Guidance and support for those self-isolating due to to close contact with a person with Covid-19 (positive test or symptoms)
If you have symptoms of Covid-19 then you need to let us know so that we can support you. Let us know via our online notification form as soon as possible.
If you have been in close contact with someone Covid-19, or who is self-isolating due to Covid-19 symptoms, then you need to let us know so that we can support you. Let us know via our online notification form as soon as possible.
Once you’ve notified us, you will find all the information you need to help you manage your self-isolation below. We are here to offer you advice and support and you can contact our Student Services team.
There is also detailed information available about how to long self-isolate for on the NHS website.
You should be able to continue with your studies online during your self-isolation. Depending on your programme, any in-situ sessions that you miss during your self-isolation will either have online equivalents or digital learning options that allow you to participate in similar ways. Some sessions may be re-scheduled to a later point in the academic year when you are able to attend them safely.
It is important that you keep in contact with your Programme Directors during your period of self-isolation, if you are well-enough to do so, so that you remain up to date with your course.
Just like many families, it isn’t always possible to self-isolate entirely on your own. If you are living with other people then you should aim to keep two metres from them and use your own eating and drinking utensils, dishes, tea towels, towels, and food etc.
Try to use the kitchen after everyone else. When you do use the kitchen, make sure you clean the areas that you have touched before you leave the room. You can use the cleaning kit provided in your kitchen or washing up liquid and warm water for this, then dry the areas with the blue paper or a separate tea towel.
We will provide you with black bin bags. Please put all your waste in them and then, when they are full, leave them outside your flat or block entrance. They will be collected by the Hall Steward. If you need more bin bags, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To keep everybody safe, our staff will not enter your household whilst you are self-isolating. They will wait for 72 hours after the household has finished self-isolating before they return to clean the kitchen and bathroom.
In the meantime, you can use the cleaning kit provided in your kitchen. If you need it replenishing, please let us know at email@example.com and we will deliver more supplies.
You should continue to report any maintenance issues and, unless it’s an emergency, Estates will carry out repairs when you have completed your self-isolation. If it is an emergency, Estates will attend and will let you know what to do to keep you and our staff safe.
During self-isolation, you and all your possessions should remain in your accommodation. Therefore, please keep your laundry in your bedroom and do not attempt to use the laundry facilities on campus during your isolation period or for 72 hours after it has finished. After that, you can then safely take your laundry to a launderette.
No. It is very important that you do not invite or allow visitors, such as friends and family, to enter your household or your room. If you want to speak to someone who is not a member of your household then you will need to speak to them via telephone or online.
If you or someone in your household has tested positive for Covid-19 then your entire household will need to self-isolate, and therefore it is still okay to mix with those within your household (without going outside) but you should still keep your distance from each other where possible.
Leave your room, making sure you have suitable clothing to keep you warm and dry and that you are wearing a face covering. Try to avoid touching handrails and doors as much as possible, and avoid close contact with others.
Once outside, tell the fire steward that you are in isolation, so they can let you back into your room as a priority. Whilst outside please keep at least two metres from other people.
Follow NHS guidance to self-isolate, usually for 14 days, if you have been in contact with someone with confirmed Covid-19. If you are self-isolating due to close contact with someone with symptoms and their test results come back negative, you no longer need to isolate.
If you are unsure what to do, contact our Covid Response Team via firstname.lastname@example.org about the advice you have been given.