Self-Isolation in Accommodation

Self-Isolation in Accommodation

The quarantine arrangements will vary for students, depending on where they have come from and the government rules in place at the time of arrival. Here is everything you need to know about how quarantine will work in accommodation.

All Students

  1. You can arrive during your pre-booked arrival timeslot
  2. Complete our Covid-19 disclaimer
  3. Collect your keys
  4. Move into your room

There may be a mix of residents within your flat who have come from approved countries and 'red-list' countries - we will provide you with rotas for the communal areas e.g. shared kitchens, to ensure you can use the facilities without impacting on residents' self-isolation. We will also provide you with additional cleaning products - it will be your responsibility to ensure the facilities are kept clean.

Approved countries - these are countries from which students will be required to quarantine in our accommodation for 10 days, providing negative tests on the 2nd and 8th days of your quarantine. You can use the communal areas (e.g. shared kitchens) as per the access rotas and additional cleaning responsibilities in place, but you CANNOT leave your flat during this 10-day period.

'Red-List' countries - these are countries which the UK Government require to complete their quarantine in specially designated quarantine hotels. These need to be booked in advance on the UK Government website.

You can find a list of 'red list' countries on the UK Government website.


If you start showing symptoms

If you start to show symptoms after you arrive, regardless of where you have come from, you will need to self-isolate in your room for 10 days from the date you first develop symptoms.

If you have symptoms on arrival, you will be moved into a temporary room to complete a 10-day self-isolation. Once this period of self-isolation has elapsed, you will then be able to move into your permanent accommodation. 

From 15th February, everyone entering the UK from abroad will have to:

  • Quarantine for a period of 10 days
  • Take a Covid test on days 2 and 8 of quarantine
  • Follow the lockdown rules in place

Students from Approved Countries

In line with current UK Government guidance, you will need to quarantine for 10 days after you arrive, unless you are travelling from certain countries or territories. We recommend you read the government guidance carefully, and contact us at if you have any further questions.

You will be able to quarantine for this 10 day period in your university-owned accommodation, and will be required to undergo a Covid test on days 2 and 8.

Please notify reception in advance of your arrival of your requirement to quarantine and accommodation staff can then support you with food delivery, waste removal, cleaning packs and wellbeing support for the period of quarantine. You can email us at to notify us of your need to quarantine.

If you are choosing to go through the 'test to release' process to reduce your quarantine period, you will need to provide evidence of a negative test result AND notify us of your intention to do this before you arrive. For more information and to book on to the 'test to release' process, please visit the UK Government website.

Students from 'Red List' Countries

Students entering the UK from a 'red list' country will need to complete their quarantine in a Government-approved quarantine hotel, and are NOT eligible for the 'test to release' process. You will need to provide evidence of your completed quarantine and negative test results before you can move in your accommodation.

Please note, this information relates only to university-owned accommodation with FutureLets, and partner accommodation will have their own contracts and policies.

Find out more on the International Student Covid-19 FAQs page.

If you are arriving from an approved country and will complete your quarantine in your accommodation, we will be able to provide you with various services, including:

  • Communal areas will be regularly cleaned.
  • Cleaning supplies will be provided to residents for them to clean shared bathrooms areas (if applicable)
  • Rubbish will be removed - please ensure you double-bag your rubbish

We will be following government advice on any self-isolation processes that are put in place for international arrivals or people displaying symptoms of the virus and our site teams are prepared to be able to fully support students to be quarantined safely but still be connected. Our site teams can assist with deliveries, waste removal and supporting all forms of well-being of any residents in self-isolation, including welfare calls from the FutureLets ResLife team to check on your physical and mental well-being.

In Priory Hall and Quadrant Hall:

You will have 3 meals delivered, 7 days a week at 2 points in the day (breakfast and lunch delivered together, and dinner delivered on its own). You will be sent a menu the day before, and you will be able to submit your choices.

In other halls:

You will be able to order groceries and basic supplies via our online ordering system (you will be given access to this once you arrive). These will be delivered to you in your hall. Please note that charges will apply.

Our ResLife team will be hosting lots of virtual activities and you can sign up to as many as you like – examples include virtual quizzes, virtual day trips, virtual cooking sessions and more.

Your luggage will be disinfected and transported by a member of the FutureLets team, to your allocated accommodation. You will have to make your own way there – most of our accommodations are within easy walking distance of each other, or you may wish to book a taxi.

You will need to self-isolate for 10 days (if you develop symptoms), as per the UK Government guidance, and inform your halls team as soon as possible so we can arrange the appropriate support. You should also report the case on the University's reporting site, and they will be able to arrange various types of support for you in relation to your course and wellbeing.

For information on private lettings, please visit our dedicated website


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