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If a university student is planning to move home then PLEASE
- check that remote learning will be possible and allowed for the rest of the term - try to get confirmation of this in writing from someone on your course team/department/faculty and take EVERYTHING you might need to study remotely with you (expect this to last beyond a month)
- let your university KNOW (if they're notifying flatmates of someone with symptoms/a positive test then knowing that you're not in your term time residence will save a lot of wasted efforts and potential worry)
- let your landlord know
- PACK UP your room fully before you leave (and photograph and inventory what is in difference bags/boxes) so that if you can't return for some reason then someone else will be able to send you your possessions easily (this caused a lot of problems for students who left in a rush in March)
- if you can then SELF ISOLATE as much as possible for a week or more before you travel between residences to minimise the chance of infecting your loved ones (and the chances of developing symptoms on the day you're due to travel)
- if you're leaving the country then check in with your university's international team. If you're a visa student then leaving the country can affect your visa, if you're an EU student then apply for pre-settled status BEFORE you leave the UK to save yourself the cost of having to buy a £350 visa to return after Brexit. Make sure you keep boarding passes/vignettes/travel documents so that you can evidence your time in and out of the UK.