Advice: Moving into University accommodation safely

If you are due to move into our University accommodation over the next few weeks, we hope you are getting excited and prepared to start this new journey. However, you might also be feeling anxious, or concerned about what you need to do to ensure your move is as easy, and safe as possible.

Safety in halls

We have been working hard over the summer to make sure measures are in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our student residents and halls staff. These new measures include:

  • Social distancing and directional signage throughout halls
  • One-way systems throughout halls
  • Face coverings should be worn by staff and students when in communal areas, unless exempt
  • New cleaning regimes, with a focus on touchpoints including light switches, countertops and door handles

You should have received your room number, and details about how to book your arrivals slot. If you have any queries please contact our accommodation team at: , or call on 0151 795 0319.

We have also put together some handy tips about how to keep your accommodation COVID-secure, whether you are moving into halls or private accommodation, read these here on our COVID-Safety Web Hub.

Moving into University accommodation

The move-in process will be slightly different depending on which hall you are moving into. However, all students and their guests will be asked to follow these guidelines:

  • Observe social distancing and directional signage
  • Only students will be able to access reception to collect their keys
  • Face coverings should be worn, unless exempt
  • Use the hand sanitiser available when entering and exiting the building
  • To ensure social distancing all students will only be permitted to bring two additional people with them
  • After you arrive, you should only socialise with those in your flat (your household), and follow the latest Government guidance with regards to socialising

All students moving into halls will also be asked to complete an online induction. You will receive a separate email with a link inviting you to complete our “Introduction to Liverpool” induction – before you join us, make time to complete this.

Take a look at our Halls Life pages for further advice about accommodation, including moving in tips, what to pack and how to find your flatmates.

International students who will be required to quarantine once arriving at their accommodation should have already been emailed with further details. If you will be quarantining in halls please see this additional guidance.

Moving into private accommodation

If you are moving in to private accommodation, make sure you communicate about moving in with your new landlord before arriving to collect the keys.

Accommodation operators have made some significant changes to their normal processes to ensure social distancing measures can be adhered to including cleaning the property thoroughly and assigning appropriate timeslots for moving in. You need to avoid moving in at the same time as your new housemates and should aim to bring just one person to help you move if needs be.

Further information on what to expect from your new landlord and other general housing advice can be found on the Liverpool Student Homes webpages.

Tune into our Instagram LIVE

Make sure you also tune into our Instagram LIVE on Wednesday, 23 September at 1pm. Our accommodation team will tour Crown Place Halls of Residence to show what safety measures are in place for the start of term. The team will also talk through the move-in process for this year, including what to expect, what to bring with you, the welcome activities and events on offer and how to make the most of your first few days! They will also be able to answer any of your questions. Follow our Halls Instagram for further updates.

In the meantime, meet your flatmates now on our Halls Facebook Groups.

Further information

Please keep checking your email for important information, and further advice and FAQs are available on our accommodation webpages.