Accommodation Covid-19 FAQs

XJTLU 2+2 Students

We have a dedicated Frequently Asked Questions page for our XJTLU students coming to Liverpool on the 2+2 programme, please click here.

How will accommodation look?

Our top priority is ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our student residents and staff. For this reason a few additional safety measures have been implemented in the halls that include:

  • Social distancing measures and signage throughout the halls
  • One way systems throughout the halls
  • Face coverings to be worn by staff and students in communal areas (receptions, laundry etc)
  • Arrivals to take place over a longer period and arrival slots available to book (early September)
Do I need to quarantine?

Students who are within one of the travel corridors will not need to quarantine and can arrive from 26th September.  You can find updated information on countries exempt from quarantine on the UK Government website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#travel-corridors-countries-and-territories-exemption-list

If you are arriving from a country that is not within the travel corridors then you will be required to quarantine and can arrive between 12th and 18th September.  We will be offering support and virtual events during the quarantine period.  There may be small charges for additional services such as food provision if you require this and bedding during this time.

What support will be in place during quarantine?

We will be supporting students in quarantine as much as possible with supplies and through other means.  During this time, students will have check-in chats and the Halls Life Student Experience team and Student Support will be on hand to support you. There are also Residential Advisors on call 24 hours a day.

In addition, bespoke English language provision will be provided for international students along with online introductory webinars and presentations.

Meals (breakflast, lunch and dinner) can be provided at a cost of around £8.00 per day.  If you require a bedding/kitchen pack upon your arrival  we can supply these at a cost of £45.

The pack includes:

  • Duvet and Duvet Cover
  • Pillow
  • Bed Sheet
  • Towel
  • Crockery, Cutlery, Cup and Glass
  • Basic utensils and pans

More information on this will follow and how to order these. 

Please note bedding/kitchen packs and meals will only be offered to students who require to quarantine.

Will there be meals available?

Our Catered service for catered students will be in place as normal, with a few additional safety measures in place to ensure social distancing is followed.

If you require to self isolate for 14 days upon arrival into the UK, we will have meal package options available for you at a small cost of around £8.00 a day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. More information will be available shortly, please keep checking our website for further information.

Can I mix with other students in other flats?

We want you to come to University and have a brilliant time living with us. We know socialising and making friends for life is a significant part of this. We are ensuring that you will have a clear guidance on how to socialise safely and will be announcing our welcome events very shortly, so in the meantime make sure you have joined Facebook and Instagram and regularly check the Halls Life website

Can I socialise with students in my own flat?

Following government guidance, cluster flats wil become a "household" and you are able to socialise with your flat mates as usual.

Will there be any social programmes?

The Halls Life team will support you with making friends; building an inclusive community and settling in to your new home. They are currently working hard to build a Welcome programme with both online and in-person events, and you'll receive details of this closer to the time. As well as organising events to help you meet others from your accommodation, they will regularly communicate halls updates and offer support, advice and guidance throughout your time with us. For the time being make sure you join the Official Facebook Group for your hall to meet flatmates and get updates specific to your accommodation. All information about life in halls can be found here: www.browzer.co.uk/liv/

Am I allowed family/friends to visit?

We want to ensure you have a positive experience whilst staying in our accommodation, and want you to have friends and family visit. Our visitor guidelines will be based on government guidance, with some additional measures in place to further support your safety. More information will be provided as part of your induction into accommodation.

You will not be able to have overnight visitors. This restriction will be in place for the duration 2020 and will be reviewed for January 2021 forward.

It is important to note, that as Covid-19 is an ever changing situation, visitor guidance may change throughout the coming months. Please regularly check your emails and ensure you join @livunihalls on Facebook and Instagram to make sure you don’t miss any updates.

Can I travel back home?

The current government guidance as we are in Tier 3 advises:

  • If you live at university, you must not move back and forward between your permanent home and student home during term time. You should only return home at the end of term for Christmas. We will publish further guidance on the end of term.

This is also in force from the new national lockdown from 5th October. 

Will testing facilities be on site?

The University will provide testing facilities for all students and staff who are experiencing symptons of Covid-19.  Results are given within 24/48 hours.

