General Information

Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include:

    • Wash your hands with soap and water often – for at least 20 seconds
    • 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. Do not use your hands
    • Put used tissues into the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

Avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell, and do not touch your mouth, eyes or nose if your hands are not clean. The School has made more hand sanitisers available across its campus. For more on the latest advice, check the NHS website.

The UK Government now advises that the risk to the UK is high.

You should stay at home for 7 days if you have either:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP, hospital or pharmacy. If you are staying home, you do not need to call 111.

Use the NHS’s 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

Stay at home for 7 days if you have symptoms. If you live with others, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person experienced symptoms.

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.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) currently advises against all but essential travel worldwide. If you are intending 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.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome and kidney failure.

You should stay at home if you have either:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, continuous cough

Do not go to a GP, hospital or pharmacy. If you are staying home, you do not need to call 111.

Use the NHS’s 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • Your condition gets worse
  • Your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
  • You feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home

Stay at home for 7 days if you have symptoms. If you live with others, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person experienced symptoms.

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 in high footfall areas, 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 April.

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

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.

The advice we have is that the risk of infection is low, so extra protective measures are not necessary.

However, it is a recognised custom for Asian communities to wear face masks to protect themselves and in particular, others from the possibility of infection. It is very important that we recognise and respect this custom.

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.

Yes, you can. However, in line with Public Health England guidance, anyone who has either a high temperature or a new continuous cough should stay at home for 7 days and should not come on to the School’s campus.

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.