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Arranging support for quarantine in the UK

Find out if you are eligible for support during quarantine, how we can help you and how to book your accommodation, testing and transport.

Check if you need to quarantine and how to arrange it

(As we adapt our service in line with the latest government guidance on COVID-19, this information is subject to change.)

This information is for students arriving for the 2021 to 2022 academic year.

If your permanent home residence is overseas, you may need to go into quarantine, or self-isolation, for 10 days from the day you arrive here. This is a UK government regulation to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Arriving from a red listed country

If you have been in a country or territory on the red list in the last 10 days, you are only allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish national or you have residence rights in the UK.

You must follow these rules if you are:

  • fully vaccinated
  • partially vaccinated
  • not vaccinated

Before you travel to England, you must:

When you arrive in England, you must quarantine in a managed hotel, including 2 COVID-19 tests.

The University will reimburse the standard cost of this, currently £2,285.

To receive your reimbursement, you must tell us in advance:

  • your date of travel
  • that you need to stay in a government-managed quarantine hotel

You will need to provide a receipt for the cost of your hotel stay after your quarantine.

Tell us by completing this form at least seven days before you are due to arrive into the UK.

To submit your reimbursement claim, send the details of your stay and receipt to The cost of your hotel stay will be refunded to your UK bank account once you are fully registered for the 2021/2022 academic year.

If you need to cancel or amend your reservation, please inform CTM 48 hours before your arrival. Once you have received confirmation of this, please contact to inform us of the change.

Arriving from the rest of the world if you are fully vaccinated

You must tell us using this form if you are travelling here from overseas, at least 48 hours in advance.

You qualify as fully vaccinated if you are:

  • under an approved vaccination programme in the UK, Europe, USA or UK vaccine programme overseas
  • with a full course of the Oxford/AstraZeneca, Pfizer BioNTech, Moderna or Janssen vaccines given in a relevant public health body in Australia, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bahrain, Brunei, Canada, Dominica, Israel, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan or the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

It is important that you received the approved vaccine in the correct country.

You must have had a complete course of an approved vaccine at least 14 days before you arrive in England.

If you qualify as fully vaccinated you will have to:

  • book and pay for a day two COVID-19 test, to be taken after arrival in England
  • complete your passenger locator form any time in the 48 hours before you arrive in England
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day two after you arrive in England

You must be able to prove that you have been fully vaccinated (plus 14 days) with a document (digital or paper-based) from a national or state-level public health body that includes, as a minimum:

  • forename and surname(s)
  • date of birth
  • vaccine brand and manufacturer
  • date of vaccination for every dose
  • country or territory of vaccination and/or certificate issuer

Read more about the changes to international travel rules.

Arriving from the rest of the world if you are not fully vaccinated

You must follow these rules if you:

  • do not qualify under the fully vaccinated rules
  • are partially vaccinated
  • are not vaccinated

Before you travel to England you must:

After you arrive in England you must:

  • quarantine at home or in the place you are staying for 10 days
  • take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8

You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.

Find out if you are eligible for our support in quarantine

You are eligible for us to support you during your quarantine period if your permanent home residence is overseas and you are coming to the University for the 2021/2022 academic year.

We are not able to support you if you are returning from an overseas holiday.

We are also not able to support partners or families.

Accommodation for your quarantine period

University quarantine accommodation is available, subject to availability and free of charge if:

  • you are a new student starting at the University
  • you are a returning student and will be living in our accommodation after your quarantine period

If you are a returning student moving into private accommodation, you can quarantine there. Or if you prefer, you can book a room in our University quarantine accommodation. This costs £250 and includes all your meals plus the Test to Release package.

Tell us if you need quarantine accommodation as soon as possible, and at least seven days before you expect to arrive in the UK.

We will confirm if there is a room available for you within 7 days of when you plan to arrive.

If you need to cancel or amend your request for support during quarantine please contact 48 hours before arrival to inform us of the change.

After your quarantine ends

When your quarantine period ends, you can then move into your usual accommodation.

If you are due to end your quarantine or arrive at Bath before your term time accommodation contract begins, we have accommodation available for you to stay in until term time starts.

If you are moving into University managed accommodation this is free of charge.

Quarantine for UK resident students

If you are a UK resident returning to the UK from a country on a green or amber list check the guidance to follow.

If there's no space in our quarantine accommodation

You can:

If you quarantine elsewhere we are not be able to provide support.

Travelling to Bath

You now need to arrange and pay for your own transfer to Bath.

If you have a long journey within the UK to arrive at your quarantine location, you may be able to stop overnight in accommodation where you can quarantine yourself from others before continuing your journey.

You must follow the guidance on how to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

You must quarantine and provide the address of your overnight stop on your passenger locator form in addition to your declared accommodation address.

How we will support you during your quarantine

If you are in University accommodation:

  • Delivering you food throughout
  • Offering a programme of online activities, so you can connect with other students 
  • Organising your two and eight day tests
  • Organising your five day Test to Release

If your day five test is negative you will be released from your quarantine accommodation and can move into your usual accommodation, or an alternative room if it's before term time.

If you are in private accommodation in Bath:

  • Organising your two and eight day tests
  • Offering a programme of online activities, so you can connect with other students 

If you spend your quarantine period outside of Bath, we are unable to arrange and pay for your tests and support you.

Quarantine packs

To help keep you and our staff safe, you must buy a quarantine pack for £60. You will be invoiced for this before you arrive. The pack contains:

  • bedding, linen and a towel
  • kitchen essentials, including crockery and cutlery
  • cleaning items

Your pack will be in your quarantine room when you arrive. It provides everything you need for your time in quarantine and will equip you for your first year in student accommodation.

When you're living here in quarantine

Read more about what to do when you're staying with us in quarantine.


If you have any questions, please contact us.