Covid-19 information for the local community

Approximately 20,000 students study at the University of Kent. We are also one of the area’s largest employers, with over 4,000 staff working across our campuses. We are an integral part of our local area, and we are committed to looking after the health, safety and wellbeing of our staff, students and local community.

Keeping our campuses safe

We are taking measures to ensure safety of our students, staff and the local community.

All our buildings have undergone thorough safety inspections and risk assessments. We have hand sanitisers available at building entrances and other key areas.

We’re regularly communicating with our staff and students to provide useful guidance relating to Coronavirus. We have dedicated Staff and Student​ websites, which we are updating frequently with the latest Government guidance. On these pages you can also view the latest communications to our staff and students relating to coronavirus.

Key safety messages are communicated to our students and staff via email, through on-campus signage and ongoing social media content. This messaging includes encouraging all our students and staff to get vaccinated against Covid-19. 

We're also encouraging all our students and staff to get tested regularly when they come to campus. Test kits can be ordered online and from a number of community locations such as pharmacies and libraries. 

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