Health and Self-Isolation Advice

Information about Covid-19, self-isolation, and looking after your health.

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Wellbeing resources for our students and staff community are signposted, notably for those experiencing bereavement.

Outside of a work-related setting, only groups of up to 6 people are permitted when meeting people outside of your household – both in public and private settings. 

The use of face coverings is now expected for anyone on campus, with some exceptions. Safe wearing of face coverings requires washing hands before and after touching them - including to remove or put them on - and the safe storage of them in individual, sealable plastic bags between use. Where a face covering becomes damp, it should not be worn and should be replaced carefully.

Those who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable are no longer required to shield, unless transmission of COVID-19 in the community starts to rise significantly. Those who are clinically extremely vulnerable can now:

  • Return to work as long as the workplace is COVID secure; however, the University continues to support working from home wherever possible
  • Go outside to buy food, to places of worship and for exercise – keeping 2m away wherever possible.

Anyone who lives with someone self-isolating must also isolate under the government household isolation requirements, for:

  • 14 days, if they do not develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • 10 days if they do develop COVID-19 symptoms, from the start of their own symptoms, regardless of how far into the 14 days household-isolation they are.

However, if someone has been told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service, the rest of their household does not need to self-isolate unless any member of their household develops COVID-19 symptoms

Last reviewed 14 September.


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Last edited: 14/09/2020 12:48:00