What is self-isolation?

Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have or might have coronavirus (COVID-19). This helps stop the virus from spreading to other people and it is legal requirement to self-isolate. 

It can take up to 10 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear. By self-isolating, you are protecting yourself and others from the virus and stopping the spread of Covid-19. 

During these 10 days: 

  • You cannot have any visitors in your room, including friends, family, or other students who are self-isolating, unless it is a medical emergency. 
  • You cannot leave your room to visit campus, go shopping, or to visit other students within your accommodation or other accommodation buildings 

If you are living in a shared house/flat, you will need to remain in your room and you should not mix with others in the communal areas in your accommodation. If you are using shared cooking and bathroom facilities, they will need to be cleaned after each use.  

You should also notify those you are living with that you have symptoms as they will also need to self-isolate.  


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: 22.03.2021