During these challenging and unprecedented times, we understand that there is a great deal of uncertainty and worry about choosing the right student accommodation.
We want to provide reassurance to our current and future residents that we have put stringent measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our buildings and adapted our booking options to be more flexible during these unpredictable times.
Our primary focus will always be our residents and we have put together a Chapter Commitment to communicate how we are and will continue to put our resident safety and well-being first.
OUR CHAPTER COMMITMENT
Social Distancing Measures
All Chapter properties will be operated in line with the UK government’s Covid-19 secure guidelines to continue to protect our residents and on-site team. We are committed to ensuring that our properties follow the most up-to-date social distancing guidelines set out by the government. These will be clearly communicated throughout our buildings.
- In accordance with government guidelines, we have temporarily closed our amenity spaces to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our buildings. We are closely monitoring government rules and as soon as we can re-open these spaces, we will do so.
- We have installed a number of hand sanitiser stations around our buildings and also increased our signage to clearly communicate social distancing procedures.
- As an additional precaution, we have implemented temperature checks for any external visitors, including resident guests. We ask that if you are inviting guests over to your Chapter building that they comply with this procedure and do not visit if they are showing any symptoms of COVID-19.
Free Shared Kitchen and Bathroom Cleans
To further support our residents and enhance our service offering, we will be providing free shared bathroom and kitchen cleans* for our residents on a monthly basis. To arrange your free of charge monthly cleans, visit your site team at reception and they will take you through the booking process and organise a time whereby social distancing can be adhered to.
*Please note, this offer relates to communal kitchen and bathroom areas only, twin rooms are not included. For more information, talk to your Chapter team who will be happy to help.
- Cleanliness throughout our buildings has always been a very important factor at Chapter.
- We have increased the cleaning frequency of our communal areas and commonly touched items such as buttons, door-knobs and handles to help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.
- As a further measure to keep you safe, and new to our service offer in 2020, if you are sharing a kitchen and bathroom, we will organise monthly cleans for you free of charge*. Speak to your on-site team to arrange a suitable time and we'll organise the rest.
*Excludes twin rooms.
Self-quarantine for International Students
We will be following government advice on any self-quarantine processes that are put in place for international arrivals and our site teams are prepared to be able to fully support this.
- Your site teams can remove any waste from outside of your room at least twice a week.
- Your site team are able to assist with any food and beverage orders and deliver directly to your room.
- We will provide two laundry services free of charge.
- Residents can access airport transfer services and room essentials via the Chapter app.
Please do contact your site team directly if you will be self-isolating at Chapter, they will be happy to support you and assist with any help you may require.
In order to adhere to social distancing, reduce crowds forming and increase efficiency, we have moved our check-in online.
- You will be able to check-in prior to arriving at your new home and you will receive full information on how to complete check-in within the next few weeks.
- Our online check-in also allows you more flexibility to arrive at a time convenient to you.
- Your site team will still be on hand to welcome you to your new home and answer any questions you may have or provide you with any assistance.
Virtual Events and On-demand Content
Our residents’ health and mental well-being is paramount at Chapter and we have set up an online events platform that includes live classes and on-demand content.
- The platform has been designed to help keep residents active and provides opportunities to learn a new language, virtually tour museums or join a live yoga class amongst a variety of other content.
- Our on-site team are always available to help and support our residents, and if you need to talk or have any concerns about a friend, we urge our residents to reach out to their Chapter community team in-person or by phone or email. We also have additional well-being services available including Student Minds, a charity committed to student mental health and Nightline, a confidential listening and support service run by students for students.
- All of our buildings have 24/7 security to ensure that you feel secure and supported by the wider Chapter team at all times. For more information, visit our student welfare information or email our dedicated email address email@example.com if you have any concerns or simply need to talk.
We’d like to thank our current residents for their ongoing support and we are incredibly proud of our Chapter community.