Quarantine information

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Please read the following information regarding arriving in England from red, amber and green listed countries. Use the 'red list', 'amber list' and 'green list' tab buttons to navigate to the relevant information. Please note that this webpage details the support the university will provide once you arrive in England. For the most up-to-date advice about travelling to England, please visit the government website below.

Check the latest status of the country you are travelling from, on the UK government website.

In accordance with the latest government guidance, this webpage will be updated on Monday 4 October.


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Student quarantine policy

The student quarantine policy can be found via the link below. For the specific terms and conditions, please consult the appropriate tab buttons further down this page.

Student quarantine policy

To find out more about the quarantine arrangements for students in England, including booking quarantine, what to expect, and the additional support on offer from the university.

Information on quarantine arrangements

Red list

Red list information

Complete the Quarantine Reimbursement Application form

If you are a full time student travelling to England directly from a red list country, and are due to study on an undergraduate, postgraduate taught, or a foundation course with teaching delivered by the University of Nottingham, the university will cover some of the cost of quarantining in a hotel if you are eligible for this support in accordance with the terms and conditions set out below.

If you are a postgraduate researcher travelling to England directly from a red list country, the university will cover the cost of quarantining in a hotel if you are eligible for this support in accordance with the terms and conditions set out below.

These terms and conditions outline the eligibility criteria, guidelines and processes that the university will apply when deciding on, and dealing with, requests for the reimbursement of quarantine costs. Please ensure you read them carefully in conjunction with our Financial Support Statement before submitting your quarantine costs’ reimbursement application.

Terms and conditions for new undergraduate and postgraduate taught students

1. Whenever we use the term ‘quarantine costs’ in these terms and conditions, we are referring only to the standard costs of quarantining in a Managed Quarantine Facility (MQF) when arriving into England directly from a red list country, up to a maximum of £1,750 (Maximum Sum). 

2. In order to be eligible for quarantine costs’ reimbursement, you must: 

2.1. have registered as a new student (i.e., starting your first year of study at the university), studying full-time either on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course or a foundation course with teaching delivered by the University of Nottingham; AND

2.2. have travelled to England directly from your country of domicile where that country is on the UK government’s ‘red list’ as at 9 August 2021 and remains on the red list as at the date of your travel to England for your studies resulting in you being required to undertake quarantine in an MQF; AND

2.3. adhere to the booking requirements that are outlined by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) regarding booking and completing quarantine in an MQF; AND

2.4. complete the Quarantine Reimbursement Application form by 25 February 2022 at the latest, providing evidence of:

2.4.1. having completed your quarantine in an MQF; and 

2.4.2. payment of the quarantine costs.

3. You will not be eligible for quarantine costs’ reimbursement if you: 

3.1. do not meet the eligibility criteria set out in paragraph 2 above; 

3.2. connect through a red list country to travel to England; and/or

3.3. do not attend for the full 2021/22 academic year, e.g., because you take a voluntary interruption of studies or your studies are suspended or terminated during the academic year or due to resits you do not obtain the required credits to enable you to progress this academic year.

4. Subject to paragraph 5 below, the university will only reimburse quarantine costs up to the Maximum Sum. If your quarantine costs are less than the Maximum Sum, the university will reimburse the costs that have been paid by you, the student and no more.

5. If you meet the eligibility criteria for financial hardship, you will be able to apply for further financial support from the university in respect of quarantining in an MQF, up to a maximum of £535 (Additional Support).

6. The university will only cover quarantine costs for students and will not cover any quarantine costs for parents, guardians or anyone else who is accompanying the student.

7. The university will reimburse quarantine costs and pay Additional Support, where applicable, via either a tuition fee discount or bursary payment depending on the financial status of the student:

7.1. if you are a self-funded student (including students in receipt of a partial scholarship from the University of Nottingham) – a tuition fee discount will be applied against the final tuition fee instalment of the academic year (due 11 May 2022);

7.2. if you are being sponsored (students funded by a sponsor recognised by the University of Nottingham, where the sponsor is invoiced by the University of Nottingham) – a bursary payment will be made direct: 

7.3. to you, the student, where the quarantine costs have been paid by you directly; or 

7.4. to the sponsor if the sponsor has paid your quarantine costs; or 

7.5 if you have a full scholarship (so the tuition fee is either fully covered by the University of Nottingham or covered in full between the University of Nottingham and a third-party, e.g., Commonwealth Shared) – a bursary payment will be made direct to you, the student. If you are in this category, the University of Nottingham may be able to expedite payment to you if your Quarantine Reimbursement Application is accepted.

