What to do if you're ill
Find out how you can get the help you need when you're ill, especially if you can't leave your accommodation.
It’s important to look after yourself while you’re ill. Whatever your circumstances, find here some useful advice on what to do if you can’t leave your accommodation.
Contact the Student Information Service team and they will be able to help you or put you in touch with relevant teams at the University that can support you.
You can also contact LUU for help and support or find out more about the help available from LUU.
The first step to getting the right care is to understand where to go to get the help you need. Find out who to contact if you’re ill, including if you’re having COVID symptoms.
Get food and essential supplies
Arrange to have enough food/medicines if you can’t leave your accommodation.
If you have an infectious disease:
Order your shopping online. Arrange this as soon as you can - it can take several days to get a supermarket delivery, so start early. We have lot of information on where to buy food in Leeds or online, including specialist supermarkets.
Ask friends if they can collect food and essential items for you. Make sure they leave your shopping outside your accommodation and avoid making contact with them. If you’re new, or don’t know anyone outside your household, contact LUU Help and Support for guidance.
If you’re struggling to get food, contact the Student Information Service team. There may be support available to you.
Inform University services of any absences
Depending on your illness and your circumstances, you’ll need to tell the University if you’re not going to be able to attend your classes. Find out who to tell and what you need to do if you’re ill.