Self-Isolation in Accommodation

Self-Isolation in Accommodation

The self-isolation 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 self-isolation 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

Please follow the government guidelines for arrivals into England.

Travel to England from another country during coronavirus (COVID-19) - If you qualify under the fully vaccinated rules for travel to England you will be required to book and pay for a COVID-19 test to be taken before the end of day 2 in England and complete a passenger locator form 48 hours before arrival. You are required to book the test before you travel. If the test is positive, you will be required to self-isolate for 10 days.

You can find out more information on travelling to England from another during coronavirus on the UK Government website.

There are currently no countries on the red list for travel to England. It is your responsibility to check the list prior to departure as the list is under constant review and territories can be added at any time.

If you are required to self-isolate we will provide you with rotas for the communal areas e.g. shared kitchens, to ensure you can use the facilities without impacting on other residents', but you cannot leave your flat during this 10 day period. We will also provide you with additional cleaning products - it will be your responsibility to ensure the facilities are kept clean. Accommodation staff can support you with food delivery, waste removal, cleaning packs and wellbeing support for the period of self-isolation.

If you have symptoms on arrival, you will need to complete your self- isolation in temporary accommodation. After your 10 days have elapsed, you can then move into your permanant accommodation.

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.

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 people displaying symptoms of the virus and our site teams are prepared to be able to fully support students to self-isolate 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.

All our halls are self-catered. You will be provided with information on food ordering options when you arrive. Please note that you will be responsible for ordering your own food and costs. Accommodation staff will ensure that any food orders delivered to hall whilst you are in self-isolation, will be transferred to your room.  

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.

Coventry University is providing an airport transfer service, from Heathrow Airport. This service consists of a free journey on a National Express coach (must be booked in advance). More details are available on our Airport Transfer Services webpage.

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.

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