Self-isolation advice

If you live alone, stay calm and self-isolate for seven days at home if you have a high temperature or a new, continuous cough. Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital and follow the NHS advice on self-isolation.

If a member of your household is self-isolating, the entire household should self-isolate for 14 days to ensure the infection has cleared.

You no longer need to contact NHS 111 but visit NHS 111 online if you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home; your condition gets worse; or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days.

Given the growth of transmission in the UK, it is likely that staff and students will choose to self-isolate. Please respect and support those who self-isolate, as they are doing so in the interests of their own health and that of those around them.

Advise your line manager (staff) or tutor and Hall Warden (students) so that they can make arrangements to support you. Self-isolation means you should: 

  • stay at your home or accommodation
  • not go to work, study or public areas
  • not use public transport or taxis
  • ask friends, family members or delivery services to carry out errands for you
  • avoid having visitors to your home or accommodation

NHS advice on self-isolation

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