8. If you qualify for a bursary payment, you will need to input a UK bank account into the University of Nottingham record system in order to receive the quarantine costs’ reimbursement and any Additional Support.

9. If you are a self-funded student who chooses to pay your fees for the academic year in full in October 2021 (rather than in instalments), you may reduce your payment to the university by £1,750 in anticipation of the tuition fee discount. However, you will still need to complete the Quarantine Reimbursement Application form by 25 February 2022 in order for the tuition fee discount to be applied. If your quarantine costs’ reimbursement application is not successful, you will in these circumstances be liable for the full tuition fee for your course and will need to pay this in time, or else you may not be able to re-register with, or graduate from, the university. 

10. Bursary payments will be made in May 2022 at the latest, in line with the timing of the tuition fee discount.

11. Where necessary, you are advised to make your visa application prior to paying for quarantine in an MQF, in order to ensure you are still able to show sufficient financial evidence of living costs in your bank account when submitting your visa application. Where you are unable to cover this cost upfront yourself, please contact quarantinesupport@nottingham.ac.uk for further guidance.

 

Terms and conditions for returning undergraduate and postgraduate taught students

1. Whenever we use the term ‘quarantine costs’ in these terms and conditions, we are referring only to the standard costs of quarantining in a Managed Quarantine Facility (MQF) when arriving into England directly from a red list country, up to a maximum of £1,750 (Maximum Sum).

2. In order to be eligible for quarantine costs’ reimbursement, you must:

2.1. have registered as a returning student (i.e., you are continuing your studies at the university), studying full-time either on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught course or a foundation course with teaching delivered by the University of Nottingham; AND

2.2. have travelled to England directly from your country of domicile where that country is on the UK government’s ‘red list’ as at 9 August 2021 and remains on the red list as at the date of your travel to England for your studies resulting in you being required to undertake quarantine in an MQF; AND

2.3. adhere to the booking requirements that are outlined by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) regarding booking and completing quarantine in an MQF; AND

2.4. complete the Quarantine Reimbursement Application form by 25 February 2022 at the latest, providing evidence of: 

2.4.1. having completed your quarantine in an MQF; and 

2.4.2. payment of the quarantine costs.

Please note that you may only submit a Quarantine Reimbursement Application form once and will not be able to amend it after you have submitted it.

3. If: 

3.1. you set up a payment plan with CTM or another third party in respect of your quarantine costs and you have not paid off the full debt by the time you make your application to the University for quarantine costs’ reimbursement, you will only be entitled to receive from the University a reimbursement up to the amount you can evidence you have actually paid back under the payment plan; and/or 

3.2. you share your quarantine in an MQF with one or more individuals (i.e., you co-quarantine), you will only be entitled to receive from the University a reimbursement of your quarantine costs up to the amount you can evidence you have paid yourself, whether directly, via a payment plan or to the person who has initially paid the quarantine costs.

4. You will not be eligible for quarantine costs' reimbursement if you:

4.1 do not meet the eligibility criteria set out in paragraph 2 above; 

4.2 connect through a red list country to travel to England; 

4.3 will be completing your studies by 31 October 2021; 

4.4 will be completing your studies by 31 January 2022, unless your personal tutor or thesis supervisor agrees that studying on campus is essential for you for academic reasons; and/or

4.5 do not attend for the full 2021/22 academic year, e.g., because you take a voluntary interruption of studies or your studies are suspended or terminated during the academic year or due to resits you do not obtain the required credits to enable you to progress this academic year.

5. Subject to paragraph 3 above and 6 below, the university will only reimburse quarantine costs up to the Maximum Sum. If your quarantine costs are less than the Maximum Sum, the university will reimburse the costs that have been paid by you, the student and no more.

6. If you meet the eligibility criteria for financial hardship, you will be able to apply for further financial support from the university in respect of quarantining in an MQF, up to a maximum of £535 (Additional Support).

