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Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, it is a requirement that you make your UK arrival and accommodation arrangements in advance of travelling, as failure to do so may result in you being detained at the border and prevented from entering the UK.  

Students who are also required to self-isolate on arrival must have evidence of their pre-booked accommodation when arriving at the UK border. Failure to provide evidence of an accommodation booking may result in you being detained at the border and prevented from entering the UK. 

Current UK Government guidance requires all new arrivals to the UK to self-isolate for a period of 14 days after arriving in the UK. The government has introduced travel corridor exemptions for some countries and territories, however the majority of students arriving in the UK are expected to have to self-isolate. Please keep checking this website for the most up to date information as the list of country exemptions is subject to regular change.  

Passenger locator form:

All students arriving from overseas must complete the UK government’s public health passenger locator form before entering the UK, regardless if you are required to self-isolate on arrival. You will need to provide your contact details, transport information and your address in the UK. You can complete this form no more than 48 hours before your planned arrival time in the UK. Failure to complete the form may delay your entry to the UK at the border. 

Supporting your arrival in the UK and transfer to the University 

The University has arranged a safe and effective airport transfer service for all students arriving from overseas, which includes a personal taxi journey to your campus of study. We recommend this option to all students who are not required to self-isolate for 14 days on arrival in the UK. 

Cost: £50.  Click here to book.

  • Studying at Chester or Warrington campus? We will collect you from Manchester Airport 

  • Studying at Shrewsbury campus? We will collect you from Manchester or Birmingham Airport 

If you would like to make use of the airport collection service, you will need to ensure you book at least 2 working days before your flight is due to arrive. (Please note working days do not include Saturday and Sunday).  

IMPORTANT: Please note that face masks need to be worn when in the airport terminal building, on public transport and in taxis in the UK.  

Self-Isolation

Please be aware that the UK Government has established a mandatory two-week self-isolation on arrival for nationals of some countries, which may affect your travel plans as well as your integration during your first two weeks in the UK, and at the University. Details of what you can and can’t do during self-isolation can be found on the UK Government website. Please ensure you read this before you travel to the UK. It is important to check whether you will be required to self-isolate on arrival and understand what is required of you.  

The University has developed a number packaged options, available to both new and returning students, if necessary, to provide support during the mandatory two-week self-isolation period, the induction period, as well as the formative weeks of teaching and learning. 

Details of the package options and prices can be found below:

B. Taxi + 2-week Supported Self-Isolating Experience in University owned accommodation 

Who is eligible?

  • Both new and returning international and EU students are eligible
  • Only suitable for students who have booked to live in private or partner owned student accommodation during the 2020/21 academic year AND who are required to self-isolate for 2 weeks on arrival in the UK

What does this option include?

  • Personal taxi collection from Manchester airport and drop-off at your campus of study
  • University owned, standard self-catered accommodation for 14 nights, includes own bedroom, with shared kitchen, bathroom and lounge
  • Food Pack on arrival - Food pack sufficient for initial 24 hours
  • Bedding Pack on arrival
  • Kitchen Pack on arrival
  • Weekly food/catering package delivery 
  • Pre-departure self-isolation briefing
  • Peer support and social activities
  • Ongoing support from the Wellbeing Team
  • Out of hours emergency support on campus

What is the additional cost?

C. Taxi + 2-week Supported Self-Isolating Experience in University owned accommodation

Who is eligible?

  • Both new and returning international and EU students are eligible
  • Only suitable for students who have booked to live in University owned student accommodation during the 2020/21 academic year AND who are required to self-isolate for 2 weeks on arrival in the UK

What does this option include?

  • Personal taxi collection from Manchester airport and drop-off at your campus of study
  • Food Pack on arrival - Food pack sufficient for initial 24 hours
  • Bedding Pack on arrival
  • Kitchen Pack on arrival
  • Weekly food/catering package delivery
  • Pre-departure self-isolation briefing
  • Peer support and social activities
  • Ongoing support from the Wellbeing Team
  • Out of hours emergency support on campus
  • A University allocated room available from 1st September, no additional charges

What is the additional cost?