Coronavirus COVID-19

Covid is still in circulation, with certain groups of people particularly at risk. Please help us to keep our community as safe as possible.

Covid can include a range of symptoms, as detailed on the NHS website.

What to do if you think you may have Covid

If you suspect you have Covid, take a test if you can.

If you have Covid symptoms or have tested positive, we advise that you stay at home – restricting contact with others will help to reduce the spread of Covid. If you test positive, please stay away from others for five days or until you have two negative tests on consecutive days, whichever is the sooner.

If you’re a student and are self-isolating, you should let your tutor know. Members of staff should let their line manager know if they are self-isolating or unwell.

Protecting yourself and others

Testing

Free of charge tests are now only available to certain groups in England. However, the University still has a limited stock of asymptomatic lateral flow tests for staff and student use. Test kits are also available to purchase at high street pharmacies.

To obtain a test from the University (subject to availability), members of staff should fill in this form. You will then be sent a QR code and the tests can be collected from the Wavy Top building on presentation of your QR code or staff ID at the following times: Monday, Wednesday or Friday at either 11am or 2pm. Lateral flow test kits are available in halls of residence for student use.

Vaccinations

We strongly encourage you to keep up to date with your Covid vaccinations. This is one of the best ways to protect yourself against Covid. Further information, including details of how to book your vaccinations, is available on the NHS website.

Travel overseas

Some countries still have Covid measures in place for travellers and you should therefore check the requirements for the country you are going to.

Students who need to test before flying, can use the Fit to Fly service on campus, bookable through the Connect and Protect form (choose Fit to Fly). This service is subject to availability and not available at weekends.

Staff can arrange Fit to Fly certificates for international business travel (not personal travel) through the Connect and Protect form (subject to capacity).

Please be aware that the University’s Fit to Fly testing service will end on Friday 7 October 2022.

Face coverings

While the use of face coverings is now a personal choice in most locations, you are still required to wear them in medical environments, including the on-campus Medical Centre. Please be courteous and respectful to any member of staff if they ask you to wear a face covering.

Ventilation in rooms

We advise you to keep shared spaces well ventilated to minimise the spread of Covid on our campuses.

Support for staff and students

Students

If you are self-isolating, if possible you should ask friends to support you with collecting medicines, delivering food etc. If you are classed as a vulnerable student and require additional support, please contact studentservices@lboro.ac.uk.

If you feel that you would benefit from one-to-one wellbeing support, please complete our Wellbeing Appointment Referral Form. A member of our team will then decide the most appropriate service to support you. This may include support from one of our Wellbeing Advisers, an initial assessment with one of our Counsellors or Mental Health Support Team, or a one-off support session to talk about the impact of Covid-19 on your wellbeing with a member of our Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Team.

You can also use the University’s free Wellbeing App 'LUWellbeing'. It can help you set daily goals, has a range of useful self-help materials and you will find lots of links to support services, all in one place.

Staff

Information about the support available to staff is detailed on the Health and Wellbeing website.