Covid guidance

The Halls Community is made of around 1420 residents across 4 halls of Residence, supported by 16 staff members and 9 Residential Life Ambassadors.

In line with Government guidance and advice from LSBU’s Health, Safety and Resilience Team the Halls of Residence COVID Response Plan has been updated to match the latest advice to ensure there are sensible and proportionate control measures in place to reduce the risk of an outbreak to the lowest practicable level. If, and when, the Guidance from the Government changes you will be informed.

Living in halls is a shared experience, which includes everyone from your flatmates, who are on the same journey as you are, to our Accommodation Team who will be on hand to support you every step of the way.

The Accommodation Team are mindful that this is a stressful time for all the residents and associated staff and it is important principle that collectively we are kind, sensitive and supportive of each other, recognising that the impact of the Pandemic can be very different for individuals and acknowledge that any conversations respect individuals diverse circumstances.

It is imperative that we work together to minimise risk and mitigate the spread of virus to ensure your stay is an enjoyable experience.


Please take care to read through the following information thoroughly and to contact your Halls Team if you have any questions or concerns about anything.

What are the main symptoms of COVID?

Will I need to Travel Quarantine on arrival if I am an International Student and travelled from an AMBER listed country?

Can you help with quarantining if I am not going to reside in Halls for the academic year?

What are the rules on Travel Quarantine if I am an International Student and travelled from a RED listed country?

How do I book a managed quarantine package?

Will I need to Travel Quarantine on arrival if I am an International Student and travelled from a GREEN listed country?

What is Test and Release for International Students?

What is a PCR test?

What is a LFT?

Do I need to be vaccinated?

Do I need to take a test before I arrive and whilst I stay in Halls?

What should I do if I develop symptoms in Halls?

What do I do if I test positive?

What should I do if I am sharing a household who has tested positive?

What if I am told to self-isolate through contact NHS Track and Trace?

Are there any exemptions relating to self-isolation?

Should I register with a GP?

Will I be asked to wear a face covering in Halls?

Will I be expected to keep socially distancing?

Am I allowed visitors or overnight guests?

I have a health condition that puts me in a higher risk of COVID 19, what should I do?

Who will support me when in self-isolation?

What is Safezone?

Can I go outside to smoke when in self-isolation?

Will the common areas be open?

Will there be enhanced cleaning regimes in my Hall?

What do I do if there is a fire evacuation when I am self-isolating?

Can I come and collect my post if I am in self-isolation?

How can I get involved in community life?

What measures can I do to make halls safe?

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