Self-isolation guidance for students

If you need to self-isolate, we will support you every step of the way.  Find out what you need to do and how we can help. We have compiled the following advice and will update this in line with national and local guidance.

How to self-isolate

Complete the coronavirus self-reporting form
What we do with the information you provide

We will contact your school and your Residential Life Team (if you live in university residences) to make sure you get any support you need.

  • If you live in University accommodation
    Residential Life will inform all members of your living circle. You should inform any close contacts outside of your living circle.
  • If you live in private accommodation
    You need to tell your flatmates and close contacts.

University residences: supplies and practical help

Supplies and practical help

We will make sure you receive all available support to help you during this period.

Private-rented accommodation: supplies and practical help

Complete the coronavirus self-reporting form

We will tell your school to make sure you get any support you need.

We recommend setting up food delivery from local supermarkets. However, if you are struggling to get deliveries arranged or have any other support needs, contact the Information Point:
Email: or telephone: +44 (0)117 428 3000.


Testing and medical support

Wellbeing support

We know that isolating can have a big impact on your mental health. It can feel lonely and boring, so do keep in touch with friends and family by phone and video chat.

Student Minds has a resource called Student Space. This has a section dedicated to accessing the support you need during the pandemic.

If you just need to chat to somebody, try Togetherall. Togetherall is a digital support service to help you deal with everything from everyday stresses to major life events.

We have a range of free wellbeing services and support, and online resources available to all undergraduate, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students. 

We have a team of staff available to provide wellbeing support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Complete the Request Support form if you would like to  speak to a member of the team.

Look after your physical health

Download our sport app and join our streamed classes or get advice on how to keep physically active. 

Practical help and staying connected

If you are struggling in self-isolation here are some ways you can connect with others and ask for the help you need.

Teaching, learning and academic support

When you come out of self-isolation

Keep yourself and others safe by following this safety advice:

Contact us

If you have any questions or concerns, contact the Information Point:
Telephone: +44 (0)117 428 3000

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