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Arranging student accommodation for quarantine in the UK

If you're a new student coming to Bath from abroad, find out how to arrange accommodation for your quarantine period and how we'll support you during this time.

Find out whether you need to go into quarantine

If you come to the UK from another country, you might need to go into quarantine (also called 'self-isolation') for two weeks (14 days) from the day you arrive. This is a UK government regulation to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Check whether you can come to England without going into quarantine.

What to do if you need to go into quarantine

To arrange University accommodation for quarantine, you must email quarantine@bath.ac.uk if you're arriving in the UK:

  • between 29 August and 5 September 2020
  • after 16 September 2020

How we'll support you during quarantine

We could provide you with accommodation and food for two weeks, depending on when you arrive, if you:

  • are a new student
  • have chosen to live in University accommodation
  • need to go into quarantine when you arrive in the UK

Your accommodation will be on the University campus with up to five other quarantined students. You must follow social-distancing and hygene guidelines at all times.

Read about what you need to do while living in quarantine accommodation.

Arriving between 29 August and 5 September

We'll arrange free quarantine accommodation and food for you when you email quarantine@bath.ac.uk to confirm your arrival date.

Arriving between 6 September and 16 September

You must make your own accommodation arrangements for quarantine outside of the University. You also need to arrange your own food deliveries.

Arriving after 16 September

You can request a place in quarantine accommodation on campus by emailing quarantine@bath.ac.uk. You need to pay for the accommodation, but we'll arrange free food for you for two weeks.

If we don't have any more space in our quarantine accommodation, you can:

  • study from home through Bath Blend, our blended-learning experience, until there's accommodation available - watch our video about Bath Blend
  • make your own accommodation arrangements for quarantine outside of the University - you would also need to arrange your own food deliveries

After quarantine

We'll contact you after your quarantine period to arrange for you to move into your normal University accommodation. Read more about moving into normal accommodation after quarantine.

If you arrive after 16 September you'll start paying for your normal accommodation when you move in to your quarantine room.