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Prospective residents coronavirus information

The welfare and wellbeing of our students and staff remain our top priority and we are committed to providing safe accommodation. Read our guidance for new students preparing to move into UCL Accommodation.

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England is now in a national lockdown from 5 January 2021. 

There will be no in-person teaching on campus until Monday 22 February, at the earliest (except for a small number of exempt subjects). Read 'Changes to teaching in Term 2 in view of Government guidance' further information. Because of this, we are not currently allocating rooms to new students.

You are strongly advised not to come to campus until the end of reading week (22 February 2021) at the earliest. However, if you are an international student who has already been allocated a room and coming directly to London from another country, you will be required to self-isolate for 10 days upon your arrival in line with UK Government guidance, unless you choose to take a private test as part of the Government’s new test to release scheme. 

You will be able to notify UCL of your need to self-isolate when you book your arrival slot. You may also need to self-isolate in temporary accommodation provided by us if your allocated UCL Accommodation is not en-suite. 

We are already taking robust measures to ensure social distancing and effective hygiene. UCL is following the advice provided by the UK Government, Public Health England and the NHS. This will determine how we manage our accommodation during the coronavirus pandemic.  

Stay safe and we look forward to welcoming you to UCL and your new home soon. 

Moving in during coronavirus

Early Arrivals

A guide to check in and moving into halls during the coronavirus outbreak.

Self-Isolating in halls

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Information if you need to complete a quarantine period when first arriving in UCL Accommodation.

FAQs for prospective students

Fees, Guidance and Payment

Frequently asked questions, advice and support for prospective students during the coronavirus outbreak.

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