Arriving for the autumn term

Information on travelling to Goldsmiths and when you can move into student accommodation.

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The information on this page reflects current plans and the UK government guidance. It may change.

Please check this page and emails from us regularly before the start of term.

When to arrive

You should plan to be in London and be able to attend in-person inductions in the first week of term. Term starts on 27 September for the majority of programmes (see variations for specific programmes).

Covid-19 testing for UK based students

If you are coming to Goldsmiths from elsewhere in the UK you should test yourself twice in the week before travelling using an LFT test.

You should then test yourself on arrival (3-4 days apart), and twice weekly thereafter.

Read more about Covid-19 testing for students.

Moving into your London accommodation

Student accommodation arranged through Goldsmiths

Private accommodation

If you are coming from overseas and don’t need to use a quarantine hotel, our self–isolating guidance has useful information and advice on how to quarantine in your accommodation.

Students can quarantine in accommodation with others who are not self-isolating as long as those in quarantine avoid contact with others during the isolation period

Please bear in mind that the self-isolating guide is based on current guidance and over the coming weeks we aim to update our advice to reflect some of the changes that are expected to come into place from mid-August onwards.

Travelling from overseas

What you must do when you arrive in England from overseas depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive.

Countries are split into RedAmber and Green lists.

You must follow the rules of the highest risk country you have been in during those 10 days. If your journey includes a transit stop in a different country you have to include it if new passengers get on and mix with you, or you get off and mix with other people.

You can apply to our Covid-19 Travel Fund for a contribution towards the costs of the quarantine or PCR tests.

Red list rules

See the current Red list countries.

You must do the following, even if you are fully vaccinated:

Before traveling to England

On arrival in England

 

Amber list rules if you are fully UK, USA or EU vaccinated

Amber list rules for everyone else

See the current Amber list countries.

You must do the following, even if you are fully vaccinated:

Before travelling to England

On arrival in England

  • Quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • Take a Covid-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private Covid-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

Green list rules

See the current Green list countries.

You must do the following, even if you are fully vaccinated:

Before travelling to England

On arrival in England

You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.

You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.