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When should I self-isolate?

When do I have to self-isolate?

There are three main reasons you may need to self-isolate.


1) If you have travelled from outside the UK

From 15 February, if you arrive in England from a country on the travel ban list you’ll need to self-isolate in a quarantine hotel for at least 10 days. Before you travel, you’ll need to book and pay for your hotel room and two Covid-19 tests to take during your stay.

If you’re coming from a country not on the banned travel list, you’ll need to self-isolate in your accommodation for 10 days and book two Covid-19 tests.

More information on returning to your on-campus or off-campus University managed accommodation.

If you need to self-isolate because you are arriving from outside the UK and you will be living on campus, please complete our arrivals form to us as soon as possible.

2) If you or a member of your household has symptoms or has tested positive for of Covid-19

You must self-isolate when you or someone in your household or kitchen group:

  • Have symptoms of Covid-19
  • Are waiting to get tested
  • Are waiting for test results

This is to ensure that we can keep our community safe and reduce transmission rates.

Get tested on campus using our Test and Trace service


3) If you are asked to by Test and Trace

If you have been contacted by the campus or NHS services to tell you to self-isolate, you must do so immediately.