UK and International Student Quarantine Information: We are looking forward to welcoming you back to campus when you can join us. UK Government regulations on travel mean that some UK and International students may be expected to quarantine and we ask that UK residents and International students arriving in Swansea follow this guidance.

Please note, the situation is constantly changing and it is your responsibility to check whether you will need to quarantine or not.

Information for UK Students

If you are a UK student and live in an area under local lockdown, you must not leave home or travel to Swansea until it is safe to do so.

Over the summer, prior to your arrival in Swansea, if you are planning to travel to a country that requires quarantine on your return to the UK, you must spend the required quarantine period in your own home and only move to Swansea once completed.

Information for International Students

If you are travelling to the UK from another country, you may be required to quarantine for a 14 day period.

If you are arriving in the UK from overseas (unless from a country which is exempt from this requirement), you are required to spend 14 days in quarantine. This means you will not be able to leave the place you are staying for the first 14 days you are in the UK. This is because it can take up to 14 days for coronavirus symptoms to appear. When you arrive in the UK, you must go straight to the place you are staying to start your period of quarantine.

You may also hear the term quarantine referred to as self-isolation.


It is important you have arranged accommodation before you arrive in the UK.

If you are staying in private accommodation but are unable to quarantine there you can apply to stay at the Swansea University Rod Jones Halls for 14 days. However you must have private accommodation arranged to move in to after the 14 day period.

If you have already applied for University accommodation and plan to arrive early in order to quarantine, the cost of your stay will be included in your existing contract. Even if you already have your Swansea University accommodation booked you will still need to register for quarantine accommodation here, and choose 2 week quarantine accommodation. 

What happens if I start to experience Covid-19 symptoms after I have left quarantine? 

You must self-isolate for a period of 10 days and follow the advice and guidance provided by the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).

If you need to quarantine in Swansea, the University will support you with regular communication and guidance and advice about food, wellbeing, how to access services and facilities and some online activities that you can engage in.

If you have any queries please contact MyUniHub. Our contact hours are Monday to Friday between 08:30 & 17:00. We are here for you, so if you have any queries please contact us on 01792 606000 or email us at Alternatively, you can get in touch with us via our live chat.

Wednesday September 2nd, 2020

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