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Self-isolation guidance

If you are arriving from a country that requires you to self isolate for 10 days, you can move into a room on campus when you arrive. 

You will need to let us know by completing this form as soon as possible. Please keep checking for updates up to the time of your departure as your country's classification may change at any time. However please fill in the form immediately if your country is currently on the Amber list or moves into that category at any time.

Self isolating before you arrrive

What should I do before I arrive?

If you are coming from a Red list country please visit the following website for further information regarding this.

You will need to let us know if you are arriving from a country where you need to self-isolate. Please complete this form to let us know what date you are arriving. If you are arriving from an Amber listed country and you have secured a room on campus for next session, you are able to stay on campus to self-isolate in a campus room.

Please provide a copy of you confirmed flight ticket to bac@brunel.ac.uk . Provided you have secured a campus room you will be able to self-isolate for free provided you arrive by 11 September. Please note after your self-isolation period has ended you will charged for the remainder of the summer period a the 2020/21 rate. Thereafter from 12 September you will be charged the room rate for session 2021/22.

Where will I stay during self-isolation on campus?

If you have booked a campus room, you will be able to move into an ensuite room on campus. Please note we are unable to guarantee that you will be offered your next session room for your self-isolation period as this is subject to availability.

Where do I collect my room key from?

You can collect the keys to your accommodation from the Student Living Office at Concourse Hall from:

  • Monday – Friday:     8.30am until 5:30pm
  • Saturday – Sunday: 10:00am until 6:00pm

After this time, keys will be available at the Security Office, Wilfred Brown Building.

What services are provided during on campus self-isolation

We will supply you with additional cleaning materials so that you are able to maintain the cleanliness of your flat during self-isolation. Student Living will collect rubbish bags; however, these will need to be deposited outside your flat front door as they cannot be collected from within your flat.

We can exchange your linen whilst you are in self-isolation. Please report this via the Planon app. Please select “Furniture Fault Request” and state “Linen Change” in the comments. Linen will be delivered outside your flat door. Please return the used linen once you have completed your self-isolation.

Where can I order food from whilst self-isolating on campus

You can order meals directly from the Time2 Eat app,

You will be able to sign up for a 1 day meal plan, 7 day meal plan or 14 day meal plan, where you will receive breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Breakfast includes one pastry, one piece of fruit and a juice. Lunch includes a sandwich, snack, sweet treat and drink. Dinner is a microwave meal.

Taste Kingdom/Chartwells will deliver the food daily at a specific time to ensure you get what you need.

Simply download the Time2Eat app, enter the access code brunel, head to the self-isolation section and choose your meal plan.

All food must be ordered by 2pm for next day delivery.

 What will I be able to do whilst in self-isolation?

It will be your responsibility to ensure you follow the government guidelines outlined here.

In England, you can only leave your accommodation for the following:

  • you need urgent medical assistance (or where your doctor has advised you to get medical assistance)
  • you need access to basic necessities like food and medicines, but only in exceptional circumstances such as where you cannot arrange for these to be delivered
  • you need to access critical public services such as social services and victim support services, but only in exceptional circumstances
  • you need to go to the funeral of a family member of someone you live with
  • you need to visit a dying or critically ill family member or someone you live with
  • you need to fulfil a legal obligation such as participate in legal proceedings
  • there’s an emergency such as a fire alarm

 What happens at the end of the self-isolation period?

As long as you are show no symptoms of Covid-19 at the end of your self isolation period you no longer need to self isolate.

If you develop COVID-19 symptoms again at any point, follow this guidance on self-isolation again and notify the University via the reporting task on your eVision portal.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any questions please email res@brunel.ac.uk or contact us via Chat.


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