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Thumbs up from isolating student for UON Care Package

Date 4.11.2020

A first-year University of Northampton student has praised the care package for students isolating due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Eighteen-year-old, Chloe Finch, who left home for the first time just a few months ago, to start her degree in Multimedia Journalism, has praised the support from the University of Northampton.

Just a matter of weeks after starting University, Chloe and her flatmates at the Waterside Campus, entered self-isolation, after one of them tested positive for coronavirus.

While the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus connected with the University community remains low, the University created a free, seven-day, care package, to support them through the first few days of self-isolation, helping to curb the spread of coronavirus.

For students, like Chloe, this care package means they can immediately self-isolate, and not have to worry about their food supply and student budget. The free, seven-day package contains fresh food, cupboard essentials, toiletries, and cleaning products.

In a video, shot in her student halls, Chloe detailed the food and toiletries she received in the care package and said: “It was really helpful in terms of keeping up with meals because I didn’t have the chance to do a big shop before I started isolating. I was really grateful for that.”

Just hours away from a second lockdown, these care packages will continue to be available to University of Northampton students in University-managed halls of residence, who are self-isolating due to coronavirus symptoms or notifications from the Test and Trace system.

The care packages are the latest in a range of student support from the University, which includes virtual events, mental health support, academic and financial support, and 24/7 support from the Residential Life team and Campus Security team.