Covid-19 Safety Information

Leeds Conservatoire has been working extremely closely with Leeds City Council, the Student Union, all Higher Education Institutions in Leeds, the Luminate Education Group, the Office for Students and the Department for Education, and is committed to making our campuses, and the communities we interact with, as safe as possible.

Here is how you can find up-to-date information about the measures we are taking to protect the safety and experience of Students, Staff, Applicants and the wider community.


 

Contacting us

  • You can find detailed information and answers to common questions for Students and for Staff on Space (login required).
  • Many teams are still working remotely, so we are not currently accepting initial enquiries by telephone, please use the contact us page to send an email or message and we will get back to you.
  • If you are unsure who to contact, please email help@lcm.ac.uk.

Social distancing

Whilst social distancing is no longer a formal requirement, we recognise that not everybody is comfortable with being in a close space. We ask that our whole community, including staff, students and guests - are mindful and respectful of each other. 

Face coverings

You are free to wear a face covering in any space within our buildings. We encourage the use of face coverings in communal areas and corridors.  

Hand washing/sanitiser stations

Hand washing/sanitisation stations are positioned around campus. You should regularly wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or use hand sanitiser when you move from one part of the building to another, and when you have touched surfaces such as door handles.

Safety Facilities

Cleaning procedures

Regular cleaning will take place across the conservatoire by trained members of cleaning staff.

In addition, we request that all staff and students clean surfaces, equipment and resources that they have come into contact with or been near while in a room.

Counters

Counters will be fitted with Perspex screens to provide protection to those staffing the counter. Enquiries will be dealt with one at a time and a queuing system will be marked out on the floor leading to the counter.

Covid 19 Antigen

Covid-19 Testing

Testing when in Leeds

All new/returning students should take two lateral flow tests (3-4 days apart). You should then be tested twice weekly after that. 

This is to reduce the risk of transmission following the movement of students across the country. 

We are encouraging all visitors, students and staff, particularly those who are/will be coming on-campus, to take a twice weekly lateral flow test.

The NHS Leeds CCG website gives information about how to access local testing facilities or order home testing kits.

It is very important that, when testing at home, test results are reported online to NHS Test and Trace whether positive, negative or void. Reporting results helps the NHS monitor the spread of the virus, combat the virus and save lives.

Lateral flow tests should not be used if you have symptoms of Covid-19. You must get a PCR test if you have symptoms.

Information for Staff

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Can't access Space?

If you are having difficulty logging in to SPACE or accessing your email, please contact the IT Support team on 0113 222 3400 between 8:30AM and 5:00PM from Monday to Thursday and 8:00AM to 4:30PM on Fridays.

Absence and Covid-19 Reporting

All staff and student absence from the conservatoire must be reported via the appropriate form(s). You must also tell us if you have been in contact with Covid-19. See the absence page for further information.

Information for Students

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Can't access Space?

If you are having difficulty logging in to SPACE or accessing your email, please contact the IT Support team on 0113 222 3400 between 8:30AM and 5:00PM from Monday to Thursday and 8:00AM to 4:30PM on Fridays.

Absence and Covid-19 Reporting

All student and staff absence from the conservatoire must be reported via the appropriate form(s). You must also tell us if you have been in contact with Covid-19. See the absence page for further information.

Information for Families of Students

The wellbeing of students is our primary priority.

Students can find the latest Covid-19 information on Space, the student and staff portal (login required).

Students can also find and access a range of Student Support Services via Space.

Students will also receive regular communication to their Leeds Conservatoire email address.

New students will receive induction information to their own email address before they are registered and receive a Leeds Conservatoire email address.

If a student is having difficulty logging in to Space or their email, they should contact the IT Support team on 0113 222 3400 between 8:30AM and 5:00PM from Monday to Thursday and 8:00AM to 4:30PM on Fridays.

View more about Induction and Welcome here and Teaching Plans for 2021/22 here.

If you have concerns relating to a student that are not addressed on Space or the website, please contact us on help@lcm.ac.uk.

Note: many of our teams are currently working from home, so we are not accepting initial enquiries by telephone. Please email and someone will get back to you and arrange a call if needed.

Information for Applicants & Prospective Students

How do I apply?

Application is taking place as normal, via UCAS Undergraduate and UCAS Conservatoires.

Find out more:

Are Open Days happening?

Yes, we have a series of Covid-safe On-Campus Open Days planned, as well as Live Online events and our online On-Demand Open Day, which contains talks, tours, performances and more. 

You can also chat directly with our students via message.

How will auditions take place?

The exact format for 2022-entry auditions is still being finalised, and may have the option of in-person or online video auditions. You can find out more, and see audition guides where available, on our audition information page.

Covid-19 Vaccinations

We are very keen that all staff and students get fully vaccinated, other than those unable to do so for medical reasons. 

The NHS Leeds CCG website contains useful Covid-19 vaccination information.

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