Looking after isolating students

Posted by cc576 at Oct 09, 2020 10:48 AM |
Free care packages to students isolating for COVID-19-related reasons

We know that it’s difficult for those who are self-isolating, so to make that time easier we are supplying free care packages to every student who is isolating for COVID-19-related reasons. The packages not only include healthy vegetarian food (and tuna), but also packs for hygiene and cleaning, treats and games.

The University of Leicester does not charge for these care packages and we deliver them to isolating students in both University-managed and private accommodation. We also provide recipe cards and ingredients for flats to make meals and we deliver them throughout the isolation period. There are additional extras such as packs of meat that students can buy if they wish. We also provide packs for hygiene and cleaning, treats and games.

We have arranged for on-site food concessions and take-aways and we will support students with specific dietary requirements. We will provide a laundry service for our students and medication will be delivered to those students who require it.

Geoff Green, Registrar & Secretary commented: “We know it’s tough to be self-isolating while away at university. That’s why we are doing all we can to not only meet students’ needs for healthy food, personal hygiene and basic cleaning throughout the period of isolation, but also to help them to have fun and connect with others virtually, while they can’t in person.  We also understand that some students will have heightened feelings of anxiety and loneliness during this time, and our wellbeing teams are on-hand night-and-day to support the mental health of our students.”

Tutor support will continue in academic schools, with additional proactive check-ins for students in isolation, and we will have a ‘Social in Isolation’ programme of events to ensure students are not alone in isolation.

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