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Rules for self-isolation at Warwick

How to stay safe during self-isolation

Staying hygienic, staying away from other people, and staying inside.


1) Obey hygiene rules

  • Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
  • Wash your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap (use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available)
  • If you cough or sneeze, always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands). Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards
  • Put the toilet seat lid down, and then flush toilets twice
  • Keep your study bedroom ventilated by opening a window when you are in your room

What if I am sharing a kitchen or bathroom?


2) Keep away from other people

If you have symptoms and need to self-isolate

You should stay away from other people you live with as much as possible.

  • Remain in your study bedroom as much as possible with the door closed to minimise contact with others (particularly important if you have symptoms)
  • Do not invite any visitors to your residence or household, including friends and family. The only exception is for students with disabilities who have University approved carers coming in to provide essential care.

If you do not have symptoms

People who are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 and 6 months are no longer legally required to self-isolate if identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case. If you are required to self-isolate and you and your kitchen group or household do not have symptoms, you can socialise with other people in your kitchen group or household.

You must observe social distancing and wear a face covering when mixing with your kitchen group or household.

What support does Warwick offer?


3) Stay inside

  • Do not go out to get food and medicine. Order supplies online or by phone, or ask someone to bring them to your home. Find out more about food deliveries at Warwick.
  • Do not leave your residence or household to go to your academic department or any other public places
  • Do not use public transport, taxis or private hire vehicles
  • Do not go outside to exercise. You can do this in your study bedroom.
  • Contact your Residential Life Tutor if you need advice on this if you’re on campus, or the Wellbeing Support Team if you are off campus.

What if I have to leave my bedroom?