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 spreading to other people and from Monday 28 September, it will become a legal requirement to self-isolate.

It can take up to 14 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 14 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, you will need to be cleaned after each use. 

Important notice:

If you have an urgent need that cannot wait until the next working day (Monday-Friday) – call us:

  • Between 10am and 4pm (Monday - Friday) and 11am - 2pm (Saturday and Sunday) call the COVID Enquiry Line on 0191 222 5101

Outside of these hours call Security on 0191 208 6817 (available 24/7)