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Leaving accommodation during isolation

You are not permitted to leave your accommodation during isolation, except for very limited circumstances.

Leaving your accommodation during isolation

You are not permitted to leave your accommodation unless you are attending a test appointment or a pre-booked session in the authorised outdoor exercise area.

If you are experiencing symptoms or have been confirmed as positive for COVID-19, you should ask a member of your household to collect your food deliveries for you.

We understand this is a very difficult time for some of our students, and some might wish to return home.

However, if students are self-isolating due to Covid-19, they should understand their legal duties. From Monday 28 September people across England have been required by law to self-isolate if they test positive, have Covid-19 symptoms or are part of a household with someone who does, or are contacted by NHS Test and Trace. Failure to comply with these requirements, may result in a fine of at least £1,000 and up to £10,000 for repeated or serious offence.

You should also be mindful of any additional local restrictions in parts of the UK.

Self-isolating will help prevent the spread of the virus to family, friends, the wider community, and particularly those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. Whilst we have no desire, nor indeed the powers, to detain anyone, we strongly encourage all members of our University community to adhere to this guidance for everyone’s health and safety


It’s only natural that changing our ways and living with restrictions can cause tension, frustration and anxiety. Working and studying virtually also has its challenges.

Now, more than ever, we need to talk.

If you're a student, you can contact:

Smoking outside

You can smoke in the area immediately outside the door of your accommodation building. You must not go anywhere else or engage with any other students. You must wear a mask to walk through your building, and wash your hands before you exit and enter again.  

If you are locked out

Use your household chat on Teams to let us know. We can give another flatmate temporary access to your room, or our Security team can let you back into your room.

Moving rooms

You can request to move to another room by completing an online form.


If you have any questions, please contact us.