The start of term is getting closer, and whilst lockdown is slowly easing...

…it’s safe to say the university experience will be a lot different come September.

Freshers week is looking likely to be postponed, many university buildings will be closed, and the sound of someone coughing is enough to make you want to run for the hills.

The thought of heading back to uni in the next few weeks has become a daunting jump into the unknown, with the added stress of also moving in your new digs and getting your utility bills all set up!

Whilst we are here to help you on that front, you might be worried about how to keep yourself safe from coronavirus when you’re back in education, so we’ve outlined just a few measures you can take…

Social distance, social distance, social distance!

We may be stating the obvious here, but it’s important to continue to socially distance from people outside of your ‘bubble’. While it may be tempting to rush out to hug your best mate who you’ve not seen in nearly six months, you’ve got to resist!

Luckily, thanks to the beauty of technology, you can still chat with your mates over video call, so whilst you may be getting fed up of having drinks over Zoom, it’s looking to be next best thing for now.

These Boots Were Made For Walking…

We may be stating the obvious here, but it’s important to continue to socially distance from people outside of your ‘bubble’. While it may be tempting to rush out to hug your best mate who you’ve not seen in nearly six months, you’ve got to resist!

Luckily, thanks to the beauty of technology, you can still chat with your mates over video call, so whilst you may be getting fed up of having drinks over Zoom, it’s looking to be next best thing for now.

Mask it up!

Whilst masks are now mandatory for shops across England and Scotland, it’s not bad practice to wear one whenever you’re out and about in general.

Numerous studies have shown that wearing a face covering can help reduce the spread of viral droplets released when someone coughs or sneezes, so whilst it may not be the most comfortable accessory, it’s definitely worth wearing one!

Do an online food shop

Not only does doing an online food shop save you and your housemates the hassle of having to struggle back to your house with heavy bags of shopping, but it also saves you having to head into the supermarket!

Whilst supermarkets are taking measures to ensure the safety of customers, such as enforcing social distancing, introducing floor markers and sanitising basket and trolley handles, it’s no bad thing to limit how often you go if you can.

Keep your house spick n' span

We know just how tempting it can be to leave your dirty dishes in the side, or to leave those empty beer bottles lying around, but now more than ever it’s important to stay as clean as possible, especially in communal spaces in your uni house.

Chip in for some antibacterial cleaning and hygiene supplies with your housemates, and make sure you’re wiping down surfaces and door handles as often as you can!

Hopefully you’re now feeling slightly more relaxed about heading back to university, and now that that’s off your mind, it’s time to make sure that your utility bills are all good to go for your move in date!

Stay safe.

Everyone at Split The Bills.

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