COVID-19 Reopening FAQs

Info for International students and students returning from overseas

In line with the government guidance, all students traveling from overseas (unless those traveling from the travel corridor) need to self-isolate for 10 days when arriving in the UK.

We have secured a partnership with University of the Arts London to test our ssymptomatic staff and students under the Test to Return scheme. HOWEVER, THIS TEST DOES NOT exempt you from quarantining on your return to the UK. Following the latest government advise, no on-site activity will take place until w/c 25th January 2021 at the earliest. Online provision will be made available to all students until further notice.

Please fill out the Christmas Travel Plans form (if you have not already done so) telling us when you will be coming to the UK so we know when to expect you on-site, and so we can provide you with the support needed while you are working online.

On coming into the UK students will need to:

  • complete a passenger locator form on arrival in the UK
  • self-isolate in their accommodation for 10 days if arriving from a country which is not on the exemption (travel corridor) list

If self-isolating, students will need to:

How to reduce your quarantine time?

You are able to reduce your quarantine time by taking an accredited coronavirus (COVID-19) test from a private testing provider after 5 days of self-isolation. If you test negative, you will be allowed to end your quarantine. This process is called ‘Test to release’, more information here .

Once the list of available private testing providers has been released, we will advise you of appropriate local testing facilities. Currently a private test costs around £120.

We understand the complexities of this situation and are endeavouring to sharing clear and most up to date information with you. If you have questions, please email anna.helsby@theplace.org.uk. We will keep this page updated throughout the break for you to refer to.