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  • 15 July 2022


  • RCA

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The Met Office has announced a red extreme heat warning for the first time as temperatures in London are forecast to rise up to 40 degrees on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July.

To ensure the safety of the RCA community and taking into account the advice of the Met Office’s Level 4 Heat Alert, the College has made the decision to close its campuses and library services on Monday 18 and Tuesday 19 July. Catering and shuttlebus services will also be suspended during this time.

For students who are scheduled to have on campus teaching on either day, teaching will be moved online or rescheduled where appropriate.

Leave of absence term four, 15-month MA and research and referral students who had appointments booked with our Technical Services or Library teams on these days will be contacted directly to rearrange or switch to an online consultation instead. For any queries about this, please contact [email protected].

Staff are asked to work from home where possible and line managers will be in touch with colleagues normally expected on campus. If you have any issues or concerns, please contact your line manager or email [email protected].

Staying safe

With temperatures reaching exceptionally high levels in London, it’s important to plan ahead and take care during the hot weather. The Met Office has advised the below actions to keep cool:

Met Office advice on keeping cool

You can also find the latest government guidance and advice on how to keep cool at home by clicking here.