This page was updated 24 March 2020.
Note for new & exisiting students
If you have registered for an upcoming course at LFA or are currently attending an LFA course, please be aware that we are regularly following advice from the UK government concerning the implications of Coronavirus.
Currently LFA will be temporarily delivering upcoming courses online. We are very much open for business and you are welcome to get in touch with our excellent team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on 020 7386 7711 between 9am-6pm (GMT). Stay safe and well, from all of us here are London Film Academy.
The UK Government have urged the public to stay at home and only go outside for food, health reasons and work.
For further details, please follow the latest advice from the government here.
If you find that you or someone you live with are exhibiting the following symptoms, the UK government has urged everyone to stay at home and self-isolate. The symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new continuous cough
- if you have symptoms of coronavirus, you'll need to stay at home for 7 days
- if you live with someone who has symptoms, you'll need to stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms
This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
Additonally, the government has requested that you do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and that they will not be testing people who are self-isolating with mild symptoms.
For more information on how to self-isolate, click here.
The Department for Education has launched a helpline to answer education questions about COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The helpline is for higher education staff, students and parents and can be contacted on 0800 046 8687 or DfE.email@example.com
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office are advising anyone who has travelled into the UK from abroad to follow the latest travel advice here.
Following the World Health Organization’s declaration on 30 January that the coronavirus outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK government's risk level has been raised to high.
To keep informed on the latest updates, please follow the following advice topics:
- UK Government's up-to-date guidance on educational settings
- UK Government's up-to-date information on Coronavirus
- UK Government's Coronavirus Action Plan
- World Health Organization - information pages
- World Health Organization - about Coronavirus
- World Health Organization's advice for public
- Foreign Travel Advice to China
- Advice for Travel to and from Wuhan
- Advice on those displaying symptons (link 1)
- Advice on those displaying symptons (link 2)
What is coronavirus ?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can infect people and usually only cause mild respiratory disease, such as the common cold. However, this coronavirus identified in Wuhan, China, is a new coronavirus that differs from these usual symptoms.
We are distrubuting this information to make you aware of the current situation with Coronavirus and the UK government's advice on the situation. We urge everyone who is studying, visiting, teaching or working at LFA to be aware of the basic hygiene practises:
- washing hands
- sneezing into tissues
- avoid travelling if you have mild flu or cold symptoms
- avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth
- avoid close contact with those suffering with coughing or flu symptoms