YOUR SAFETY AT KINGSTON FRESHERS 2021
your safety is our #1 priority
our team have been working behind the scenes to make sure you can have the best, safest Freshers Week in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
we're so hype to bring events back to campus, with your safety at the forefront of every decision.
all over 16's in the UK are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, which is the best way to protect yourself and others this Freshers' week. you can read more about the COVID-19 vaccine here, and book yours now here.
we ask you think of your fellow students and staff and treat everyone's health with respect - wear a mask in crowded spaces if you can, and keep socially distanced where possible.
when designing this year's freshers week, we included a number of new measures including:
lots of outdoor events to limit transmission
reduced capacity at events
reimagined Freshers Fair across multiple days and multiple locations to allow for safe, leisurely browsing (don't worry - there'll still be pizza)
at our events
we have rules and recommendations in place across Freshers Week 2021 so we can have the best, safest Freshers Week in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
a full list of safety recommendations will be visible at each event, on this page, and available from our Union staff (we'll be in the purple shirts)
as part of government advice, we recommend doing twice-weekly lateral flow tests before visiting campus- you can do that at our on-campus Lateral Flow testing centre at Penrhyn Road or you can order them here
we strongly encourage and recommend wearing a mask at all events including freshers fair, to ensure the safety of yourself, other students and our staff
masks and hand sanitiser will be readily available at events and around campus - please utilise this if you've forgotten yours! if you can't find any, just ask one of us - we're friendly, promise
social distancing may be in place - please adhere to this where possible
some of our events are taking place at external venues. in this instance, attendees must follow the guidance and safety protocols put in place by the venue. Union of Kingston Students can not take responsibility for any incidents that occur at an event not run by the Union
if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or feeling unwell, please stay at home and contact NHS 111
to enter an event with us, you may need proof of one of the following:
DOUBLE VACCINATION - you received your second COVID-19 vaccine at least two weeks ago. you can show this through your vaccine card or the NHS COVID pass.
NEGATIVE TEST - a negative lateral flow or PCR test taken in the 48 hours prior to attending a Freshers event.
NATURAL IMMUNITY - evidenced by a positive PCR test result for COVID-19, lasting for 180 days from the date of the positive test and following completion of the self-isolation period.
tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.
however, if you are self-isolating or have tested positive for COVID-19, we will refund your ticket only with evidence of self-isolation and notification to the university of your isolation/positive test.
If you purchase an access all areas ticket and do not attend all of the events included, you will not be eligible for a refund on individual events. It is the purchasers personal choice as to which events to attend.
should any events be cancelled for any reason, you will be refunded for either a) the portion of the access all areas ticket or b) the single ticket you have purchased.