Respecting Social Distancing in Shared Accommodation: Easy Tips and Tricks

With the ever-changing COVID-19 restrictions, social distancing measures have waved goodbye to in-person lectures, tutorials, and university parties (for the time being). But it doesn’t all have to be doom and gloom, your life as a university student is still something you should be excited about!

Here are our favourite tips and tricks to help you make the most out of your time living in student accommodation, whilst adhering to social distancing measures:


Follow the Guidelines

The most important advice for living in shared accommodation during these uncertain times is to follow the government guidelines. Be respectful to those around you, and don’t put your peers under any risk. Be sure to check with your roommates to see what they are comfortable with and respect their boundaries.


Communicate Often

Stay connected to all members living in your shared accommodation with an established method of communication. Consider creating a Facebook or WhatsApp group chat that is easily accessible to everyone. Make sure you communicate your requests and concerns from the start. Pro tip: be polite, clear, and reasonable with your requests, that way you won’t cause any issues with your peers.


Share the Load

When living in student accommodation, it is important to share the tasks evenly around each member. Create a roster with all the tasks to keep your student accommodation clean, safe, and organised.


Keep the Space Clean

During these times (and all the time) hygiene should be at the forefront of everyone’s minds. Be sure to clean up after yourself in particular the kitchen and other common spaces. Ensure that you wipe everything down and disinfect any surfaces that you have used.


Find New Ways to Socialise

Since going out and partying with a big group of friends is no longer on the cards (for now), it is the perfect time to connect with the people living in your shared accommodation and make new friends. Consider ways you can spend time with your peers without putting anyone as risk. You could do indoor activities such as watching a movie or playing board games together or go outdoors on a local walk and explore nature.

If you have any queries regarding social distancing while living in shared accommodation, contact Be.Accommodation, your best cheap student accommodation Sydney can offer, on 61 9167 9356.