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The UK Government advises that we can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

      • Self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.
      • Self-isolate if you are told by the NHS Test and Trace service that you’ve been in contact with a person who has coronavirus (COVID-19)
      • Stay at home as much as possible
      • Work from home if you can
      • Limit contact with other people
      • Keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
      • Wash your hands regularly

However, please be aware that the details of the rules do differ slightly between the 4 UK nations. You must follow the rules for the UK nation where you are currently residing.

Official advice for people in England

Official advice for people in Scotland

Official advice for people in Wales

Official advice for people in Northern Ireland


Students staying in other countries around the world should check the official advice for their own country on a frequent basis.

Before making any arrangements to travel please ensure you have visited the government website for the latest details on entering the UK. You may be required to self-isolate for 14 days when you arrive, if this is the case you will be required to stay within your residence except in limited situations.



Self-isolation: guidance for households with possible Covid-19 infection

Social Distancing: Staying at home and away from others

Shielding: Protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable

Staying safe outside your home

Read about the powers and support given to the police in order to respond to coronavirus

Covid-19 guidance from the government

Overview of Covid-19 from the NHS

NHS 111 service

NHS Track and Trace service

Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy

World Health Organisation – myth busters

COVID-19: rapid tests for use in community pharmacies or at home

Tell the NHS about your current experience of coronavirus

How to wear and make a cloth face covering