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Important update: Teaching arrangements from 31 January 2022 

The University began transitioning back to in-person teaching from Monday 31 January 2022. The arrangements that applied in Semester One have, in most cases, been reinstated from 31 January. Modules will continue to be taught through a combination of in-person and online lectures and tutorials, depending on your programme of study. Your School will advise you on the details, but all students should plan to be on campus to engage with their studies. 

If individual staff are required to self-isolate due to Covid-19, classes may temporarily revert to online delivery. However, Schools will keep students updated with any changes to teaching arrangements.

Your learning during 2021-22

Welcome to Queen's

A message from Professor David Jones, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Education and Students

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At its meeting on Thursday 12 August 2021, the Northern Ireland Executive agreed that there will be a full return to face-to-face on-site delivery in Universities, Further Education Colleges and Non-Statutory Contractors for the new academic year, including the removal of social distancing restrictions in classrooms.

 Mitigation measures in place on campus and in teaching spaces

Social Distancing

Face Coverings

On-campus asymptomatic testing

Update on provision of at-home test kits

In line with recent policy changes to Northern Ireland's Test and Trace arrangements, the distribution of LFD Home Test Kits for asymptomatic testing by staff and students ceased on Friday 15 April.

For further information on asymptomatic testing, please visit the NI Direct website.

Introduction of NI COVID status certification scheme on campus

The NI Executive has introduced a new Covid status certification scheme, which became guidance from Monday 29 November 2021 and legally enforceable from Monday 13 December 2021.

While guidance is still be developed, it is our understanding that some spaces on campus will be impacted - specifically licensed spaces or where alcohol is being served. In these cases, customers or users will be required to show evidence of their Covid status to gain entry. We expect this to include venues serving food and drink, cinemas, theatres, concert halls and conference centres, including some of our campus spaces.

Close contact identification/tracing

For the last year, the University has been working with the Public Health Agency (PHA) to undertake ‘close contact tracing’ for campus-based activities.

From 1 November 2021, the Public Health Agency (PHA) took over on-campus contact tracing across all of Northern Ireland’s higher education institutions, including Queen’s.


Please be aware that previous COVID-19 infection does not protect against the Omicron variant.

On-Campus Walk-in Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

Queen's is working with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and the Public Health Agency to support and encourage students to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

To make this as easy as possible, we have arranged on-campus walk-in vaccination centres for any students who have not yet received their first jab.

No appointment necessary. Just bring your photographic ID and proof of address (for example, a bill or letter from the University).

If you develop symptoms

COVID-secure taxi

Self-isolation and quarantine


Travelling to Queen's University Belfast – What you need to do regarding travel, quarantine and testing


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Disability and Wellbeing

For support and information for students with a disability, please visit:

For general wellbeing and mental health support, including guidance on how to register with a GP or for support if you are concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on your wellbeing, please visit:


For advice on University accommodation, including arrivals, quarantine support and safety measures in place to safeguard your health, please visit: Self-isolation guidance and information for students.

Visit the Queen's Accommodation website.


Students' Union

For information on the services provided by the Students’ Union, including Fresher’s Fair, Clubs and Societies, Enterprise SU and Advice SU, please visit:

International Student Support

International Student Support provides specialist information and advice in relation to a range of visa and immigration related issues including applying for your visa to come to the UK, extending your visa in the UK, biometric residence permit queries, etc. Find out more:

Erasmus and Study or Work Placement Abroad

For further information on international study or work placements (for example, Erasmus), please visit: 

Covid-19 Information

Useful Contacts

If the information you are looking for is not addressed in the University's Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs, there are a range of contact points for staff and students: