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COVID-19 symptoms

We've created a guide for our staff and students if you are concerned about whether you may or may not show signs of having COVID-19.

If you have:

  • A new continuous cough
  • A high temperature (37.8 degrees or above)
  • A loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste

You must self-isolate, book or order a test, and let us know.

Details on how to do this for students and staff are available below.

Reported COVID-19 cases at the University

For information on the number of COVID-19 cases reported to the University, please see our COVID-19 cases page.

What happens when someone tests positive

When we receive notification of a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19, we follow our detailed test and trace procedure. This includes a robust contact tracing system to reduce onward transmission, communications to relevant staff and students, and the cleaning of any affected areas.

Staff and students who report a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 are asked to share details of their close contacts to allow us to inform those that will need to self-isolate in line with government guidelines.

Help and support if you are self-isolating

We offer a range of support for any students who are self-isolating with a possible or confirmed case of COVID-19, including mental health and counselling support, a University ‘Buddies’ service run by our Students’ Union, and advice on how to arrange things like deliveries of food and medication.

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