London Film Academy

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

This page was updated 14 September 2021.

At London Film Academy,our priority is first and foremost the health and wellbeing of our students, staff and tutors.

Following a sustained period of delivering courses with reduced capacities and with many precautionary measures imposed, we are pleased to be returning our building to deliver the majority of our classes under normal circumstances. The use of face masks is now a personal choice, although tutors may recommend its use in some workshops. We continue to recommend students and staff show caution and common sense, and distance where possible.

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.

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.

To ensure the health and safety of all our students we continue to follow advice and guidance set out by the UK government, Health and Safety Executive, World Health Organisation, British Film Institute, PACT and The Production Guild.

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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