Health and Wellbeing

***Find out latest government advice on COVID-19, what to do if you have symptoms, self-isolation guidance and travel advice. ***

On 04 January 2021, the UK Government brought an update on COVID-19 guidance. The key points are:

Must stay at home. The single most important action we can all take is to stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives. Should follow this guidance immediately. The law will be updated to reflect these new rules.

Leaving home
You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:
? shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
? go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
? exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be
limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
? meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
? seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
? attend education or childcare – for those eligible Colleges, primary and secondary schools will remain open only for vulnerable children and the
children of critical workers. All other children will learn remotely until February half term. Early Years settings remain open.

Higher Education provision will remain online until mid-February for all except future critical worker courses.

If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live. You may leave your local area for a legally permitted reason, such as for work.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

Meeting others
You cannot leave your home to meet socially with anyone you do not live with or are not in a support bubble with (if you are legally permitted to form one).

You may exercise on your own, with one other person, or with your household or support bubble. You should not meet other people you do not live with, or have formed a support bubble with, unless for a permitted reason.

Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household.

At the current time and based on our understanding of what is known so far, COVID-19 can make anyone seriously ill, but for some people the risk is higher. You can find more information on higher risk groups on NHS.UK. As more information emerges, recommendations may change.

For more official advice please access the following link:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do

Taking care of your Physical Health

As you are staying at home, it is really important to maintain your physical health.  NHS published health advice on looking after your health while you are in your home.

To remain fit, you may consider the Strength and Flex plan by NHS.

Apart from this, you should continue to follow cleanliness and handwashing guidance to stop the spreading of infection.

If you or someone from you household had been diagnosed with COVID-19, please follow the Self-isolation Guidance

Taking care of your Mental Health

Your mental health is as equally important as your physical health, while staying at home. We know that you might be worried about current situations and their impact on your life. But remember, this situation is temporary and you must take care of your mental wellbeing during this time.

If you wish to discuss your worries or concerns, please contact the College Registrar by phone:

Contact No: 07415910283

Or email: a.rahim@londonchurchillcollege.ac.uk

In addition, you should follow the staying home tips and advice from Every Mind Matters or follow the practical advice for staying at home from Mind.