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Accommodation on arrival

Accommodation on arrival

We have been working closely with our accommodation providers to ensure you are able to settle safely into your student accommodation and have an enjoyable start at University in September 2021. We strongly recommend that you apply online for accommodation through the University's Accommodation Service in order to access the package of support available.

If you have booked accommodation through the University with one of the University's partner providers, you will be able to self-isolate in this accommodation. You can arrive up to two weeks before your contract start date free of charge and you will also receive food supplies during the quarantine at no additional cost.

To benefit from the support on offer, you must complete the Virtual Meet & Greet Desk Form at least 7 days before your planned arrival date. 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 period unless you need to seek medical help.

Quarantine requirements

Most international students arriving in September 2021 will need to quarantine for 10 days on arrival in the UK.

  • If you are arriving from a red-list country, you will need to book and pay for a hotel quarantine package prior to travel. Only UK Government approved providers can offer this service.
  • If you are arriving from the rest of the world, you will likely still need to self-isolate on arrival in Sheffield. You will need to book a Covid test package prior to travel.

Please check the UK Government information for further guidance before you travel.

Support during quarantine

Sheffield Hallam University can provide free accommodation and food & essentials for the duration of the quarantine for students from amber-list countries.

 

Arriving from the rest of the world, and need to isolate

  • If you have booked accommodation through the University Accommodation Service with one of the University's partner providers, you will be able to self-isolate in this accommodation. You can arrive up to two weeks before your contract starts free-of-charge. 
  • If you have secured accommodation with a private landlord directly, but they have advised that you cannot self-isolate at that property, you can request temporary accommodation for the quarantine period from the University’s Accommodation Services. 
  • 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 registration form. You will need to provide the exact address you will be staying in on arrival, and full contact details so we can keep in touch with you while you are in quarantine. You must not leave your accommodation during this period unless you need to seek medical help.

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 registration form. You will need to provide the exact address you will be staying in on arrival, and full contact details so we can keep in touch with you while you are in self-isolation. You must not leave your accommodation during this period unless you need to seek medical help. 

Arriving from a red-list country

There are different rules if you have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England. If you need to follow red list rules, you must do so if you are fully vaccinated or not.

Check which countries and territories are on the red list and read the red list rules.

  • You must follow the UK Government’s guidance and book a hotel quarantine package before you travel to the UK. The University is not permitted to provide this service.
  • You should book the hotel quarantine package before booking your flight. The booking system will allow you to enter an intended arrival time. When you confirm your flight, you can go back in the hotel quarantine booking and change it without additional cost.
  • A grant of £250 is available to help with your hotel quarantine costs. In financial terms this is equivalent to the support we provide to new students from amber-list countries. You can apply for this grant once you have arrived in the UK and enrolled fully.
  • In case you find the cost of hotel quarantine prohibitive, please contact International Admissions on internationaladmisssions@shu.ac.uk and they will be able advise you on your deferral options. 

If you are travelling with dependents

  • Sheffield Hallam is only able to offer quarantine support for students from non red-list countries. We cannot extend this offer to any dependants.
  • We strongly recommend that you travel to the UK alone first, complete your period of quarantine and then arrange for your dependants to join you once you have secured suitable accommodation

If you do travel with dependants, you will need to cover the full cost of any quarantine accommodation. A hotel/serviced apartment may be most suitable in these circumstances. Accommodation services can provide you with a list. For students arriving from amber-list countries, when the location of the self-isolation has been confirmed with us (and subject to it being in Sheffield) we will provide the standard grocery support package offered to single students in University-arranged self-isolation accommodation. We are not able to provide specialist supplies, e.g. to support small children; these will need to be arranged by you.

Study during quarantine

We advise you to arrive in the UK at least 10 days before the start of teaching, so you can complete your quarantine without missing any teaching. We also advise you to bring your laptop with you so you can catch up with teaching materials online. 

 

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