7. The university will only cover quarantine costs for students and will not cover any quarantine costs for parents, guardians or anyone else who is accompanying the student.

8. The university will reimburse quarantine costs and pay Additional Support, where applicable, via either a tuition fee discount or bursary payment depending on the financial status of the student:

8.1 if you are a self-funded student (including students in receipt of a partial scholarship from the University of Nottingham) – a tuition fee discount will be applied against the final tuition fee instalment of the academic year (due 11 May 2022);

8.2 if you are being sponsored (students funded by a sponsor recognised by the University of Nottingham, where the sponsor is invoiced by the University of Nottingham) – a bursary payment will be made direct: 

8.2.1 to you, the student, where the quarantine costs have been paid by you directly; or

8.2.2 to the sponsor if the sponsor has paid your quarantine costs; or 

8.3 if you have a full scholarship (so the tuition fee is either fully covered by the University of Nottingham or covered in full between the University of Nottingham and a third-party, e.g., Commonwealth Shared) – a bursary payment will be made direct to you, the student. If you are in this category, the University of Nottingham may be able to expedite payment to you if your Quarantine Reimbursement Application is accepted.

9. If you qualify for a bursary payment, you will need to input a UK bank account into the University of Nottingham record system in order to receive the quarantine costs’ reimbursement and any Additional Support. 

10. If you are a self-funded student who chooses to pay your fees for the academic year in full in October 2021 (rather than in instalments), you may reduce your payment to the university by £1,750 in anticipation of the tuition fee discount. However, you will still need to complete the Quarantine Reimbursement Application form by 25 February 2022 in order for the tuition fee discount to be applied. If your quarantine costs’ reimbursement application is not successful, you will in these circumstances be liable for the full tuition fee for your course and will need to pay this in time, or else you may not be able to re-register with, or graduate from, the university. 

11. Bursary payments will be made in May 2022 at the latest, in line with the timing of the tuition fee discount.

12. Where necessary, you are advised to make your visa application prior to paying for quarantine in an MQF, in order to ensure you are still able to show sufficient financial evidence of living costs in your bank account when submitting your visa application. Where you are unable to cover this cost upfront yourself, please contact international-office@nottingham.ac.uk for further guidance.

 

Terms and conditions for new and returning postgraduate research students

1. Whenever we use the term ‘quarantine costs’ in these terms and conditions, we are referring only to the standard costs of quarantining in a Managed Quarantine Facility (MQF) when arriving into England directly from a red list country, up to a maximum of £2,285 (Maximum Sum).

2. In order to be eligible for quarantine costs’ reimbursement, you must:

2.1 have registered as a new student (i.e., starting your first year of study at the university) or returning student (i.e., you are continuing your studies at the university), studying full-time on a postgraduate research course; AND

2.2 not be able to delay your start date or study remotely; AND

2.3 have travelled to England directly from your country of domicile where that country is on the UK government’s ‘red list’ as at 9 August 2021 and remains on the red list as at the date of your travel to England for your studies resulting in you being required to undertake quarantine in an MQF; AND

2.4 meet the criteria to be eligible for support from the University Financial Support Fund; AND

2.5 adhere to the booking requirements that are outlined by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) regarding booking and completing quarantine in an MQF; AND

2.6 complete the Quarantine Reimbursement Application form by 25 February 2022 at the latest, providing evidence of: 

2.6.1 having completed your quarantine in an MQF; and 

2.6.2 full payment of the quarantine costs.

Please note that you may only submit a Quarantine Reimbursement Application form once and will not be able to amend it after you have submitted it.

3. If: 

3.1 you set up a payment plan with CTM or another third party in respect of your quarantine costs and you have not paid off the full debt by the time you make your application to the University for quarantine costs’ reimbursement, you will only be entitled to receive from the University a reimbursement up to the amount you can evidence you have actually paid back under the payment plan; and/or

3.2 you share your quarantine in an MQF with one or more individuals (i.e., you co-quarantine), you will only be entitled to receive from the University a reimbursement of your quarantine costs up to the amount you can evidence you have paid yourself, whether directly, via a payment plan or to the person who has initially paid the quarantine costs.  

