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University Connect and Protect service goes live

The University has today launched Connect and Protect, which has been developed to support the national NHS Test and Trace system.

Connect and Protect enables us to track possible and confirmed Covid-19 cases on campus. It also allows us to get in touch with those who may have been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19 symptoms.

Further information on the Connect and Protect system is available on the Back to Campus website.

The nation-wide NHS Test and Trace app is also now live. It is helping the NHS to understand where and how quickly the Covid-19 virus is spreading, so that it can respond quickly and effectively.

The app allows you to report symptoms and order a Covid-19 test. It also helps to trace app users who have spent time near other app users who later test positive for Covid-19.

Some venues in England – including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes – are now legally required to record who is visiting there to support the test and trace effort. These venues will all display a QR code, which allows anyone who has the Test and Trace app to easily register their visit. Test and Trace QR codes are located in relevant buildings on campus.

To download the Test and Trace app, search for ‘NHSCOVID-19’ in the App Store or Google Play Store.