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Covid 19 guidelines made simple: What counts as your household?

This information is correct as of 12pm on 28/9/20. We will review continually as new advice is released.

At times like this it’s essential that we all do what we can to keep ourselves and others safe and prevent the spread of Coronavirus. This includes adhering to the Government’s guidelines.

Many of the rules are focused on the idea of ‘households’ – for instance those regarding self isolation and social gatherings. As such, it’s crucial to understand who is part of your household while at University. Whether you’re living in halls, private rented accommodation, at home as a commuter student or anywhere else, in this article we’ll unpick the confusion and help you understand how you can abide by the Government’s new rules as you head into the new academic year.