self-isolating when you arrive

Page last updated 18/02/2021

In order to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), if you are arriving in the UK from another country, you will need to self-isolate for a period of 10 days upon your arrival. 

Anyone arriving in England needs to either:

What you need to do depends on where you have been in the 10 days before you arrive in England.

You must also get 2 coronavirus tests after you arrive in England – you’ll need to book these before you travel.

Find out more about the new rules on the UK Government website.  

Our Meet and Greet team are here to help you before, during and after your arrival. Get in touch if you have any questions. 

  1. Before you travel

    You must have proof of a negative coronavirus (COVID-19) test to travel to England.

    You must also get 2 coronavirus tests after you arrive in England – you’ll need to book these before you travel.

    Read more about Covid-19 testing for people travelling to England.

    You must provide your journey, contact details and the address where you will self-isolate. You will be able to complete the public health passenger locator form 48 hours before you arrive. You may be required to present these details on your arrival in England.

  2. Who must self-isolate

    From 18 January 2021, if you arrive in England from anywhere outside the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you will need to self-isolate for 10 days.

  3. How to self-isolate

    Visit the UK Government website for guidance on how to self-isolate for 10 days once you arrive in the UK. 

  4. Accommodation for self-isolation

    If you need to self-isolate for 10 days when you arrive in the UK, we will provide you with free accommodation during this period and the support you need to help you through this time. Please visit the accommodation for self-isolation page for details on how to reserve your free 10-day accommodation. 

Self-isolation support

To make sure we are supporting students in the best way possible, we will contact all students who are self-isolating to check on their welfare and offer practical and emotional support. We will also make sure that all students know how to access our mental health and wellbeing services while isolating.

get the support you need

We know that coming to university this year is more challenging than ever before. Looking after your emotional and mental wellbeing is so important. We are here for you - please get in touch with our International Social Network and our friendly support team will be able to help you get the help you need. 

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