accommodation for self-isolation

Page last updated 06/04/2021

Accommodation for self-isolation

International arrivals from outside the UK will need to self-isolate for 10 days when you arrive in the UK. We will provide all new and returning students with free accommodation, until 30 April 2021. We will ensure we provide the support you need to help you through your self-isolation period. Please email our meet and greet team ( with any questions you may have.

Self-isolation accommodation will be provided in our Halls of Residence, where you will isolate with up to five other students who also need to isolate for this period. The flats will be equipped with everything you need to cater for yourself including bedding. We will also help you buy food online for delivery to your flats. There will be options to buy bedding and extra kitchen equipment which you can take with you to your accommodation after isolation.

Am I eligible for self-isolation accommodation?

Free 10-day self-isolation accommodation is available to both new and returning students until 30 April 2021.

Student accommodation is not suitable for families with children. We would encourage families to go directly to your private accommodation upon arrival in the UK. Families are still welcome to book the airport meet and greet service, and will be provided with full support from our team throughout the 10-day isolation period. 

Support during isolation: Our International Student Engagement Officers will be supporting you while you are in your isolation period with online events, welcome activities and a dedicated social programme to help you meet people and make friends online

Useful information

  1. Bedding packs

    You can buy your bedding in advance which will be left in your room ready for your arrival. The cost for sheets, pillows and a duvet pack is around £50. Visit the Uni Kit Out website to order your bedding pack. 

  1. Ordering groceries online

    While you’re self-isolating, you will not be able to go to the grocery store. Most big supermarkets in Leeds offer an online delivery service. You will need a credit/debit card or PayPal account to order online. Please watch the video for an example of how to order groceries from

How to order groceries online in the UK

  1. Ordering food from restaurants

    There are many restaurants in the city that offer delivery. You can use a debit/credit card and order food through Uber Eats, Deliveroo, or Just Eat.

    You can find out more about restaurants that deliver in our article on the best takeaways in Leeds.

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