Information for students living in accommodation arranged through Goldsmiths about changes due to Covid-19.
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How to help stop the spread of Covid-19
Covid-19 is highly transmissible and is affecting people of all ages, whether or not they are vaccinated.
Therefore we are asking all our students, staff and visitors to still take actions to stop spreading it:
- Use hand sanitiser when entering buildings
- Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds regularly
- Wear a face covering, if you can, in the communal areas of the accommodation, such as the reception, communal corridors and staircases and the lifts
- Clean the kitchen area after every use
- Keep a 1.1m distance from those who do not live within your flat or on your corridor
We recommend you register online with the local GP surgery, Amersham Vale. They will be providing vaccinations for all students who need them.
If you have Covid-19
Although it is no longer a legal requirement to isolate, those who test positive are advised to limit close contact with others.
Make sure you spend as little time as possible in communal areas and follow the advice from the NHS.
See our guide for details of how to look after yourself if you have to remain indoors after a positive test, how to use communal areas safely and how we can support you with your food deliveries.
Please remember that, even if you are unwell and it's recommended you stay at home, you can leave your flat in the event of an emergency, for example, if the fire alarm sounds.
Visitors and overnight guests in student accommodation
A student will be allowed to invite one guest or visitor on the understanding that they do not cause annoyance or inconvenience to other residents. Please ensure you speak to your housemates to ensure they are happy to have someone in their home.
You will need to sign in (and sign out) your guest/visitor at reception, and they will need to show ID and confirm their current address.
We recommend that students do not invite visitors and overnight guests if someone in the accommodation has tested positive or is unwell, this is in line with the advice from the NHS. Additionally, visitors and guests will not be allowed to remain in halls, if they are unwell or receive a positive test result. Please bear in mind that people from different flats/corridors are also considered guests and we recommend they should not be invited into your flat, if someone in the flat is unwell.
We will continue to work closely with local health teams to agree the best course of action, in particular in the event of an outbreak. This may include introducing a no visitors/ no guests policy and other measures to avoid the virus spreading.
Please ensure you follow this guidance and refer to your accommodation agreement for further guidance on visitors and guests in student accommodation.
Our terms and conditions
We have updated our terms and conditions for students who have a contract with Goldsmiths, University of London to ensure that we remain covid-secure. You can read about these changes in the Accommodation Agreement that you received as part of your accommodation offer, and we will send regular updates to all residents in halls.
Over the course of the academic year we aim to adapt our arrangements and advice, in line with the latest government or local Public Health guidance and we will ensure our residents are always kept up-to-date.
You should pay particular attention to the parts regarding Health and Safety and Student Conduct. We have also tied together parts of the Accommodation Agreement to the Student Conduct Regulations that you will agree to upon online enrolment.