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.

From Tuesday 30 November 2021, all students, staff and visitors are asked to wear a face covering when inside all university buildings unless medically exempt.

This includes teaching spaces, library, labs and offices. It also includes catering areas, except for when eating and/or drinking.

Exemptions include:

  • Those who cannot wear a face covering for health, age or equality reasons.
  • When you are on your own in a room, you are able to remove your face covering. If someone else enters the same space, both people would need to wear face coverings

Anyone with COVID symptoms or a positive test result should stay at home and self-isolate immediately. If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should arrange to have a PCR test as soon as possible. This still applies even if you have received one or more doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

Anyone who lives in the same household as someone with COVID-19, should stay at home and self-isolate, except if they are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years and 6 months or not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons. In this case, if they are fully vaccinated they must instead undertake a daily asymptomatic test for 7 days.

Anyone who is identified as a close contact of a positive case by NHS Test & Trace should self-isolate, except if they are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years and 6 months or not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons. In this case, if they are fully vaccinated they must instead undertake a daily asymptomatic test for 7 days. When contacting anyone, NHS Test & Trace will check whether they are legally required to self-isolate.

Fully vaccinated means that you have been vaccinated with an MHRA approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK, and at least 14 days have passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine.

Self-isolation lasts:

  • 10 days, if you do not develop COVID-19 symptoms
  • 10 days from onset of symptoms if you develop COVID-19 symptoms. If symptomatic, you can end self-isolation on Day 6 of your self-isolation if any fever has subsided (with day of becoming symptomatic or receiving a positive test being Day 0), following 2 negative asymptomatic tests taken 24 hours apart on Day 5 and Day 6 of self-isolation. If you are still testing positive on Day 6, you can continue to take daily tests 24 hours apart and can stop self-isolation as soon as you receive 2 negative asymptomatic tests, or after 10 days

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 updated 17 January 2022.