Following the updated Government guidance in response to the new Covid-19 variant, there are some changes to the rules in the UK.
From Today (Tuesday 30 November 2021):
- Face coverings are a legal requirement in shops and on all UK public transport. You must wear a face covering throughout your journey, unless you have medical exemptions. This is the law.
- On campus, face coverings will be expected in all teaching spaces and communal areas. In shared offices and other spaces, face coverings should also be worn where social distancing cannot be maintained, unless you have medical exemptions.
- International Travel – you must follow the rules for international travel. You should not travel to countries or territories on the red list.
- If you are planning to travel to England, you should follow the guidance on entering the UK and find out which list the country you are travelling from is on and what you need to do.
- If you are travelling to the UK from abroad, you will need to take a PCR test, regardless of whether you have symptoms.
University of Kent Links:
- COVID-19 Travel Page – regularly updated with COVID-19 travel information.
- Coronavirus Page – University of Kent Coronavirus page has useful links and detailed information on the University’s response.
Useful Transport Links:
The following links explain what the travel providers are doing to keep their services COVID-friendly and what is expected from passengers during this time to ensure that you can travel in confidence.
- Stagecoach COVID-19 Page
- Arriva COVID-19 FAQs Page
- National Express Coronavirus Safety Page
- Southeastern Rail COVID-19 Page
- Campus Shuttle COVID-19
- Eurostar Travel Requirements
Government Guidance Links:
- Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread
- Face coverings: when to wear one, exemptions, and how to make your own
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): safer travel guidance for passengers
- Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Entering the UK
- Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)