I need to quarantine/self-isolate, what should I do when I arrive in the UK?

Steps to follow when you arrive in the UK.

Before Monday 17th May 2021 

Currently, all international travellers must quarantine on arrival in the UK. 

If you have travelled through or from a country on the UK’s red list, you will be taken to a designated quarantine hotel. If you have not travelled from or through a country on the UK’s red list, you must travel straight to your accommodation and complete your quarantine period there. 

Before you travel, you will need to register for a Travel Test Package, complete a Passenger Locator Form, and receive a negative result from a Covid test no more than 3 days before you travel. 

If you need to quarantine on your arrival in the UK and are staying in University-managed accommodation, you must email residences.admin@newcastle.ac.uk in advance of your arrival. When you arrive, you must then complete our Covid-19 Reporting Form. Please be sure to include the dates of your quarantine period.    

 

From Monday 17th May 2021 

From Monday 17th May 2021, the UK will enter a ‘traffic light’ system for international travel.  

  • If you are arriving from a green country, you will not have to self-isolate on your arrival, and your travel test package will only include a test on day 2. 
  • If you are arriving from an amber country, you will be required to self-isolate in your own accommodation for 10 days. Your travel test package will include tests on both days 2 and 8.  
  • If you are arriving from a red country, you will be required to quarantine in a manged quarantine hotel for 10 days. Your travel test package will include tests on both days 2 and 8.  

Before you travel, you will need to register for a Travel Test Package, complete a Passenger Locator Form, and receive a negative result from a Covid test no more than 3 days before you travel. 

 

Report : tell us that you are self-isolating through the Covid-19 reporting form, so that we can support you.

Urgent help: If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day you should call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7).

Covid support: If you have a Covid-19 related enquiry, you can contact us by email covidsupport@ncl.ac.uk or the Covid Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101 

Covid Enquiry Line operating hours:

  • 9am - 5pm - Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays
  • 10am - 5pm - Wednesdays

 

Last updated: 12.05.2021