Coronavirus - Information for students

This year at Kent is different as we adapt to the new way of studying and living with Covid-19. Our top priority is keeping you and our community safe while still providing the highest quality teaching and student experience.

These pages contain detailed information to support students with our response to the Coronavirus outbreak, including what this will mean for studying at Kent or staying on one of our campuses.

We will continue to monitor updates and provide as much advice, care and support as we can throughout.

We strongly advise you to use media outlets such as the BBC or the Government and NHS websites for latest UK guidance. 

If these webpages do not answer your question you can contact

Latest student covid updates

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Regular Covid-19 testing

As long as you are symptom-free, please get tested regularly - you should be tested twice a week if you are living or working on campus or just visiting for essential use of the Library or other facilities.   

Book your tests now and get tested on campus

National lockdown - Jan 2021

Following the government announcement that we are in a third national lockdown, universities have been asked to pause face-to-face teaching during this time apart from to those on medicine, pharmacy or social work courses.

As a result, all our teaching will be delivered online until the end of February unless you are studying on one of the above courses. The start of term remains 18 January 2021.

You should follow Government guidance and not move between your home and term-time addresses. Unless you are already living on campus, please do not come onto campus until you hear from the University that it is possible to do so. We will continue to support you and your studies no matter where you are.

Read more about lockdown and the Spring term

Rent reduction scheme

In light of the new restrictions, we are also introducing a rent reduction scheme for all students with contracts for accommodation on the Canterbury campus who are unable to return due to the current Government lockdown restrictions.

Rent reduction scheme


See what measures we have put in place and what you can do to help keep you and our community safe both on and off campus.    

Read our safety advice


See how teaching is being delivered, support available and information for postgraduate students.

Read our studying advice


Find out where you can get support during these uncertain times, including mental health and financial support. 

See support available

Student life

Check out our advice for living on and off campus, how to get involved in activities and your transport options. 

Read about student life

Self-isolation guide

If you have to self-isolate, because you have Covid-19 symptoms, have tested positive for Covid-19 or have been in contact with someone who has, this guide is for you.  

See the self-isolation guide


Read our information on international travel, visas and study abroad. 

Read our international advice
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