Living in student accommodation is a big part of university life. For most, it is the first time living away from home, and we understand that this can be a worrying time in normal circumstances.
For some, the rules will be different back home, but here in Wales we're guided by Public Health Wales and the Welsh Government so some of the advice might be slightly different from other parts of the UK, EU and the wider world. We have asked students to familiarise themselves with the basics and we will keep them updated on any changes through MetCentral (the student homepage).
Returning to University halls
We encourage you to take a lateral flow test before travelling to Halls. Please inform the Halls Manager if you test positive and need to delay your arrival. We would encourage students to continue to regularly take lateral flow tests during their time at Cardiff Met. Tests are available free of charge, and can be collected or posted to your flat.
Our accommodation teams have worked hard to ensure social distancing rules can be followed in halls and common areas, and both staff and students are asked to follow local guidelines and the 2 metre rule. When social distancing becomes difficult, wearing non-medical face coverings is policy.
We know that living in halls is a good opportunity to make new friends and join in with a range of activities. Our award-winning residential life programme 'Met Res Life' has adapted to the current restrictions, providing all students in University-owned halls the opportunity to meet and make friends in a safe environment.
Students can find the latest calendar of activities over on the Met Res Life Facebook page.
We know our students are responsible and there might be times when they'll need to isolate. To help, we're providing a range of support for students who need to self-isolate, including access to food parcels, health and wellbeing support, and flexible learning to ensure they can continue their course safely from their accommodation.
Our accommodation teams are available 24/7 for students who need advice or support and will regularly check in with students who may have to isolate.