Welcome Fair Covid-19 Measures

Some Covid-19 measures will be in place at the event to comply with government guidance and ensure a safer event for all. You will need a valid NHS Covid-19 pass or valid alternative to enter the event.

The January Welcome Fair is back for 2022! 

The health, safety and wellbeing of our students and staff are our upmost priority. As a Students’ Union, we are continuing to closely follow government guidance and have implemented a number of measures to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for everyone at the Fair.

Please note a valid NHS Covid Pass or international vaccination certificate will be required to enter the January Welcome Fair – further details are provided below.

It is the responsibility of all attendees to follow the guidance listed below;

Face Coverings

Please note all attendees will be required to wear a face covering at the January Welcome Fair, unless you are exempt.

Covid-19 symptoms

All attendees need to follow government guidance on how to stay safe, and must not attend the January Welcome Fair if they have a positive test result, have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been informed to self-isolate.

NHS Covid Pass and entry to the venue
  • You will need to show a valid NHS Covid Pass to enter the January Welcome Fair. These will be checked by our staff when you arrive at the Fair.
  • International vaccine certificates accepted at the UK border will also be accepted.

You are eligible for a NHS Covid Pass if you are vaccinated with two doses of an approved vaccine, have taken a PCR or rapid lateral flow test within 48 hours or are exempt from vaccination and / or testing on the basis of a medical exemption.

You can obtain a valid NHS Covid Pass either via the NHS App or by obtaining a NHS Covid Pass letter. The government website has a step by step guide on how to obtain an NHS Covid Pass. Please note the NHS App is not the same as the NHS Covid App.

International Students

For those who have been vaccinated overseas, proof of a vaccination certificate (such as the EU Digital COVID certificate) can be shown, provided they are accepted at the UK border. A full list of international certificates which will be accepted can be found on the government website here.

If you are unable to show a valid vaccine certificate, you must demonstrate proof of a negative lateral flow or PCR test within 48 hours of attending the event as a condition of entry. You will need to register your test result and show proof of your negative result with either an email or text confirmation. You can register NHS lateral flow tests here.

On-campus vaccination centre & testing

There is a vaccination centre in the Temporary Building on the Mile End campus. You can book an appointment online.

Students and staff can also pick up take-home testing kits from the following locations on London campuses from Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm at;

  • Mile End: Residences Reception or Queens’ Building Reception (front entrance)
  • Whitechapel: Blizard Institute Reception area or Security Hub, Garrod Building
  • Charterhouse Square: Security Hub, Dawson Hall

Please note: the University have a reliable supply of home testing kits through the UK government. If any of our locations appear out of stock, please ask a member of staff.

Thank you for your assistance and support with the above measures. We hope you have a great experience at the January Welcome Fair.


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