Students' Union Isolation Care Packages (Private Accommodation - BT7 & BT9)
The Isolation Care Packages are organised by your Students' Union, to make sure you have the initial essentials to help you through a difficult period of self-isolation.
This is open to students living in private accommodation in BT7 and BT9 postcode areas. Terms & Conditions apply.
For more information, and to apply for a box, please complete the form by clicking on the button below:
Apply for an Isolation Care Package
Access to Essentials
If you are struggling to access essentials supplies due to financial hardship, the Student Wellbeing Service have a limited number of vouchers available to support students who are self-isolating. If you would like to find out more, please email StudentWellbeing@qub.ac.uk
Self-Isolating in South Belfast?
If you are self-isolating in South Belfast, the Forward South Partnership Board have an established COVID-19 Helpline which can help connect local people with support they may need during this time with a particular focus on those who may be vulnerable, isolated or experiencing financial hardship. They can help out with the following supports, including:
- Food & essential items
- Check-in calls & befriending services
- Assisted shopping & delivery
- Pharmacy deliveries
- Health & wellbeing support
- Assistance with heating/oil
- Counselling services
- Translation services
And much more!
To access the helpline phone 07394 569 155 (open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm).
Forward South COVID-19 Helpline Flyer
Groceries can be ordered to your accommodation by contactless delivery. Retailers include: Asda, Tesco, and Sainsbury's. Try to book your slot in advance (where possible) as they are often cheaper and can fill up quickly. If you cannot find a slot, consider some of the options above if self-isolating in South Belfast. If you are self-isolating in other areas and cannot find a slot, see if any friends or family members can assist in a contactless delivery of essentials.
If you are self-isolating and require assistance with getting supplies, some community apps such as Nextdoor have a lot of people who are happy to help. Remind them that you are self-isolating and to leave any supplies in a secure and safe place so that the delivery is contactless.
You can order lots of tasty food and even some grocery supplies from apps such as Just Eat, Deliveroo, or Uber Eats. Try to ensure your diet is healthy and balanced while self-isolating, to ensure that your energy levels and general wellbeing is maintained. Some places will even offer discounts such as free delivery or student discount.
For banking options, please visit this Banking Options guide, prepared by the International Student Support team.
We know that self-isolation can bring concerns about money or your finances. If you are in part-time employment, you should speak to your employer to see what support is available. You may also be eligible to receive support from the Student Support Fund and Hardship Fund. You may also wish to contact Advice SU, who can offer advice and guidance on money.