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Accommodation on arrival

We know how important it is for you to get settled into your University accommodation and feel at home, so we have been working closely with our accommodation providers and the local Public Health services to ensure you are able to settle safely into your accommodation and have an enjoyable start at University.

Whether you are starting your course in September 2020 or January 2021, we guarantee the same package of support.

Quarantine requirements

Students from certain countries may need to self-quarantine for 14 days on arrival in the UK. Please check the UK Government information before you travel.

If you need to self-quarantine: 

If you have booked accommodation through the University Accommodation Service with one of the University's partner providers

- You will be able to self-quarantine in this accommodation. You can arrive up to two weeks before your contract start date free-of- charge and you will also receive supply of food & essentials during the quarantine at no additional cost.
- To benefit from the support on offer, you must inform us when you will arrive in Sheffield at least 7 days before your planned arrival date by filling in our Virtual Meet & Greet Form. You will need to provide the exact address you will be staying in on arrival, and full contact details.
- We will use the contact information provided in this form to keep in touch with you while you are in quarantine. You should not leave your accommodation during the quarantine unless you need to seek medical help.

If you have secured accommodation with a private landlord directly: 

- You must check with them whether you can self-quarantine at their property, and what support they will provide with regards to supply of food and essentials
- If you are advised that you cannot self-quarantine at your booked accommodation, or that your landlord cannot support your needs, you must email You will be given an alternative accommodation for the duration of the quarantine at no additional cost.
- Please note that, once the quarantine period starts, you can leave your accommodation only in exceptional circumstances, such as to seek medical help. If you are experiencing problems with your landlord, please contact Accommodation services at for advice. 

Study during quarantine

You will be able to engage with any sessions and teaching delivered online, so please bring your personal laptop.

You will also be able to contact the Virtual Meet & Greet Desk with any questions you may have.

*Due to the COVID-19 Health & Safety measures, face coverings must be worn in enclosed public spaces in England including public transport, railway and bus stations and airports.

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