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LJMU Moving Forward Together

Latest updates

Page last updated: 7 September 2021

Mandatory wearing of face coverings 

Everyone must wear face coverings when moving around in communal spaces, offices, libraries, classrooms, and lecture theatres.

Once seated you may remove your face mask (although on occasion you may be requested to wear your mask)

It is important that everyone in our community does this to keep us all safe. If you have concerns about people not wearing masks please report this to your course tutor or line manager.

Social Distancing

Social Distancing will not be required but on stairs and in crowded corridors we are asking that you keep to the left.

COVID testing 

Everyone should take a lateral flow test twice per week. By doing this you are respecting your colleagues and keeping everyone as safe as possible.

COVID vaccinations 

Everyone should take up the offer of a double vaccination. This not only keeps you safe, but also protects people in our community who are vulnerable.

Update to Self-isolation Policy 

From Monday 16 August, people who are double vaccinated or aged under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case. Instead, they will be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible to check if they have the virus and for variants of concern. People can order a PCR home test online or by calling 119, or going to a test site. Please see this website for more information: Self-isolation removed for double-jabbed close contacts from 16 August - GOV.UK ( 

Forward Look 

Our intention is to deliver ‘business as usual’ during this academic year with face-to-face teaching and we expect all of our students to be in Liverpool for the start and continuation of their studies.

This is a plan underpinned with a great deal of complex contingency arrangements which will be communicated and deployed across the university should we find ourselves in a position where the Government changes their guidance and restrictions meaning a switch to on-line for any period of time.

As part of protecting our community we are also strongly encouraging everyone to get vaccinated as we head into the start of the new academic year.