self-isolating when you arrive

Page last updated 19/11/2020

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. 

This means that you must travel directly to the place you are staying and not leave that place until 10 days have passed.

You should visit the UK Government website for the latest guidance on self-isolation. 

We understand that this is especially challenging when you’re starting university in a new country, and our Meet and Greet team are here to help you every step of the way. Get in touch if you have any questions. 

  1. Before you travel

    Before you travel to the UK, 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

    You do not need to self-isolate if you’re travelling to the UK from one of the countries, territories or regions listed on the UK Government’s travel corridor list. This list is under constant review and is updated regularly. 

  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

We recognise how difficult it is for students who are starting University and need to self-isolate because of Covid-19 cases. 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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