Coronavirus (Covid-19): Information for students and applicants
This page was updated 29 November 2021.
At London Film Academy, our priority is first and foremost the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and tutors.
On Saturday 27 November, the Prime Minister announced new temporary measures following the emergence of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the UK. The new measures will be introduced as a precaution to slow down the spread of the variant while we get more information. We will continue to keep this under review as the situation develops. Face coverings are to be worn in communal areas in all settings by students, visitors, tutors and staff at London Film Academy. As a higher education institution, LFA is regulated by the Office for Students and is considered in the same category as universities, colleges and schools. LFA are offering Lateral Flow Detection tests (LFD) for COVID-19 for students and staff who are on-site. All students and staff are advised to be tested twice weekly whilst studying and working at LFA.
The current guidance on contact tracing and isolation remains in place. In addition to these, any suspected or confirmed close contacts of the Omicron variant will be asked to isolate for 10 days regardless of vaccination status.
All eligible staff and students are encouraged to take up the offer of the vaccine, including boosters. Vaccines are our best defence against COVID-19. They help protect young people and adults, and benefit those around them. Vaccination makes people less likely to catch the virus and less likely to pass it on. To book a vaccination, please visit: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk). Students will be asked to complete a short questionnaire on entry to the building and should stay at home if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. All students will receive a more detailed summary of LFA’s COVID preventative measures when they are enrolled on their course.
For prospective students, please read our Stages of Operations advice that outlines the possible circumstantial stages needed to deliver our educational programmes safely and sensibly, with step-by-step detail on how things may change in the future, should further national government requirements and new developments arise. Following the most recent announcement, on 31 August 2021, we are currently at Stage 1.
The preparations and measures undertaken by staff at the school were excellent, and really helped ensure that the experience was one that felt safe.
Sam, Young Filmmakers' Academy Student
I have been very impressed by and grateful for the ongoing support from LFA, it has really made a huge difference.
Claire, BA (Hons) Filmmaking Student
If you have been travelling from outside the UK prior to joining us for a course, please contact the Admissions team to advise on your situation and obligations.
If you have any specific COVID related questions prior to joining us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much for continuing to support us throughout these unprecedented times and really be there to guide us. Distance has never felt so close!
Bianca, BA (Hons) Filmmaking Student
We are very much open for business, and you are welcome to get in touch with our team by email: email@example.com or by calling us on 020 7386 7711 between 9am-6pm (BST).
Stay safe and well, from all of us here at London Film Academy.
Anna & Daisy, LFA Co-Founders
To keep informed on the latest updates, please refer to the following advice topics:
Click here for the Office for Students - Coronavirus Guidance for university Students 2021-22
- UK Government's advice for students returning to higher education for spring term.
- UK Government's up-to-date guidance on educational settings
- UK Government's advice on traveling to the UK
- UK Government's countries and territories exempt from advice against ‘all but essential’ international travel
- UK Government's up-to-date information for the public on Coronavirus
- UK Government's Coronavirus Recovery Strategy
- World Health Organization's Coronavirus information pages
- World Health Organization's advice for public
The Department for Education has a helpline to answer education questions about COVID-19. The helpline is for higher education staff, students and parents and can be contacted on 0800 046 8687 or DfE.firstname.lastname@example.org. The Department for Education’s opening hours are 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) or 10am to 4pm (Saturday to Sunday).
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office are advising anyone who has travelled into the UK from abroad to follow the latest travel advice here.