What to do if you have symptoms or a confirmed case of Covid-19, or you have been asked to self-isolate

We all have a part to play in keeping our communities safe and helping to control the spread of Covid-19.

What to do: students 

Page last updated 16/08/2021 to reflect change in Government guidance on self-isolation

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 then you should:

If you test positive for Covid-19 then you should:

If you have had contact with another person who may have Covid-19, or you have been asked to self-isolate, you should:

From 16th August, self-isolation rules have changed. You will not need to self-isolate in certain situations. Please read the below guidance carefully, and check the national guidance for full details.

When you do not need to self-isolate:

If someone you live with has symptoms of Covid-19, or has tested positive for Covid-19, you will not need to self-isolate if any of the following apply:

  • you're fully vaccinated – this means 14 days have passed since your final dose of a Covid-19 vaccine given by the NHS
  • you're under 18 years, 6 months old
  • you're taking part or have taken part in a Covid-19 vaccine trial
  • you're not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still:

What to do: staff

If you have symptoms of Covid-19 then you should get a free NHS test. Until you have the test results, you and anybody who you live with must self-isolate (unless they are not required to self-isolate – check above if this applies to them.)

If you test positive then you need to notify the University’s Covid Response Team. You should also follow NHS guidance to continue to isolate, usually for at least 10 days, and anyone you live with should self-isolate for 10 days (unless they are not required to self-isolate – check above if this applies to them.)

If you test negative, you should follow NHS advice after receiving your test result.

Our Covid Response Team is available 9am-5pm Monday - Friday, and can be contacted via covid.response@keele.ac.uk or 01782 738999.