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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 are arriving from, or travelling through, a country on the red list, the University will reimburse the standard cost of the 10-day government managed quarantine hotel stay, currently £1,750.

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 three days before you are due to arrive into the UK.

To submit your reimbursement claim, send the details of your stay and receipt to quarantine@bath.ac.uk. 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.

Arriving from a green or amber listed country

If you are arriving from, or travelling through, a country on the green or amber list we will pay for your test package that is needed when arriving at the University.

If you are coming from a country on the amber list, you will need to spend 10 days in quarantine.

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.

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 from 28 August 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 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 at least three days before you are due to arrive into the UK.

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

If there's no space available, you can:

Travelling to Bath

We provide a free coach transfer from Heathrow and Bristol airports to the University campus:

  • from 20 to 28 September if you are arriving from a country on a green or red list
  • from 28 August if you are arriving from a country on an amber list

Tell us if you need a coach transfer at least three days before you are due to arrive into the UK.

If you travel outside of these dates you will need to arrange your own transfer, at your own cost.

For more information about arriving outside of the set dates and how to get to the University read our airport coach service FAQs.

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:

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

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.

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.