Please note that this information is correct as of Monday 5th October 2020.

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As members of the Hindu student community in the United Kingdom, it is imperative that we limit the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in any way that we can. If you have any questions about the guidance below, please contact us via

What should I do if I have Coronavirus symptoms?

Please ensure you self-isolate for a period of 14 days if you experience (or suspect you have) any of the following symptoms: a high temperature; a new, continuous cough; a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste. If you experience any Coronavirus symptoms, you are also eligible for a free test, which can be booked via this link

Am I allowed to leave my university accommodation / flat / house share?

The Government is still encouraging everyone to abide by social distancing rules – this involves keeping a distance of 2 metres where possible, wearing a face covering outdoors and ensuring that good hygiene is practiced. When you leave your university accommodation, please ensure you abide by these rules. 

Note: Please ensure you check updated and accurate guidance if you live in an area with local restrictions.

How many people can I socialise with?

As of 14 September 2020, the Government has adopted the rule of six – this means that no more than six people can meet together, in both indoor and outdoor settings. The guidance varies by region in the United Kingdom, and has been summarised below.

  • In England, you cannot meet in groups larger than six people, indoors or outdoors.
  • In Scotland, you cannot meet indoors with people, unless you form part of their household or extended household. You can meet people outdoors in groups of up to six people (but limited to two households).
  • In Wales, you can meet up to six people indoors, from your household or extended household. You can meet up to thirty people outdoors, however, please maintain social distancing and adhere to local guidance.

Note: Please ensure you check updated and accurate guidance if you live in an area with local restrictions.

I am on the committee at my Hindu Society – what events and activities can I do?

In the first instance, please approach your Students’ Union for advice – they will have prepared a variety of resources and guidelines on how to hold any events or activities at your society. They will also be able to advise on how you can carry out your society’s events and activities virtually, if required.

We will shortly be sending out tailored guidance to our Hindu society committee members. In the meantime, if you have any questions or queries in relation to your society’s activities, please reach out to Ajay Sohal, our Campus Team Coordinator, via

Where can I find out more?

Please refer to the following links for more information:

  1. Government Coronavirus Guidance
  2. Office for Students Guidance
  3. Government Higher Education Coronavirus Guidance

We will continue to monitor the situation and will update our members as necessary through our social media channels if there are any changes to the above. If you do have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to a member of our team via