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 6 September 2021, face coverings are no longer mandatory, except where required in specific areas or for certain activities – this will be determined by local risk assessment.

The use of face coverings remain highly recommended when moving through University buildings, especially in busy areas. We would also encourage both staff and students to continue to carry face coverings and consider others near to them who may feel more comfortable if face coverings are worn – please respect each other’s wishes and space.

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.

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. 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

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 31 August 2021