Safety and support

Guidance on safety and support for students who are self-isolating.

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Safety: rules, restrictions and guidance

To keep our community safe, we all have a role to play. It is our social responsibility to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Safety: rules, restrictions and guidance


Symptoms, testing and self-isolation

If you're self-isolating for any reason, or if you have symptoms, please tell the University

Symptoms, testing and self-isolation


Support for students who are self-isolating 

We recognise how difficult it is for students who need to self-isolate because of Covid-19. Remember that if you need support, we’re here to help you.

Support for students who are self-isolating


Updates to self-isolation rules for those fully vaccinated 

If you have Covid-19 symptoms you should stay at home and self-isolate immediately for 10 days. You should arrange to have a PCR test as soon as possible. If this PCR test result is positive, you must continue to self-isolate.

If you live with or have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19, you must stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days if:

  • you are not fully vaccinated
  • your household member/contact has been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19. This applies even if you have been fully vaccinated.

Even if you do not have symptoms, you should still get a PCR test on GOV.UK

If you live with or have been in contact with someone who has not been identified as a suspected or confirmed case of the Omicron variant, and you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to self-isolate. Instead you should book a free PCR test as soon as possible.

Further NHS guidance on when to self-isolate

For students: inform the University if you are self-isolating.


Covid-19 testing

Students and staff who don't have any Covid-19 symptoms can book a rapid lateral flow test at our Covid-19 Testing Centre on campus. Self-test kits are available for collection at various sites across campus.

Covid-19 Testing Centre and self-testing kits


How we’re keeping our community safe

Our priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff, and we have implemented a number of safety measures to protect our community. 

How we’re keeping our community safe


Vaccinations

You should get your vaccination as soon as you are able. We’re encouraging all students and staff to book their vaccination before the start of the academic year, wherever possible.

How to book a covid-19 vaccineNHS England has published a document containing FAQs about student covid-19 vaccinations in England, including questions about international student vaccinations.  

Support – get in touch

Our extensive range of support services for students are all available online.