What if I have symptoms of Covid-19

What action you need to take if you experience symptoms of Covid-19 and information about the University's Connect and Protect service.

If you have symptoms of Covid-19, you should self-isolate in line with the NHS guidance. Your housemates may also need to self-isolate too as outlined by the NHS.

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or three or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least one of these symptoms. Further information about the symptoms of Covid-19 are available on the NHS website.

Tell the University

You should let the University know if

  • You have symptoms of Covid-19 and are waiting to take a test or find out your results
  • You have had a positive Covid-19 diagnosis

Get a test

If you have Covid symptoms, you can continue to book a PCR test through the University’s Connect and Protect service. This also enables us to put in place support while you are self-isolating. 

Stay at home

Although the legal requirement to isolate with Covid has ended, we ask that anyone who feels unwell or has Covid stays at home to protect our community. You should isolate until you record negative lateral flow tests on two consecutive days. If you do not show a negative lateral flow test, you should isolate for ten full days.