Guidance and support for students needing to self-isolate.
You must contact the University at least 48 hours before your departure to provide:
- your arrival date
- your plans for self-isolation
On 8 June 2020, the UK government implemented a policy of self-isolation for anyone arriving in the UK.
The aim is to help manage the risks to public health from Coronavirus, and depending on where you are travelling from, you may therefore be required to self-isolate for a period of 10 days from the date of your arrival.
What it means
It is important to read and follow all of the information below:
- It applies to all arrivals to the UK from countries that are not on the exempt lists – regardless of nationality (including British citizens)
- Arrivals from countries subject to isolation must complete a Passenger Locator Form before travelling to the UK, listing the address of the nominated place of self-isolation
- Individuals must travel directly to their isolation accommodation and should not leave for any reason until the self-isolation period (currently 10 days) is complete
- If it is necessary to use public transport to transfer to the nominated accommodation, precautions such as face coverings and social distancing must be followed
- Failure to comply with the requirements is an offence and may be punished with a fine
If you are travelling to the UK, you must complete the Passenger Locator Form before you arrive in the UK.
You cannot submit the form until 48 hours before you are due to arrive in the UK and you will need to show your completed form when you arrive at the UK border, either by printing a copy, or showing it on your phone.
You may be fined if you fail to provide your contact details or may be refused entry into the UK.
You should continue to monitor the latest government advice as the situation is rapidly evolving.
It is important to always stay up to date with the very latest UK government advice on gov.uk/coronavirus, and advice from the devolved nations.
Please also complete the series of short forms you will receive via email before your arrive. This will allow us to best prepare for your arrival
Before you leave home
If you are required to self-isolate, you should think carefully about the arrangements you need to make and what you need to bring with you.
Make sure you:
- Arrange your accommodation. You must arrange your accommodation, at least for the first 10 days, before you leave for the UK. This information is required on your Passenger Locator Form which must be presented at the UK Border. You may print off a copy or show this on your phone.
- Complete the passenger locator form and print off a copy or have this saved on your phone for inspection at the UK border.
- Read our pre-arrival checklist for lots of tips and advice
- Pay your fees in full or set up a payment plan
- Complete online enrolment so you can access your course materials and induction
- Any essential medicine with you as you will not be able to go out to get this.
- A laptop/tablet so you can access all the online events/activities and classes during your period of self-isolation
- Bring UK electrical adaptors so you can use any electrical items you have including your laptop
- A credit or debit card that works in the UK (let your bank know you will be using this in the UK)
Your safety, security and your comfort are our top priorities. Our University-managed accommodation provides a high-quality and safe place for you to self-isolate. All students who are required to self-isolate will be staying in Dalriada Village on our Jordanstown campus.
Dalriada Village contains a range of self-catering apartments, each with up to five rooms allowing you to start settling in and making friends.
If you have already arranged accommodation with a private accommodation provider for the duration of your self-isolation please provide these details on the form when requested. We will be able to offer support including online activities and events, online shopping recommendations and regular zoom check-ins with the ISE team.
Some students travelling to Northern Ireland may not need to self-isolate for 10 days if they are travelling from some countries or territories.
You’ll still need to self-isolate if you’ve visited or made a ‘transit stop’ in the previous 10 days in any country that is not on the list. A ‘transit stop’ is a stop where passengers can get on or off a coach, ferry, train or plane.