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Coronavirus (Covid-19): advice and updates

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The RCM campus is open with protective measures in place for individual music-making, one-to-one teaching and small ensemble rehearsals and performances.

The health and wellbeing of the RCM community is our top priority and protective measures have been put in place to help ensure the safest possible use of the building at this time. This includes requiring all staff and students to wear facemasks, avoid mixing households and adhere to two metre social distancing on campus. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Following London’s move into Tier 2 restrictions on Saturday 17 October, the RCM remains open for all activities as universities are exempt from rules against gathering indoors.

Covid-19 – what to do if you have symptoms

If you are an RCM student, professor or staff member and you experience symptoms of Covid-19, you should take the following steps as promptly as possible:

If you think another student or member of staff might have symptoms, you should encourage them to do the same. Further information is available in each of the guidance sections below.

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Guidance for current students

Our latest information for senior College students on how the current situation affects studies and exams, as well as guidance on how to keep safe and where to find support.

Read our guidance for current students

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Guidance for current RCMJD students

Our latest information for RCM Junior Department students and their parents about blended learning and how we are keeping our students safe.

Read our guidance for RCMJD students

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Guidance for 2021 applicants

Our latest information for those applying to the RCM for 2021 entry.

Read our guidance for 2021 applicants

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Guidance for staff

Our latest information on how the current situation affects the work and pay of RCM staff, how to stay safe and advice on remote working.

Read our guidance for staff

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Guidance for visitors

Our latest information on how the current situation affects public activities at the RCM, including performances.

Read our guidance for visitors

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