Although Covid restrictions have been lifted across the UK, there are still things you can do to protect yourself and others and help stop the spread of Covid on and around campus. Below details the different ways you can ensure you are covid safe.
Covid: Five ways to stop the spread
- Consider wearing a face covering in busy indoor areas; in areas where face coverings are still required this will be indicated by signage.
- Be considerate of others who wish to maintain a distance and reduce close contacts.
- Follow good personal hygiene practices, regularly washing or sanitising your hands, catching coughs and sneezes in tissues, and avoid touching your face with unclean hands.
- Collect a home test kit to take a lateral flow test twice a week and self-isolate when required. Please report any positive tests to the University.
- Get double vaccinated and save lives. You can book your vaccine through the NHS website or by calling 119.
Stay up to date on the latest guidelines and support through the Gov.uk website.
Testing on campus
You should plan to take two lateral flow tests a week thorughout the semester. You can order tests via Gov.uk and will be able to pick some up from collection points on campus. To do this you can collect a home testing kit from locations across campus. You don’t need to book but please have your student ID with you. Self-testing kits contain seven tests (enough for almost a month) with results showing within 30 minutes. If you test postive you will need to report it via the Covid reporting tool. More information on testing can also be found on the Covid FAQs page.
Although not compulsory it is strongly encouraged to get your Covid vaccination to protect yourself and others. Everyone aged 18 and over is now able to book their Covid vaccine, it is very important to ensure you are registered with a GP surgery near the University. International students can also receive their Covid vaccine by registering with a GP (doctor) when you arrive in the UK. More information can be found on our FAQs for international students.
Wherever you are in the UK you can book a vaccination appointment via the NHS website.
Test, Trace and Protect
The University's Test, Trace and Protect process complements those by NHS and Public Health England. It includes a proactive programme of identifying and contacting anyone who might have come into ‘close contact’ with a confirmed case of Covid-19 on campus. If you have received a positive test for Covid-19 you will also need to let us know using the Covid-19 reporting form.
If you need support or are worried about a friend then please visit the Your Wellbeing section of the intranet for more information on what support is available to you.
All the latest university advice for students can be found on our Covid-19 FAQs page. The latest official information and advice from Government for Covid-19 can be found on the Gov.uk website.