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The health, safety and security of our students and staff is our first priority.

Safety is of paramount importance at LIYSF. We work closely with our suppliers to maintain and improve safety standards wherever possible. Through our assessment process and ‘TravelSafe’ programme, we actively seek good practice in health and safety and we do our best to ensure that our event is as safe and trouble free as we can make it.


We are planning on the 62nd LIYSF taking place 28th July to 11th August 2021 in-person and online Apply here. LIYSF takes advice from the relevant government agencies and supporters of the Forum include eminent epidemiologists at the Department of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, Imperial College London. We are constantly staying updated on the situation. In the UK we follow the advice and guidance on contingency measures provided by the authorities, including Public Health England (PHE) and the National Health Service (NHS). We will put relevant safety measures in place that are recommended at the time of our event. We are also a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust and work in accordance with their guidance.

The UK National Health Service (NHS) has issued advice and guidance to help prevent the spread of the virus, which we encourage you to follow – see here. We also follow UK government guidelines such as those outlined here.

When looking for information about the virus and the situation, please look to trusted sources.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.


The routes of transmission of this novel coronavirus are not clearly known; however, other corona viruses are mainly transmitted by large respiratory droplets and direct or indirect contact with infected secretions.

To reduce the risk of infection all persons should:

  • Wash hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or using alcohol hand rub containing 60% alcohol at regular intervals, after using public transport, after toileting and always before food.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms, or who appears unwell.
  • If you feel unwell, stay in your room, notify your group leader. Contact local healthcare provider, checking online information first.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze or cough, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash hands. If you don’t have a tissue to hand, cough into the bend of your elbow.
  • Ensure frequently touched items and surfaces e.g. door handles, light switches, taps are cleaned and disinfected.
  • Avoid visiting live bird and animal markets, backyard or commercial poultry farms and do not touch wild or domestic birds (alive or dead).
  • Avoid any contact with animals, birds or surfaces that may be contaminated with animal or bird dropping.
  • Avoid eating or handling under-cooked or raw meat including poultry, egg or duck dishes.
  • Avoid sharing personal items.
  • Should a mask be worn, all the recommended precautions in order to minimise the risk of transmission should still be used.


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