London Film Academy

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Information for students and applicants

This page was updated 12 May 2022.


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. In line with the latest guidance issued by the Department for Education, many of the restrictive measures previously enforced to combat the spread of COVID-19 have been relaxed. However, face coverings continue to be advisable in all communal areas of the building for students, visitors, tutors and staff at London Film Academy, and are a compulsory measure when undertaking practical classes or shoots. Increased ventilation measures have also been implemented.

LFA staff and students are asked to abide by the most recent isolation measures that may be necessary in the event of a positive LFD test or onset of symptoms.

All eligible 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 (

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:

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: 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.

Best wishes,

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 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.

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