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.

Measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 have evolved, in particular, people must continue to follow guidance for staying safe outside of the home, including taking part in outdoor activities, and gatherings in public of up to six people from different households are permitted provided social distancing is maintained.

Extremely vulnerable groups are strongly advised to continue to shield by staying at home as much as possible and keep visits outside to a minimum, taking care to minimise contact with people outside of your household.

The NHS Test and Trace service has now been introduced to help track and prevent the spread of the virus. If you have displayed COVID-19 symptoms, when tested you will be asked for details on those you have been in recent close contact with. The NHS will notify close contacts directly to advise them to self-isolate. 

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
  • 7 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

[Updated: 3 July]

 

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Last edited: 03/07/2020 15:30:00