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Covid-19 Update: Changes at Kent

Living with Covid
Following the recent Government announcements on ‘Living with Covid’, all legal Covid-19 restrictions in England have now ended.

However, this does not mean that Covid has gone away, and we all still need to keep the safety of others in mind while we are on campus – particularly for those who are vulnerable or who have close friends or relatives who may be.

What this means at Kent
We are asking all of our students and staff to:

  • Stay at home if you have Covid-19 symptoms until you have had two negative lateral flow tests 24 hours apart
  • Wear a face covering in crowded indoor spaces as we have been
  • Get tested regularly if you can when you are coming onto campus

Where can I get test kits?

Test kits can be ordered online and from a number of community locations such as pharmacies and libraries. Unfortunately, as part of the recent Government updates we are no longer able to distribute test kits ourselves due to changes to the licences for universities.

“All of you have played a huge role in helping us respond to Covid and I am hugely grateful for the way everyone has pulled together throughout to minimise cases at Kent – this collective approach will need to continue as we enter this new phase in how we manage our response.”
Professor Richard Reece, Deputy Vice-Chancellor – Education and Student Experience