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What are the 'rules' during self isolation?

How to stay safe during self-isolation

How to stay hygienic, stay away from other people, and stay 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 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.

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 it 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. See fitness tips from Warwick Sport.
  • 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?