Health & Safety and Travel News and Updates

UPDATE on Travel 18 March 2022

Now that international travel restrictions have largely been lifted, the LSE is changing its approach to permitted travel.

 1  All travellers must submit an online Notification to Travel before they travel.

2  All travellers must complete a Travel Risk Assessment and send it to the Health and Safety Team before their trip is approved and the insurance certificate is issued. The Health and Safety Team will advise if a Risk Identification Form is required.

3  Anyone considering travel to the following sanctioned countries will be required to undertake sanctions checks and complete a sanctions Form before the insurers will approve cover. With the exception of Cuba, SMC approval is required for travel to any of these countries. The specific sanctioned countries are:


Crimea & Sevastopol




North Korea


South Sudan




4  SMC will consider approving travel to countries or parts of countries which have FCDO advisories “against all but essential travel” only where there is a strong reason, and subject to the assessment of risk. Risk assessments for travel to such areas must be sent to Health and Safety a month before the intended departure date

These new travel requirements replace those issued in October 2021..


UPDATE on Risk Assessments - September 2021

For risk assessments during the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the government guidance on Working Safely.

To assist Departments, Divisions and other units of the School with their risk assessments prepare for the Michaelmas Term 2021, the School has agreed a refreshed risk assessment form, which incorporates guidance on control measures to be considered.

Staff tasked with completing risk assessments should attend Risk Assessment and COVID Awareness training which can be booked via the Training System. This is provided remotely (via Zoom).