We’ve had some cases of mumps on campus this term. While most people recover without the need for treatment, in some cases it can cause complications and it’s also contagious. It's most recognisable by the painful swellings at the side of the face under the ears, headaches, joint pain and/or fever. You can read more about the symptoms on the nhs.uk website.

If you think you may have mumps, please contact your GP and if you have swollen glands please stay away from lectures/work and social gatherings for five days.

If you’re not sure you’ve had the MMR vaccine, we encourage you to read Public Health England’s advice and book an appointment with your GP to arrange to receive it. You need two doses of MMR to be protected; there are no risks to your health if you get an extra dose.

You can register with the University Medical Centre if you haven't yet organised a GP in Bath.