Health and Safety
Accessing Health Services and General Information
Students can find details of local health services and health advice on the NHS website.
For further useful information and contact details, please see our Safety Information Leaflet.
Please make sure you read the CTLS COVID-19 Protocols before your arrive at CTLS.
King’s College London Health Centre
CTLS students have access to the King’s College London Health Centre, located on the 3rd Floor of Bush House South East Wing:
Kings College London NHS Health Centre
Bush House 3rd Floor South East Wing
London, WC2B 4PJ
Tel: +44 (0)207 848 2613
As with all General Practice surgeries in the UK, patients must register with the health centre in order to access its services. We recommend that all students register with King’s College Health Centre at the beginning of the semester.
Symptomatic Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing
Coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms: a high temperature, a new continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
If you experience any of these symptoms you must stay home. Do not travel to CTLS/hospital/GP surgery/walk-in centre, you need to book a test.
You can either book a visit to a test site or get a home test kit depending on how long you have had symptoms. You can order tests for up to 3 people. If you have problems booking a test online, dial 119 (lines open 7am-11pm). You must self-isolate until you get your result. Anyone you live with must also self-isolate, unless they are fully vaccinated.
More information about coronavirus testing can be found on the Government Coronavirus Website.
Asymptomatic Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing
Anyone can be a carrier of the COVID-19 virus without experiencing any symptoms. To help protect each other and reduce transmission, we expect all students, faculty and staff to test twice per week, even if you are fully vaccinated. Regular PCR testing is available for free through King’s College London if you don’t have coronavirus symptoms (asymptomatic). Free Lateral Flow home tests are also available to be ordered online through the NHS website or to be collected from a local pharmacy. You can find further details on how to access testing on the KCL Test website.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccinations
The health and wellbeing of our community is our priority which is why we are fully supportive of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. We strongly recommend full vaccination, including the booster dose, if eligible, before your arrival to the UK. Should you not have been able to receive your full vaccination or the booster in your home country, you will be able to receive the COVID-19 vaccination for free in the UK through the NHS (National Health Service).
We recommend you register with a GP as it makes it easier to access NHS services, although it is not essential to do so to have the COVID vaccine. We recommend that students register with the King’s College London Health Centre. More information on how to register can be found above.
COVID-19 vaccinations are provided through vaccination centres, GP surgeries and hospitals. Once registered with a GP, you will be invited to book an appointment at a location accessible to you, or alternatively you can book an appointment online. If you are not yet registered with a GP, you can attend a walk-in vaccination site.
When booking an appointment, you may be asked for your NHS number. If you need to find your NHS number, visit the NHS website and enter your details. You do not need to know your NHS number to use NHS services, but it can be useful to have it.
If you have already received the first dose of your vaccination overseas, you will be able to have your second dose in England. Where possible, vaccination centres will aim to provide the same type of vaccination as your first dose. In exceptional circumstances different vaccines can be used for first and second doses, you may not know which vaccine your first dose was, or the same product may not be available in the UK.
If you have had the second dose of your vaccination at least three months ago, you will also be able to have your booster dose in England.
NHS COVID Pass
The NHS COVID Pass is an official record of your COVID-19 vaccination status, if you were vaccinated in the UK, or a negative test result. If you had your vaccinations abroad in certain countries, you can ask to have this added to your NHS vaccination record: Tell the NHS about coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccinations you’ve had abroad.
To use the NHS COVID Pass you will first need an NHS Number – you must be registered with a GP to get your NHS number. You can get an NHS COVID Pass digitally through the NHS App (different to the NHS COVID-19 App) or the online NHS COVID Pass service.
The NHS COVID Pass will be required for entry to some external venues such as nightclubs and large events, such as concerts and sports matches.
Counselling and Mental Health Services
CTLS students also have access to the Counselling Service offered by King’s College London. Counselling services are usually by appointment only and take place during normal working hours, Monday to Friday.
You can contact the main Counselling Service at Bush House 9.00am – 5.00pm every week day throughout the year apart from when the College is closed.
In person: speak to an administrator in Student Services enquiries, Level 4 Bush House South East Wing
By phone: +44 (0)20 7848 1234
By email: email@example.com
Education Abroad Accident and Sickness Insurance and Team Assist Plan (TAP) Emergency Service Provider
All students participating in study abroad or other overseas opportunities arranged by Georgetown University are required to have overseas medical coverage and travel emergency assistance benefits. The University provides this coverage through the Georgetown University World Class Coverage Plan underwritten by ACE American Insurance Company.
Please note that this insurance is a mandatory part of participating in the program. The only exceptions are students who are citizens of the United Kingdom. All other students are required to have the insurance, including students from schools in the European Union. Buying your own private insurance will not waive this requirement.
CTLS students will be automatically enrolled in this insurance and will be billed on their Georgetown student accounts. The per semester charge for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 semester students is $120.00. CTLS has created Georgetown student accounts for CTLS students from all participating schools. These accounts are accessed using the student’s NetID. Payment to cover the charge must be made before the beginning of each semester, by one of the following methods:
- Complete the payment via your MyAccess. Further instructions can be found under the Make a Payment tab on the Student Accounts website.
- Georgetown Students Only: Pay in person at the Office of Student Accounts (581 McDonough Hall).
- To wire the funds to Georgetown Law, you need to contact the Student Accounts office at (001) 202 662 9057.
The plan also includes emergency medical assistance benefits through its Team Assist Plan (TAP). Services available through TAP include:
- Provider referral
- Emergency medical evacuation
- Travel and Technical Assistance
International SOS Travel Assistance
As mentioned above, Students enrolled in the study abroad insurance plan must rely on TAP for medical evacuation and other medical emergency services. Other travel services are provided by International SOS at no additional cost. Before students depart they should download the International SOS Assistance App.
- Security Evacuation Services
- Online tracking of personal travel itineraries
- Online travel health reports
- Automated security email alerts
- Referrals to clinics practicing western medicine
As always, students should be cautious and assume responsibility for their personal safety while travelling. While the United Kingdom benefits from generally low crime rates, incidents of pick pocketing are extremely common.