COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

We're committed to keeping you safe, supported and informed about coronavirus. Find out what you can do to help stop the spread.

Travelling to campus from outside the UK

COVID-19 travel information

Find out what you need to know about travelling to our campus from outside the UK, testing and quarantining.

If you have coronavirus symptoms

What to do if you have coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms

Find out what you need to do if you develop coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms.

Self-isolation support

Support for you when you are self-isolating because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19).

NHS Test and Trace

You’ll be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace service if you test positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Teaching and learning

Requesting to study remotely

We know that COVID-19 restrictions may still affect many of you. Find out more about whether you are eligible to study remotely and how to apply.

Your course and learning

Find out how your course and learning are changing following the Covid-19 outbreak.

Safety on campus

How to come onto our campuses

We want to remind everyone we all have a part to play in reducing the risk of COVID-19 spreading.

Door card access

For security reasons, access to doors that require your staff or student card to open them expires after 30 days if not used.

Keeping safe on campus

Health, safety and wellbeing guidance to keep you and our community safe on campus.

Guidance for managing COVID-19 related allegations of student misconduct

How to report serious and/or persistent alleged misconduct linked to COVID-19.


COVID-19 student testing

We are running clinics and are encouraging our community to be regularly tested.

Support and guidance

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) support

Find out where you can get support for coronavirus-related issues.

Stages of protection

The University has developed five operational levels under which it can function during the COVID-19 pandemic.

University COVID-19 action

Find out what we're doing to keep our University community safe.


Vaccinations for Essex Students

The University is fully supportive of the national COVID-19 vaccine rollout and encourage students to have the vaccine to protect themselves, family and friends.