It may be useful for you to have links to the relevant information for those who are asked to self-isolate.  It is all set out in Self-isolation: stay at home guidance for households with possible coronavirus pages.  

In particular, please note the following:

  • If you have tested positive for COVID-19 you must self-isolate for at least 10 days, starting from the day the test was taken.
  • If you develop symptoms during this isolation period, you must restart your 10-day isolation from the day you develop symptoms.
  • If you live with others, all other household members must stay at home and not leave the house/flat for 10 days. The 10-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill or if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.

Within your household:

  • Stay away from people you live with as much as possible
  • Don't use shared spaces (such as the kitchen) at the same time as other people – eat your meals in your room
  • Face coverings must be worn in all communal areas in your house/flat at all times
  • Don't go to your academic department or any public places
  • Don't go on public transport or use taxis
  • Order food and medicine online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
  • Don't have visitors in your home, including friends and family
  • Don't go outside to exercise – exercise in your room. The University has provided free access to students who are Sports Centre members to Wexer – which is an online exercise platform and includes over 500 workouts to follow.
  • If you live with others, stay on your own in one room as much as possible and keep the door closed, and
  • Use a separate bathroom - or, use the bathroom after everyone else and clean it each time you use it, for example, by wiping the surfaces you've touched.
  • If you need to smoke, you are allowed outside. If you do this, wear your face covering until you are outside, and please stay well away from others, including other smokers.

Self isolation support 

If you’re self-isolating at the moment, thank you for following the guidance to protect everyone in our community.

We know that self-isolating can be hard, so we’ve put together a package of support to help you.

  • We have a dedicated Covid-19 helpline and will be in regular contact with students who have told us they are self-isolating.
  • We can help with food or medical prescription deliveries.
  • Support with linen and clothing can also be provided.
  • Student Support are also on hand to offer advice on issues such as health and wellbeing, disability advice and budgeting skills as well as access to Togetherall.

Please contact or call 01970 622483 to speak to one of the team.

Online support during self-isolation

It is important to be aware that you are able to access the full range of online support offered by the University during self-isolation.

Health and Wellbeing support offered by  the University and the Students’ Union is available via the following links:


The Help &Advice web page also features a number of useful link for assistance on academic support, student finance, library and it support, advice on studying and accommodation.

If you know of someone who isn’t currently self-isolating, but has developed COVID-19 like symptoms, please direct them to the Testing for COVID-19 web page.

The team will be in regular contact with students who have told us they are self-isolating to ensure you have the key information and support.