8 steps to help keep your home safe during the pandemic

Student in room halls campus

If you are living in halls or private accommodation, there are some simple steps you can take to keep you and your housemates as safe as possible:

  1. Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds using soap and water.
  2. Clean your home regularly with anti-bacterial cleaning products to minimise the risk of infection.
  3. Use hand sanitiser regularly.
  4. Cover coughs and sneezes.
  5. If you have symptoms, try and stay as far away from other members of your household as possible. You can find more information about self-isolating via the Accommodation Team’s webpages.
  6. Discuss house rules– things are likely to run more smoothly if you have a shared attitude to COVID safety and are comfortable with each other’s behaviour.
  7. Social distancing whenever you are not in your flat or with your household.
  8. If you have a lift in your building, try to keep use to one person/household at a time.

Living in Halls?


  • Only four students should use the laundry room at any one time. Please leave the room during your laundry cycle and come back to collect your items once finished.
  • Your washing should be prepared in your bedroom.
  • Do not shake your clothing in the laundry area.
  • The circuit app can be downloaded to check the availability of machines before you head to the laundrette.
  • Please ensure that you use hand sanitiser when entering and leaving the laundry area. There will be wipes available to wipe down machines before/after use.

Collecting post 

  • Wear a face mask when collecting post and parcels from the reception area.
  • Collect your post alone rather than with friends.
  • Where possible, for non-essential deliveries, please try to use alternative delivery options, such as Amazon lockers.

If you’re living in halls, you can find more COVID-19 guidance via the Accommodation Team’s ‘Life in Halls’ page. Don’t forget to regularly check the University’s Campus Safety Hub, the Liverpool City Council’s webpages and the Government’s guidance for the most up-to-date COVID-19 advice and regulations.