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Covid-19 Accommodation Information

In this section you will find all you need to know about how we are continuing to provide fantastic service to our current and future residents in light of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Travelling to the UK – Quarantine (self-isolation)

Before you travel to the UK, you will need to complete a form online (electronically) with your contact details and journey information. You can find more information and the access the form here. When you arrive in the UK, you will be asked to provide this information.

Students from some countries will be asked to quarantine (self-isolate) when they arrive in the UK for the first 14 days. The full list of exempt countries is on the GOV.UK website.  If you need to quarantine please use private car hire (if you can) to go to your destination; if you need to use public transport to transfer your nominated accommodation, please make sure you follow the latest guidance from TfL, including maintaining social distancing and wearing a face covering, unless you are exempt.

Arrival to your accommodation

Once you arrive at your accommodation, you should not leave your room/flat (if in a Hall of Residence) or private accommodation for 14 days if you are arriving from a country outside of the UK’s travel corridor list. There are some exceptional circumstances that apply and for which you can leave, this includes if you:

  • require urgent medical treatment
  • need support from social services
  • need to get food and medicine and cannot get them delivered, or get a friend or family member to bring them
  • are going to the funeral of a close relative, or for other compassionate reasons
  • need to leave the building because there is an emergency, for example there’s a fire at the place you’re staying.

You may be fined £100 if you refuse to provide your contact details, £1,000 if you refuse to self-isolate or you could face further action.

Households in halls of residence

Students who share kitchens and/or bathrooms are classed as a households. Students are not permitted to change rooms/floors once they have checked-in to a room/flat. This will enable track and trace process to be maintained effectively. Additionally, no guests or sleepovers will be allowed in all halls.

Please check with your accommodation provider the household you are designated. This includes accommodation providers that City have no direct links with.

Our Halls

From before you move in, to the day you arrive, and throughout your time living with us, your safety and wellbeing is our highest priority. As part of our commitment, we will be introducing number of measures in all our nominated halls.

To find out more please visit our hall's dedicated Covid 19 web pages:

Undergraduate Halls

Arrival and 14-day Quarantine information

Postgraduate Halls

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us or the hall directly.