Travel to the UK and quarantine
Students arriving from outside the UK will need to quarantine (self-isolate in the place you are staying) for the first 14 days. There are some countries where this requirement is not necessary; the full list of exempted countries is on the GOV.UK website. Be aware that this list may change regularly so check before you fly. Please make sure you read the guidance on the website for full information.
If students do need to quarantine and they have booked accommodation with the University, we will provide free accommodation and food service during the quarantine period for students in accommodation which is catered, but you must have arrived between 10-12 October to take part. If students are living in self-catered University accommodation during quarantine, we can assist with food delivery.
Most importantly, do please stay home if you do not feel well. We can help with advice and guidance on reporting symptoms, getting a Covid-19 test and quarantining/self-isolating, so please contact us at email@example.com if we can help.
We are making a number of changes on campus to keep students safe. These measures will include:
- Student health checks 24 hours in advance of arrival
- Temperature checks for all students arriving on campus
- 14-day quarantine period for international students in residence halls (housed in residential bubbles with deliveries) with NO external guests in the residential areas
- Mandatory face coverings in transit areas and common areas where 2 metres social distancing is not possible plus face coverings to be worn in all classrooms
- On-campus accommodation: students are being housed in zones which will operate as a household with some shared facilities and common space. This is a response to Government guidance about limiting contacts while in larger residential areasHand sanitiser at every entrance, in computer labs, library and offices
- Unique entrances and exits to each building
- A marked traffic system to ensure social distance
- Stepped up cleaning on high touch areas and public toilet facilities
- All guests must sign in and out at our reception desk and must follow our guest guidance to comply with NHS Track and Trace
- Students visiting offices must adhere to social distancing requirements and must wear face coverings. Room capacities will be posted at each entrance. These capacities cannot be exceeded.
- Chairs and tables will be spread out in the dining hall, in the library and in common areas to ensure social distancing and capacities will be reduced to make it easier to manage crowds Both the dining hall and the cafes will offer take away options at every meal.
- Classes during Fall 2 will consist of blended learning, meaning some sessions will be online while others will be in person. Generally, we would expect students to need to come to campus 2 to 3 days per week, but this can vary depending on the class and faculty member. If a student is unable to attend in person, s/he should inform their instructor.
- Anyone experiencing any symptoms: fever, cough, loss of smell/taste, etc will be required to isolate for 14 days. If in residence halls, we will place students in isolated housing, for off- campus students, they'll need to stay at home. The students will need to liaise with Studen Affairs concerning attendance, missed assignments, etc.
See here for more details.