Current students

Loughborough University Accommodation – Covid-19 information

Keeping you safe in halls

Here’s some of the additional measures and changes we have taken to ensure our halls of residence comply with the latest UK government guidelines on coronavirus (COVID-19) and continue to be a safe and welcoming home for our students.

We appreciate this has been a challenging time for students.

Further to the University announcement on 11 May, You should have made arrangements to return to Loughborough for Monday 17 May if you had not already done so. If you choose not to return you may continue to access any course content online.  However unless you are currently based outside the UK and are unable to return to campus, you will be charged hall fees from 17 May. 

Returning to Loughborough 

We are pleased to confirm that all students have been requested to return to the campus and most students have now returned to their Halls accommodation. Our focus is on operating as safely as possible, any student on Campus should participate in regular asymptomatic testing, including immediately upon their arrival.

Please refer to our latest announcement for further details on our Rent Refund process and returning to Halls.

We’ll continue to be flexible

At times like these, we know how important it is to be flexible. That’s why we updated our Terms and Conditions with additional cancellation rights, flexible licence start dates for those unable to reach the UK on time and the option of subsidised accommodation for students needing to self-isolate.

We’ve enhanced our hygiene measures

Our cleaning standards align with principle six of the Universities UK Principles and Considerations: Emerging from Lockdown recommendations.

Enhanced measures include:
  • Hygiene stations for handwashing and/or hand sanitising as required
  • Regular and thorough cleaning of high-touch points including banisters, study spaces, door handles and light switches
  • Perspex shields have been installed as appropriate
  • Comprehensive covid-19 training for staff including all University Hall cleaning staff
  • Audited daily cleaning of communal bathroom facilities (weekdays)
  • Weekly cleaning of kitchen areas

If you are living in University accommodation with shared facilities, you will be allocated to a specific bathroom in order to reduce the amount of students sharing the same facilities.

Following guidance in line with the current coronavirus alert level, it is not possible for University Hall cleaning staff to enter individual bedrooms to clean. Should the current alert level be reduced, bedroom cleaning will be re considered for re-implementation.

University recommended third party providers have also enhanced their hygiene and safety measures in line with government guidelines. For more information, please contact the accommodation provider directly.

You’ll be part of a new household

Once you have moved into your accommodation, you and your flatmates will be considered as a single household under the current UK government COVID-19 guidelines. You will be expected to follow the latest UK government advice to limit the risk of infection for yourself, your flatmates and the wider campus community.

We’ll be looking out for you

Every Hall of Residence has its own Fire Officer and Hall Warden team, providing you with safety, pastoral and welfare support whenever you need it.

If you feel anxious about your health or have reason to believe another student or staff member is endangering the health and safety of our campus community, you are encouraged to contact your Hall Warden immediately.

Plus, our on-campus security team are on duty 24 hours a day and can provide assistance on a range of safety and security matters.

For further information and guidance about living in halls of residence and living and studying on campus generally please see the pages as below: