• a high temperature
• a new cough where you keep on coughing. This means coughing a lot for more than an hour or three or more episodes of coughing in a day
• Losing or there being a change to your sense of smell or taste
If you are feeling unwell, get a test and self isolate - which means that you do not leave home for at least 10 days. Your housemates need to self isolate too (see below)
You should not be using public transport or taxis. Do not allow social visits from friends and family as you will spread the virus
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital unless it is an emergency. In an emergency call 999
1. Book a test here
3. Inform your College of University
4. Tell people you have been close to, particularly those you live with if you are in a shared household.
Certain household contacts are not required to self-isolate from 16 August if any of the following apply:
However, you will need to self-isolate if;
If you are not legally required to self-isolate, you will be provided with advice on testing and given guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19. Even if you do not have symptoms, you will be advised to have a PCR test as soon as possible.
Even if you are vaccinated, you can still be infected with COVID-19 and pass it on to others. If you are identified as a contact of someone with COVID-19 but you are not required to self-isolate, you can help protect others by following the guidance on how to stay safe and help prevent the spread. As well as getting a PCR test, you may also consider:
This advice applies while the person in your household with COVID-19 is self-isolating.
If your test shows you have coronavirus, you will be contacted by text, email or phone and will be asked to provide information about the people you have been close to recently.
After 10 days if you still have a high temperature, you must stay home and away from people until you feel better. After 10 days if you only have a cough and/or loss of sense of taste or smell you don’t have to stay home and away from people any more.
While you are staying at home arrange for food and medication to be delivered. Delivery people must not come into your home.
If you cannot get a supermarket delivery for a few days, you should use a delivery service like Deliveroo to pick up and deliver the essentials you require.
Morrisons have extended their doorstep delivery service to include students. The number to call is 0345 611 6111 option 5.
Can I go collect my delivery in a large building?
Yes, you can go and collect your food deliveries. If you are in a large shared building, ensuring you wear a mask and sanitise your hands when you go to receive your delivery. Touch as little areas as possible.
1. Use a different bathroom if possible. If you use the same bathroom clean it each time after you use it. Wipe all surfaces you have touched using strong household cleaner (disinfectant)
2. Use different towels
3. Do not share a bed
4. Do not use the kitchen at the same time
5. Clean surfaces that you often touch several times a day. Use household cleaner (detergent)
6. Use a dishwasher. If this is not possible, wash and dry each person’s things separately. Use a different sponge and tea towels for each person
7. Do not shake dirty washing before putting it in the washing machine. If you do not have a washing machine, wait 3 days after your staying at home period ends before taking it to be washed
8. Put rubbish such as tissues and disposable wiping cloths into rubbish bags that are tied shut. Then put these bags inside a second bag. You should wait 3 days before you put them outside for the rubbish collection