4. You will not be eligible for quarantine costs’ reimbursement if you: 

4.1 do not meet the eligibility criteria set out in paragraph 2 above; 

4.2 connect through a red list country to travel to England; and/or

4.3 do not attend for the full 2021/22 academic year, e.g., because you take a voluntary interruption of studies or your studies are suspended or terminated during the academic year.

5. Subject to paragraph 3 above, the university will only reimburse quarantine costs up to the Maximum Sum. If your quarantine costs are less than the Maximum Sum, the university will reimburse the costs that have been paid by you, the student and no more.

6. The university will only cover quarantine costs for students and will not cover any quarantine costs for parents, guardians or anyone else who is accompanying the student. 

7. The university will reimburse quarantine costs via a direct payment to you from the University Financial Support Fund, with payment to be made after February 2022.

8. Where necessary, you are advised to make your visa application prior to paying for quarantine in an MQF, in order to ensure you are still able to show sufficient financial evidence of living costs in your bank account when submitting your visa application. Where you are unable to cover this cost upfront yourself, please contact international-office@nottingham.ac.uk for further guidance.

 

Please make sure to check the latest UK government advice about entering England, testing for Covid-19 and quarantining. Please also advise us of your travel plans by registering for the International Welcome Programme via the link below.

Check the latest UK government advice for entering England

Register for the International Welcome Programme

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Amber list

Amber list information

If you are a full time student travelling to England directly from or via an amber list country, and are due to study on an undergraduate, postgraduate taught, postgraduate research, or a foundation course with teaching or research delivered by the University of Nottingham, please read the following information about quarantine arrangements.

Please note that if you are fully vaccinated on a vaccination programme recognised by the UK government – OR if you are a resident of any of the countries using these vaccination programmes and are under the age of 18 - you will not need to quarantine but must take a pre-booked Covid-19 test on or before your second day in England. You will need to isolate if the result is positive. 

If you are not fully vaccinated, either because you have not been vaccinated under a vaccination programme recognised by the UK government or you have not yet had two doses of a vaccine recognised by the UK government, you will need to quarantine for 10 days and take a pre-booked test on day 2 and day 8.

If you're living in university owned or operated accommodation

You will be eligible for the two options listed below if you:

  • are a student studying full-time either on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research course or a foundation course with teaching delivered by the University of Nottingham; AND
  • have travelled to England from or via a country that is on the UK government’s ‘amber list’, remains on the amber list as at the date of your travel to England for your studies and you are required to quarantine upon arrival in England; AND
  • are due to live in university-owned or operated accommodation.

Both options come at no charge for accommodation, except that you will have to pay:

  • your food costs;
  • for a TV licence, should you require one; and
  • any costs associated with laundry

Options

  1. Arrive before 4 September 2021: you will need to pre-book your quarantine period by 2 September 2021 at the latest and will be provided with a room in university-owned or operated accommodation. We will confirm where you will collect your room key.
  2. Arrive on or after 4 September 2021: you will need to pre-book your quarantine period by 2 September 2021 at the latest. When you arrive to quarantine, you will be directed to either an en-suite room with catering, where applicable, in university owned or operated accommodation or to the Jubilee Conference Centre Hotel.

Pre-book your quarantine period

If you are living in catered accommodation, your food will be delivered to your room.

Should you become symptomatic or test positive whilst in quarantine, you must remain in your room until the end of your Covid quarantine period and catering will be delivered to your room.

A free isolation pack (to £50 value each) that contains activities, information and wellbeing materials will be placed in each relevant room before arrival.

If you take up the option to quarantine in university owned or operated accommodation, we will contact you in due course regarding the contract for your quarantine stay.

Test to release

As part of the UK's Test to Release scheme, you can book a Covid-19 test with a private testing provider at your own expense, which may allow you to leave quarantine early. This test will take place after five days in the UK at the earliest, and you will be allowed to end your quarantine if you test negative.

If you wish to take part in the Test to Release scheme, then you should book your test before you travel, as you will need to provide details of it on your passenger locator form. If you decide to take part in the scheme after your arrival in England, then you will need to fill in another passenger locator form.

Find out more about Test to Release.

