

Services in place to protect and support Summer School students include: 

  • Medical support - If you are feeling unwell with coronavirus symptoms, contact NHS 111 
  • LSE Testing Centre (Saw Swee Hock Building, LSE Campus) – offers free COVID-19 tests 
  • LSE Trace – this is the School’s system for tracing people with COVID-19 symptoms and those that they have been in contact with. Its aim is to protect our students and staff by identifying and isolating infection. LSE Trace will also alert us to members of our community who are unwell and may need additional support. 
  • Summer School Team – If you are affected by COVID-19 – for example, you are isolating, or you need further guidance about rules and requirements on campus, contact the Summer School Team (contact details below). 
  • LSE Halls staff – if you are isolating, please notify halls staff so that they can check in on you and support you (for example, assisting with food deliveries)  
  • LSE Student Wellbeing – for mental health and wellbeing support   
  • UK Government guidance – please visit this page for up-to-date guidance on Coronavirus restrictions in the UK 

If you have questions about this information, or need further guidance during the programme, please contact the Summer School Team. Our office hours are 09.30 – 17.30 (BST).