LSE has developed a holistic, robust approach to prevent, protect and minimise the risk of COVID-19 across our community as much as possible.
Our School's trace and isolate programme, LSE Trace, is a key part of the measures we have in place so we can look after ourselves and one another.
It’s vital that everyone plays a part, whether you are coming onto campus or studying / working remotely. Follow the steps below and help keep everyone at LSE safe and well, maintain campus services and support those with symptoms.
Weekly Wellness Check-in
All members of the LSE community will be asked to complete a quick check-in once a week to let LSE know how you are, if you're in isolation and if you or anyone in your household has developed coronavirus symptoms or had a positive test.
The weekly check-in is an essential part of LSE's response to COVID-19 and we need you to play your part, whether you're on campus or working/studying remotely.
If you're well, it will only take a moment to complete; if you have symptoms, we can help you access advice quickly and easily if you need it.
We all have a role in keeping each other safe, supported and campus open - by checking in you are looking after yourself and others.
Report your symptoms
If you develop COVID-19 symptoms at any point during Michaelmas Term, you should call the National Health Service (NHS) 111 who can advise you if you need a test and what measures you need to take. If this is in-between the wellness check-ins, you’ll also need to report your symptoms to LSE via the online form.
You can also use this form to report the results of a COVID-19 test, inform LSE that you’ve you been asked to isolate by NHS Test and Trace or if you've been asked to quarantine after arriving in the country.
If any member of the LSE community reports symptoms and/or has a positive test, LSE’s Contact Tracing team will work to alert anyone at LSE who that person has been in close contact with, for example in halls of residence or in a 1.5m spaced classroom and inform them they need to have a test and self-isolate. They will also contact the relevant teams for cleaning of affected areas.
The Contact Tracing team will also inform affected individuals if they are notified of a positive or negative test. The information can also be given to the affected person so they can inform NHS Track and Trace.
LSE Trace is confined to campus and the LSE community, therefore you should inform anyone outside of LSE that you’ve been in contact with outside of our School so they can also self-isolate. The LSE Tracing team are here to advise you on every step of the process.
The LSE Trace Team operates Monday-Friday 8am-8pm and Saturday 9am-5pm.
Register your seat number in your lecture hall
Most teaching rooms at LSE have seats marked out at a 2-metre distance from each other. A small number of teaching rooms have seats at a 1.5m distance for educational purposes. For these rooms it's important to know who is sat where during teaching as adjacent seats are considered 'close contacts' for contact tracing.
At the start of your lesson you should use the URL on your seat to login in with your LSE credentials and submit your seat number. This information will then be used by the Contact Tracing team if necessary.
Thanks. Together we make LSE COVID-secure.