COVID-19 - what to do if you have symptoms or test positive

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Symptoms of coronavirus are:

• 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

Step-by-step - take action now;

1. Book a test here

2. Let Unipol know as soon as you have symptoms by completing a form on your Unipol student portal or email us directly 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:

  • you are fully vaccinated
  • you are below the age of 18 years 6 months 
  • you have taken part in or are currently part of an approved COVID-19 vaccine trial
  • you are not able to get vaccinated for medical reasons

 However, you will need to self-isolate if;

  •  If you are aged over 18 years and 6 months and have had only part of the recommended doses of that vaccine
  • Or 14 days have not passed since you received the recommended doses of that vaccine

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:

  • limiting close contact with other people outside your household, especially in enclosed spaces
  • wearing a face covering in enclosed spaces and where you are unable to maintain social distancing
  • limiting contact with anyone who is clinically extremely vulnerable
  • taking part in twice weekly LFD testing

This advice applies while the person in your household with COVID-19 is self-isolating.



What will happen if I have a positive test?

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. 

Getting supplies

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. 

Find out more about getting supplies here and how your University/College may be able to support you

Stop the virus spreading

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

Advice for International students - quarantining on arrival to the UK

What are Unipol doing to keep you safe in our accommodation?

Current Guidelines - what are the rules in Leeds, Bradford and Nottingham? 

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