If you have symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 you will have to self-isolate for 10 days.
We are here to support you throughout your self-isolation, ensuring that you can stay safe, well and continue with your studies as much as possible.
It is very important that you follow government self-isolation guidance. Failure to comply with self-isolation requirements may result in a fine of up to £10,000.
Those living with someone with COVID-19 symptoms must also isolate under the government household-isolation requirements, except if they are fully vaccinated or aged under 18 years and 6 months or not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons. Please note that 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.
If you need to self-isolate, please inform the University as soon as possible by completing this form – please do not wait until your test results have been received. By reporting directly to us we can support you and work with Public Health England to take action quickly to reduce the chances of other people catching the virus.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms or been in contact with someone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms you should arrange a PCR test as soon as possible to reduce the risk to others.
You can order a home test kit or book an appointment at a test site. To reduce the risk to others you should only use a test site if you are unable to use the home PCR testing service. If you go to a test site, strictly observe social distancing advice and return home immediately afterwards. If you order a home test kit you should use and return it within 48 hours of receiving it.
To book a test, please visit www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test
It is very important you look after yourself and stay as healthy as you can during this time.
If, like most students, you spend more weeks of the year at your university address than your family’s address, you need to register with a GP near your university address, so that if you are ever ill you know you can get the help you need. Click here to find your local GP service.
For those of you with existing medical conditions, most chemists now offer a delivery service.
You may not be ill or have any symptoms while self-isolating. If you do experience symptoms you can often manage these while at home until you recover. Download the NHS App for guidance on symptoms and self-isolation and check out NHS advice here.
If you're concerned about your symptoms and need medical advice, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.
Further COVID-19 related health advice is available from NHS Choices.
As well as completing the University online form you need to contact your Course Team so they can support you in your studies and, if you are well, arrange online learning and teaching.
If you were on placement in the 48hrs before symptoms, you must also self-report to your placement provider.
If you are ill and this is affecting your ability to complete coursework or an examination you can apply for extenuating circumstances.
There are a range of resources that you can access online while self-isolating to continue to develop your academic skills, prepare for your assignments and keep on top of your studies:
You may be self-isolating, but you are not alone.
When completing the University online form you have an option to request a COVID Community Volunteer to contact you, check how you are coping and provide you with advice on where to get any support you may need.
Other support includes:
If you are well enough, you may be looking for ways to look after your physical wellbeing and Christ Church Sport and Active Health is here to help:
We offer our students in accommodation a range of support to enable you to self-isolate safely, this includes:
It is very common for the Coronavirus to be transmitted between household members when one person is asymptomatic or becomes ill.
A few simple precautions can reduce or stop the virus from moving from one person to another. Following these few steps will help to protect you, your housemates and your family.
Keeping your flat/house/room clean:
If someone you share a flat has suspected symptoms or tests positive:
We know you might not easily be able to access food and other items you need.
Many major supermarkets provide delivery or click and collect services – below are some sites you might find useful.
You may have to self-isolate but that does not mean you cannot stay connected to the Christ Church Community. Why not join the Students' Union Facebook Group, a great way to stay in touch and join in online events.
Don’t forget that Students’ Union clubs and societies can be a great support network, now and after your self-isolation period.