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Changes to halls services, facilities, and regulations

By Adrian 12 Mar 2020

As part of our comprehensive response to the coronavirus outbreak, the following measures have been implemented, in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organization and Public Health England.

Guests & security

In line with UK government instructions to avoid social gatherings of all kinds, we ask that residents do not invite any guests or visitors to the hall at any time of day or night.

Events & common rooms

The intercollegiate halls cancelled all social events from 21st March onwards.

Common rooms were closed from 30th March.

Cleaning & housekeeping

There in an increased frequency of cleaning common areas, including hand rails, door handles, push plates, and elevator buttons.

Students' rooms and flats will not be cleaned.

Catering & dining halls

Some seating will be removed from dining halls. We ask that you maintain a distance of at least 1 metre from other people when taking meals.

All items that would normally be self-service are now being served by our catering staff.

If you use the dining hall for study or other activities, please ensure that nothing is left on the tables when you are not actually there and using the space. This is so that tables can be properly cleaned before and after meal times. If items are left in the dining hall, it will be locked outside of meal times.

There is more detail about the changes to dining room arrangements in this article.

Our main information outlet about COVID-19 is here: Coronavirus advice and FAQs | University of London.

There's more COVID-19 information specifically for intercollegiate halls residents here.

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Adrian is a medical doctor and a Member of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine; Student Health & Wellbeing Manager at the University of London; and Warden of Connaught Hall. He is a Mental Health First Aid instructor and a trainer for Student Minds. Adrian is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine; a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA); a Member of the Association of University Administrators; and an Associate Member of the Academy of Medical Educators. He is passionate about advancing equality, diversity, and inclusion. Adrian's interests include fitness, nutrition, mindfulness and insight meditation, medical education, social psychology, and human factors / crisis resource management.
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