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Staying in quarantine in student accommodation

What you must do whilst living in quarantine in our accommodation on campus.

Living in quarantine

When staying in quarantine, it is extremely important that you do not leave your accommodation unless you are given permission.

You can only leave to access the outside area that is reserved for quarantine students.

As there will be other students in your flat also in quarantine, you will need to isolate from them and follow hygiene recommendations at all times. Only one person is permitted to use the kitchen at any one given time.

During quarantine, a programme of online activities is available. You will receive a confirmation email by the end of the month that gives you access to your University email and Microsoft Team, where you will find the programme and have the opportunity to connect with others. 

Although you won't be able to use the launderettes during the 10 days, you can email if you urgently need laundry done.

If you require access to a smoking shelter to smoke or vape you must inform us prior to arrival. Neither smoking nor vaping is permitted in the accommodation buildings.

If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms you must follow the procedure that is displayed in your bedroom. You will need to take a COVID-19 test and we will support you whilst you wait for the results.

Food and kitchens

Kitchen packs

To keep you and our staff safe, you must buy a kitchen and bedding pack before you arrive. This provides everything you need for your time in quarantine and will equip you for your first year in student accommodation. Packs cost £60 from our online shop.

Meal deliveries

You will receive three meals each day, delivered to your accommodation, which are prepared and transported to meet all COVID-19 regulations. As part of your confirmation process, you have told us if you have any dietary requirements. Food deliveries will either be left in your rooms or kitchens or left outside the door of your household. You will be given a time for when these deliveries will happen.

Using the kitchen

The kitchen can only be used for washing up dishes and collecting food from the fridge. All food that does not need refrigerating must be kept in your bedroom. You must clean up after yourself when you have done your washing up.

As you can't use the kitchen to cook, a kettle and microwave will be provided in your bedroom. You can use these to prepare the food that is delivered to you.

Buying more online

If you require any additional food, health or basic toiletry items, you can buy these online from our campus supermarket. There is a minimum £10 spend and these items will then be delivered to your household. Alcohol and tobacco are not available.

After your quarantine period

Although the quarantine period is 10 days, it may be a little longer until you can move into your usual accommodation, until your other housemates are moving in and your contract starts.

We will be in contact with you when your quarantine ends to update you with the arrangements.

If you are living on campus, you will need to move everything from your quarantine accommodation to your new accommodation.

If you are living in city accommodation, we can arrange to transport your belongings to your new accommodation.

More help

Email the Accommodation Office if you need any help.

Out of office hours, you can contact Security on +44(0)1225 385349.