Before you leave home
Student cannot leave residence or Government approved isolation venue during the 10 days isolation period. This is a legal requirement and exemptions will only be made if:
- You require medical assistance
- You need to travel to leave the UK (this must be done in the most direct route)
- There’s an emergency in your accommodation which puts you at risk
Once you’re able to leave self-isolation, you will be able to go on to your place of residence or resume life as normal (abiding by local restrictions). After your self-isolation period, you will be able to enter shops and supermarkets. During self-isolation you can request home delivery from; Asda, Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, or Waitrose. You can also order food from local restaurants and cafes using delivery companies such as Deliveroo, UberEats and JustEat. If you have not yet been vaccinated or require a second dose, there are a number of walk-in vaccination centers in London. Follow this Link and enter your postcode to find a centers near you. We would encourage you to carry out COVID-19 testing on yourself during quarantine and regularly thereafter to help stop the spread of the virus. You can order testing kits for free from the Link.
If you develop symptoms of Covid-19 such as:
- A new, continuous cough
- A fever or high temperature
- Loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste
To arrange a test, you can visit the Link .
If you test positive for Covid-19 you must quarantine for at least 10 days from when your symptoms first developed. Students who fail to comply with the law on quarantine have to encounter existing legal penalties in the UK which are enforced by the local police authorities. Please take the time to review and familiarize yourself with the national guidance on quarantine which you can find on the Link . Noncompliance with quarantine rules is considered a serious breach in terms of disciplinary procedures