What will happen if there is another wave in the UK?

Throughout the Covid Pandemic, the University have put students at the forefront of their decision making. In Accommodation, the top priority is the safety of the students living with us. Should there be another lockdown within the UK, we would ensure to make sure all students were safe and supported.  However, currently we are not releasing students from their contract due to COVID-19 related reasons.  Our standard termination policy will apply.

All guidance will be followed from the government.  As per current guidance, students should not move from their university accommodation to their permenant addresses during term times.  

What do I do if I get Covid-19 whilst in halls?

The University of Liverpool has robust measures in place to ensure your safety and support in halls, including if you do test positive for Covid-19. The campus has its own dedicated test centre which will provide results within 24/48 hours, and a support team in place to assist you through your isolation period. If you test positive, you will need to self isolate.  Students within your flat will also be required to self isolate.  All protocols are in line with government guidance, and further details will be given closer to your time of arrival. 

When can I move in?

The official contract start date for University Owned accommodation that you will be charged from is the 5th October.  However, this year, we will be arranging staggered arrivals to minimise the amount of students checking in at the same time. 

  • First year UK-based undergraduateswill have phased arrival dates to join us on campus between 26 September and 4 October, and a series of Welcome events will run alongside this from 28 September to 2 October. This will be followed by a week-long university-wide Foundation Week, including a programme of study skills and cohort-building activities to support our new students, many of whom will have been out of an educational context for an extended period of time. Teaching will then begin on 12 October, although students on a number of healthcare and veterinary programmes will have a slightly different schedule for welcome and teaching. All students in university-owned accommodation will only be charged for their room from 5 October onwards.

  • First year overseas undergraduatesand Year 3 XJTLU students will be advised to arrive and move into halls between 12 and 18 September on the basis that Government quarantine requirements of 14 days may still be in place. As mentioned, all students in university-owned accommodation will only be charged for their room from 5 October onwards. As you would expect, we will be supporting students in quarantine as much as possible with supplies and through other means.  During this time, students will have check-in chats and the Halls Life Student Experience team and Student Support will be on hand to support them. In addition, bespoke English language provision will be provided for them along with online introductory webinars and presentations. 

  • Returning UK-based undergraduates will be welcomed on campus when teaching resumes but prior to this will take part in Foundation Week from 5-9 October.  Students can arrive in their halls from 26th September - 4th October

  • Returning overseas undergraduates and Year 4 XJTLU students who are booked to live in University halls, will be advised to arrive and move into halls between 19 and 25 September on the basis that Government quarantine requirements of 14 days may still be in place. Again, these students will only be charged for their room from 5 October onwards and, during self-isolation, we will be supporting them in accessing supplies. As with first year overseas undergraduates, these students will have check-in chats and the Halls Life Student Experience team and Student Support will be on hand to support them. In addition, study and support materials will be made available during this time. From 5-9 October, students will be able to participate in online activities as part of Foundation Week.   Students who do not require quarantine can arrive in their halls from 26th September - 4th October.  Please check the government corridors https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors#travel-corridors-countries-and-territories-exemption-list to see if you are exempt from having to quarantine.

  • PGT programmes will begin on one of three dates: 12 October, 16 November or 4 January, with a small number of programmes running two separate intakes to give students a choice between an October or January start. Details of start dates for each programme have been published https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/courses/start-dates/

 

I am planning on arriving in January, when will I receive an offer?

We recommend students who are planning to arrive in January to contact us in November and we will then look to see what we have available for you.  We will look to provide you with accommodaiton either within our halls, or will look to offer you accomomdation with our unviersity approved providers in the private sector within walking distance of campus.  If you do receive an offer of accomodatoin from us starting in September/October but then decide that you are not coming until January, please reject this offer and contact us in November.

Other queries...

You can find a lot of more information on what the University is doing in light of Covid-19 by visiting the Covid-19 advice and guidance page.

If you have any accommodation based queries, please visit our Entry 2020-21 FAQ page in the first instance.  If your query is not answered in there please

Call 0151 795 0319

Email accommodation@liverpool.ac.uk 

Or chat to us on our online chat service