The main symptoms of Coronavirus (Covid-19) are:
You can find out more about the symptoms on the NHS website here.
If you have one of these symptoms, you should get a NHS Covid-19 test and stay at home until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a Covid-19 test.
Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble must stay home too, until you receive your result. Once you receive your result, you will be given further guidance including on any further self-isolation requirements.
If you develop symptoms when you are in one of our campuses, please go to the designated isolation room and notify our staff lead who will help you.
If you develop symptoms when you are away from our campuses, please notify us following our process outlined here so we can ensure that you receive all the right support.
Self-isolation is when you do not leave your home because you have, or might have, Covid-19.
This helps stop the spread of the virus to other people.
You can find more guidance on self-isolation on the NHS website here.
Remember, if you have been instructed to self-isolate by the NHS, and you fail to do so, you can be fined.
If you have to self-isolate, it’s important to know that you are not alone and we are here to support you.
If you share a home with others (or have a support bubble), it’s important that you protect each other as much as possible.
This means limiting contact as much as possible if you show symptoms of Covid-19, test positive for Covid-19 or have been instructed to self-isolate.
You can find full guidance for your household/support bubble on the Gov.uk website here.
A support bubble is when a household with only one adult in the home (known as a single-adult household) and one other household of any size form a support network.
Once you are in a support bubble you can think of yourself as being one single household.
Once formed, you should not change who is in your bubble.
Please note a childcare bubble is separate from a support bubble. For more information and detailed guidance please visit the Gov.co.uk pages on making a support bubble and or forming a childcare bubble.
You can book a free PCR NHS Covid-19 test online here if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid-19 including a continuous cough or high temperature.
If you do not have any symptoms we encourage you to take a rapid lateral flow test (LFT), the Government is encouraging everyone to take a LFT to help protect yourself and other in minimising the spread of the virus. You can get a free LFT test here.
The NHS Test and Trace service has been launched to ensure that Covid-19 tests are available for those who need, and to trace close recent contacts of anyone who tests positive who may be at risk of having Covid-19 and therefore may need to self-isolate.
You can find out more about the service here.
If you test positive for Covid-19, you will be contacted by the NHS Test and Trace Service and will be asked to share details of those people you have had close contact with.
You may be alerted by NHS Test and Trace if you have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. This will usually be by text, email or phone call. They will give you guidance and instructions on what you need to do.
If you are a student, or a member of staff and you are asked to self-isolate – please notify us.
There is also a NHS COVID-19 app available for Apple and Android smartphones. This is free in England and Wales and includes a symptom checker, contact tracing, local area alerts and venue check-ins.
You can learn more about the app in the below video.
NHS Test and Trace will never: