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COVID-19 Self-Isolation Accommodation

Will international students need to self-isolate when they arrive in the UK?

This will depend on the UK & Welsh Government policy at the time of your planned arrival to the UK. Students from the majority of countries are currently required to self-isolate for 10 days. Please use the following link to access information on self-isolation rules when travelling to the UK from different countries. 

Red, amber and green list rules for entering England - GOV.UK

Will the university provide accommodation if I need to self-isolate on arrival?

If you are coming to the UK from an amber-list country, you are permitted to move directly into your long-term accommodation immediately to self-isolate there. For those of you who are unable to move in straight away or have not yet found long-term accommodation, the university has a temporary accommodation option for you to allow you to safely and conveniently self-isolate for 10 days on arrival to Cardiff. 

Students will be allocated a private studio apartment (single occupancy) at a halls of residence called Eclipse which includes: bed with bedding pack, smart TV, study desk and chair, free Wi-Fi, self contained en-suite bathroom with shower, fully equipped kitchen with hob, oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle, kitchenware and crockery. Students will receive a basic welcome food pack on arrival (eg, packets of rice/pasta etc, for the first night) and a kitchen pack to use during their stay. 

The university-arranged self-isolation option is very reasonably priced at £250 for the 10 day stay. 

This option is available to students coming from amber-list countries and who are arriving into the UK via our FREE airport welcome service on the following dates. 

Airport Welcome Dates:

  • Group 1 – Wednesday 15th September 2021
  • Group 2 – Thursday 16th September 2021
  • Group 3 – Friday 1st October 2021
  • Group 4 - Saturday 2nd October 2021
  • Group 5 - Monday 18th October 2021
  • Group 6 - Tuesday 19th October 2021
  • Group 7 - Wednesday 3rd November 2021
  • Group 8 - Thursday 4th November 2021

How to Book

Self-isolation accommodation booking forms will be sent to you via email, along with a link to book your free airport welcome.