The University is following the guidance from the UK Government and the NHS in order to protect our staff, students and the wider community. For this to be effective we need all our staff and students and visitors to follow the University's guidance as set out below at all times.
COVID-19 symptoms can include a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, or a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.
If you, or any of the people you live with, develop symptoms of COVID-19, you should isolate from others and seek a test straight away. If you are a student tell us if you have symptoms of Covid-19 or are self-isolating so we can support you. If you are a member of staff please inform your line manager straight away.
Find out how to get a free NHS test to check if you have coronavirus. If you have a home test kit, read the instructions carefully and watch the short film on how to take a coronavirus self-test swab. If you are a student living in University accommodation, you must not come to the post room and collect or drop off the test. Call Security on extension 5349 (from a mobile 01225 385349) and they will arrange secure drop off and collection. If you need to travel to a testing site for a Covid-19 test Security can help you with transport in a Covid-secure vehicle, call extension 5349 (from a mobile 01225 385349).
If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have received a positive test result, you must stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from when your symptoms started.
If you live in the same household as someone with Covid-19, you must self-isolate for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day the first person in your house developed symptoms or, if they do not have symptoms, from the day their test was taken.
If you are self-isolating, government advice is very clear about what you can and cannot do:
- do not go to work, university, or public places – study or work from home if you can
- do not go on public transport or use taxis
- do not go out to get food and medicine – order it online or by phone, or ask someone to bring it to your home
- do not have visitors in your home, including friends and family, except for people providing essential care
- do not go out to exercise – exercise at home or in your garden, if you have one