Last updated 3 February 2020

Richmond, The American International University in London, is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus, and seeking advice from the UK authorities, based on the latest available information.

We are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our staff and students during the current situation.

The latest government advice is available through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Public Health England.

On 1 February 2020, Public Health England advised an increase of the UK risk level from low to moderate. This does not mean they think the risk to individuals in the UK has changed, but that government should plan for all eventualities. Young, healthy adults are much less likely than elderly people or those with chronic illness to develop serious disease if infected.

Any students who are concerned about their health should seek medical advice by calling their GP or the free NHS 111 telephone helpline with details of their travel history.

If any students are worried about family and friends in affected areas, Richmond’s Student Affairs and Wellbeing team ( provides a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space for students to discuss any concerns they may have.