Declaring Self-Isolation

What to do if you have tested positive for coronavirus

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 and are self-isolating, you must visit the University of Birmingham's Test, Trace and Protect page and complete the online form. You will have to log in to do so.

What to do if you need to self-isolate 

If you are self-isolating following a positive test result, awaiting a test result, or are self-isolating due to potential contact with Covid-19, please submit a Declaration of Absence form.

This is especially important if you are currently studying on campus as you may need to access online materials to engage with and catch up with your work. If you are studying remotely (i.e. off-campus) you should still complete the Declaration of Absence form so that we can provide the appropriate support and guidance as soon as possible.

If you feel well enough to continue with your studies remotely whilst self-isolating (for example, if you are self-isolating as a precaution) you should still submit a Declaration of Absence form for the self-isolation period so that we know you will not be attending face-to-face teaching.

If you wish to make a long term change to your study location, for example, you have decided to study remotely for a period of 3 weeks or more, or you are returning to campus after a period of working wholly online for 3 weeks or more, you will need to submit a Study Intentions Form to let us know how you will be engaging with your programme. The Study Intentions Form will be released by the Registry team shortly.

Guidance on how to complete the Declaration of Absence form and a link to the form itself can be found on the Submit an Absence page. If you later receive a positive test result, you must visit the Test, Trace and Protect page and complete the online form.

What support is available to me while I self-isolate?

We recognise that while you self-isolate, you may miss face-to-face teaching and may need extra support from the University. With this in mind, the Wellbeing Team and the Student Experience Team are providing various ways to support your attendance and engagement with your degree programme and the university community remotely where you feel able to do so.

Please be reassured that if you are self-isolating, you will be contacted by Wellbeing and Student Experience to learn more about the support they are offering.

Student Experience have created a Top Tips for Self-Isolation page, which is designed to help you find ways to stay positive, improve your wellbeing, and keep you engaged with your university community whilst self-isolating.

If you wish to contact your Wellbeing Officer or find out more about how they can support you, please visit the College of Arts and Law Wellbeing Canvas pages.

If you wish to contact your Student Experience Officer, you can find their contact details on the Student Experience Team page.


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