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Quarantining in Private Accommodation

Information and guidance if you are a student who needs to quarantine.

Who needs to quarantine

Quarantine is a period of self-isolation when a person is travelling from one country to another. The UK government is currently requiring all those entering the UK to undertake a 14-day period of quarantine, unless they are coming from a country where a travel corridor has been established, or from Ireland, the Channel Islands, or the Isle of Man.

If you are an international student or a UK student who has lived outside the UK this summer, please check whether you need to quarantine. All students traveling from countries, except those on the UK government exempt list will need to quarantine on their arrival in the UK. Please continue to monitor the list carefully in the days before your return to the UK, as the list can change at short notice.

If you are travelling from a country which requires a period of quarantine, please read the government advice on what you will be required to do before you travel.

How to self isolate

Read the government guidelines on travelling safely to Bath and how to self isolate.

Ensuring you have food supplies

All the major supermarkets in the UK are now providing internet shopping and home deliveries. You are advised to register with a shop and place your first order before you travel to Bath. Arrange a food delivery for shortly after your arrival in Bath. The University is not able to make recommendations, but you might like to use:

You should not shop in person while you are self isolating.

You can also arrange for food to be delivered from takeaways or restaurants. You can arrange this directly with the outlet, or alternatively use a food delivery service such as Just Eat or Deliveroo.

Ensuring you have medical support

Ensure that you are registered with a UK GP. You can register at the university medical centre online before you arrive in Bath. If you require medical assistance please call the surgery, do not attend in person unless instructed to by the doctor.

Please ensure that you bring sufficient supplies of any regular medication with you to the UK. If you should need to access additional medication while in self isolation, please call your GP surgery or 111 for advice.

Please ensure you have all your vaccinations up to date before travelling to Bath.

If you should have symptoms of Covid-19 while in self isolation please follow this advice

Keeping well during self-isolation

In order to make self isolation as easy as possible, try to provide a structure to your days. Wake and sleep regularly, eat three proper meals a day and try to have some activity in each day. From Tuesday 1 September until Friday 18 September, the University will be providing a range of online activities and workshops for students who will be in quarantine. These are designed for first year students, but returning students who are quarantining are also welcome to join. The events will be delivered through Microsoft Teams. To join the Team, please email internationalstudentservices@bath.ac.uk from your University of Bath email address.

If you should experience any difficulties through your period of self isolation, please contact the Wellbeing Team.

Alternatively, you may like to use The University’s new Be Well Talk Now service , which gives you access to support from an adviser by phone or live chat 24 hours a day to talk you through any problems you may have.