General Information

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include:

  • Stay at home as much as possible.
  • You must wear face-covering in public transport.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds.
  • Limit your contacts with other people.
  • Keep a distance of 2 meters (where possible) when you go out.
  • Wash your hands when you arrive at work or return home.
  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue and your sleeve when you cough or sneeze. Dispose immediately of the tissue and wash your hands afterwards.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone unwell, and do not touch your mouth, eyes or nose if your hands are not clean.
  • Do not leave home if anyone in your household has symptoms.

The UK Government now advises staying alert.

You should stay at home for seven days if you have either:

  • A high temperature.
  • A new, continuous cough.
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, get advice from the NHS 111 online coronavirus services. The UK Government has announced that everyone who is over five years old and has coronavirus symptoms can be tested.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all but essential travel worldwide. If you intend to travel outside of the UK, you should check the FCO’s latest travel advice for any countries you are travelling to before departure.

You can find additional travel advice related to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel online.

Main symptoms of coronavirus

  • A high temperature.
  • A new, continuous cough.
  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
  • Use the 111 online coronavirus service if you have symptoms of coronavirus and ask for a test to check if you have coronavirus.
  • Call 111 if you cannot get help online. Do not go to your GP, hospitals, or pharmacies.

More information can be found on the NHS Test and Trace section.

If you live with someone 70 or over, or who is pregnant, has a weakened immune system or has a long-term condition, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days. For more information, read the NHS’s coronavirus (COVID-19) advice.

If you are a student or participant, please also contact your stream or Executive Education delivery programme manager. If you are a member of staff or faculty, contact your line manager, or Subject Area Chair or Manager.

London School of Business Response 

The School is monitoring Public Health England guidelines about prevention and spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

The School has revised its cleaning programme and rotation to include the wiping down of key surfaces including handrails and door handles, and hand sanitiser gels are available in all key locations.

LBS has suspended all non-essential School community events of any size. This policy will be re-evaluated at the end of June.

Prospective students who wish to visit campus should contact the School to ensure that your event is still being held in-person. Many recruitment events will now be held online.

Students FAQ’s

From 1st of June the office has returned to normal office hours as the School is taking all recommended measures by the government. However, the School has not started to operate all classes and events.

The government has announced that people who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus should be particularly stringent in following social distancing measures. This group includes those who are:

  • aged 70 or older (regardless of medical conditions)
  • under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below (ie anyone instructed to get a flu jab as an adult each year on medical grounds):
  • chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema or bronchitis
  • chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • chronic neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), a learning disability or cerebral palsy
  • diabetes
  • problems with your spleen – for example, sickle cell disease or if you have had your spleen removed
  • a weakened immune system as the result of conditions such as HIV and AIDS, or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • being seriously overweight (a BMI of 40 or above)
  • those who are pregnant

Note: there are some clinical conditions which put people at even higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19. If you are in this category, the NHS in England will directly contact you with advice the more stringent measures you should take in order to keep yourself and others safe. For now, you should rigorously follow the social distancing advice in full, outlined below.

People falling into this group are those who may be at particular risk due to complex health problems such as:

  • People who have received an organ transplant and remain on ongoing immunosuppression medication
  • People with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radiotherapy
  • People with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia who are at any stage of treatment
  • People with severe chest conditions such as cystic fibrosis or severe asthma (requiring hospital admissions or courses of steroid tablets)
  • People with severe diseases of body systems, such as severe kidney disease (dialysis)

Anyone in these groups should carefully follow the government’s latest advice on social distancing to protect older people and vulnerable adults.

If you are a student on placement and are in one of these groups, please check the latest guidance which is now on the Student Portal. This is being updated frequently.

If you are a student in one of these at risk groups then you should discuss this with your personal tutor who will inform your programme leader.

If you are a member of staff, you should ensure your line manager is aware so support can be provided as required.

From 15 June, you must wear a face-covering on public transport. However, it is not mandatory to wear a face mask on public places, we recommend doing so.

We have taken the decision that from Monday 16th March, all classroom-based teaching and learning activity will now be delivered online. You should access learning materials through Blackboard.

If you are concerned about any other aspect of your learning please contact us through the Student Portal and we will discuss how you can get the support you need.

If you are a staff member, please contact your Line Manager who will be able to discuss next steps with you.

We recognise that coronavirus (COVID-19) may be negatively impacting the mental health of members of our school community.

Students experiencing anxiety, stress or feel as though they are struggling with their mental health, should talk to their stream manager in the first instance.

You can stay committed to our community’s values by coming together and supporting all who are affected by these events.

If you would like to find out more ways to help our global community, contact the Student Association, who will direct you to the relevant student club.