Reporting COVID-19 symptoms and test results

Information to help students report and know what to do after receiving COVID-19 test results


Please complete our online COVID-19 reporting form to let us know if you:

  • are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
  • or have tested positive for COVID-19

Report as soon as you are able, so that:

  • contacts can be notified
  • contacts can take preventative steps to stay safe
  • the University can react quickly and support you


COVID-19 symptoms

There are three important things you need to do if you are experiencing:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • or a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste


1. 
Self-isolate 

Immediately, you must stay safe and start a period of self-isolation for 10 days from the date your symptoms first appeared. Wherever you live, this means staying at home.

Everyone in your household must self-isolate with you. This is really important to stop the potential spread of COVID-19 and protect lives.

Self-isolation and quarantine guidance


2. Book a COVID-19 test

You (and anyone else with symptoms) need to book a test as quickly as possible, which you can do by visiting the NHS website or telephoning 119. Follow the NHS advice for getting tested during self-isolation. Home test kits can be used within the first four days of symptoms.

Book a COVID-19 test


3. Tell the University 

Finally, you (and other students who have symptoms) need to notify the University. This information is used to help prevent outbreaks and manage any cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 reporting form


COVID-19 test results

There are two important things you need to do if you have tested positive for COVID-19.


1. Self-isolate

You may already be self-isolating, and this should continue for 10 days from the date your symptoms first appeared. If you didn’t have any symptoms but have tested positive, your self-isolation should last for 10 days from the date you had the test.

Everyone in your household must self-isolate with you. This is really important to stop the spread of COVID-19 and protect lives.

Self-isolation and quarantine guidance


2. Tell the University 

You (and other students who have symptoms) need to notify the University. This information is used to help prevent outbreaks and manage any cases of COVID-19.

COVID-19 reporting form


Testing positive for COVID-19

If you test positive for COVID-19, you must tell people you live with as quickly as possible so they know to self-isolate.


NHS Track and Trace

If you test positive for COVID-19, NHS Track and Trace will contact you and ask you to tell them who you have been in contact with.

This includes the following groups of people:

  • Household contacts – people who live with you, or anyone else who might share your bathroom or kitchen 
  • Sexual contacts or people who have spent a significant time in the home (equivalent to an overnight stay without social distancing) 
  • Cleaners who have entered the household without Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 
  • Direct close contacts: people who have had direct face-to-face contact with you, for any length of time, including being coughed on or talked to (including exposure within 1 metre for 1 minute or longer)
  • Proximity contacts: people who have been in contact with you within 1 to 2 metres for more than 15 minutes
  • Anyone who you’ve travelled in a small vehicle with 

NHS Track and Trace will contact these people to advise them what to do.