'University owned or operated' refers to the following accommodation:

  • University Park Campus
    • Beeston
    • Cavendish
    • Cripps
    • Derby
    • Hugh Stewart
    • Lenton and Wortley
    • Lincoln
    • Nightingale
    • Rutland
    • Sherwood
    • Willoughby
  • Jubilee Campus
    • Jubilee
    • Melton
    • Newark
    • Southwell
  • Varsity
  • Dagfa
 
If you're living in third party or partnership accommodation

The below applies to you if you:

  • are a full-time student on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research course or a foundation course with teaching delivered by the University of Nottingham; AND
  • have travelled to England from or via a country that is on the UK government’s ‘amber list’, remains on the amber list as at the date of your travel to England for your studies and you are required to quarantine upon arrival in England; AND
  • are due to live in third party or partnership accommodation.

If you have already booked to live in third party or partnership accommodation, please contact your provider directly. To cover off quarantine stays, we have negotiated for you to be able to enter that accommodation up to three weeks before the start of your licence at no additional charge, however please confirm this with your provider before you make your travel arrangements. These halls are all self-catering – you can, however, purchase a food pack from the university, which will consist of essential items to get you started, at a cost of £55. You can order a food pack now from our online store.

Test to release

As part of the UK's Test to Release scheme, you can book a Covid-19 test with a private testing provider at your own expense, which may allow you to leave quarantine early. This test will take place after five days in the UK at the earliest, and you will be allowed to end your quarantine if you test negative.

If you wish to take part in the Test to Release scheme, then you should book your test before you travel, as you will need to provide details of it on your passenger locator form. If you decide to take part in the scheme after your arrival in England, then you will need to fill in another passenger locator form.

Find out more about Test to Release.

University's Asymptomatic Testing Service

We are currently negotiating with third party accommodation providers to use our university testing service. We will update this webpage when these details are confirmed, so please check again soon.

 
If you're living in private accommodation

The below applies to you if you:

  • are a full time student on an undergraduate or postgraduate taught or research course or a foundation course with teaching delivered by the University of Nottingham; AND
  • have travelled to England from or via a country that is on the UK government’s ‘amber list’, remains on the amber list as at the date of your travel to England for your studies and you are required to quarantine upon arrival in England; AND
  • are due to live in private accommodation, which includes shared housing (house in multiple occupation (HMO)).

You will need to quarantine in your shared house. In the rare case where this may not be possible, please contact Accommodation Services.

You can purchase a food pack from the university, which will consist of essential items to get you started, at a cost of £55. You can order a food pack now from our online store.

Testing

You must self-isolate for 10 days and take a government recommended Covid-19 test on days 2 and 8.

Please read the latest UK government guidance in relation to testing.

Test to release

As part of the UK's Test to Release scheme, you can book a Covid-19 test with a private testing provider at your own expense, which may allow you to leave quarantine early. This test will take place after five days in the UK at the earliest, and you will be allowed to end your quarantine if you test negative.

If you wish to take part in the Test to Release scheme, then you should book your test before you travel, as you will need to provide details of it on your passenger locator form. If you decide to take part in the scheme after your arrival in England, then you will need to fill in another passenger locator form.

Find out more about Test to Release.

 

 

Green list

Green list information

If you are travelling to England directly from a green list country, as listed by the UK government, please read the following information.

Testing

Please check the latest UK government guidance for green list arrivals. Even if you have been fully vaccinated: 

  1. you must take a Covid-19 test before you travel to England; 
  2. in accordance with the UK government’s green list requirements, you will need to pre-book and pay for a Covid-19 test to take on the second day you are in England; AND
  3. you do not need to quarantine, unless your Covid-19 test result is positive.

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Vaccination

All students are encouraged to register with a local GP so they may secure their general and Covid-19 vaccinations as appropriate.

More information about registering with a local GP and getting your Covid-19 vaccines

 

Further support

Speak directly to a member of our Quarantine Support team on +44 (0)1157 487700 or email us at quarantinesupport@nottingham.ac.uk. Our lines are open Monday - Friday, 10am to 5pm.

Quarantine insights and advice from international students on our International Student Life blog.

Read our International Student Life blog

Further support and advice about your health and wellbeing, money, housing or your course.

Visit the Students’ Union advice pages

 

 

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