What symptoms should I be looking out for?
A new or continuous cough, high temperature, loss of taste or smell, shortness of breath, feeling tired or exhausted, an aching body, a headache, a sore throat, a blocked or runny nose, loss of appetite, diarrhoea and feeling sick or being sick.
What should I do if I develop Covid symptoms?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 however mild, you should self-isolate.
Students: You should contact your tutor
Staff: You should contact your line manager and Covid email address
What should I do if I test positive for Covid?
If you test positive, you should self-isolate isolate until you test negative on two consecutive days, starting from days 5 and 6. After 10 full days you can return to College regardless of whether or not you are still testing positive. If you had the test because you developed symptoms then you should keep self-isolating from the day your symptoms developed. If you had a test but showed no symptoms then the isolation period will start from the day that you had your test. You should contact the College (as above) and confirm:
- when your symptoms started
- what date you were last in College
- where in the College you went
- everybody who you came into close contact with within the last 48 hours
Close contact is defined as having face to face contact with:
- someone less than 1m away, or
- contact within 1 metre for 1 minute or longer without face to face contact, or
- spending 15 minutes with somebody when less than 2m away, or
- being within 1 to 2 metres of each other for more than 15 minutes
What should I do if somebody in the same household or somebody who I’ve been in close contact with tests positive?
If somebody who you live with or somebody who you have been in close contact with tests positive for Covid-19 then you do not need to self-isolate.
Staff: Should work from home where possible. This needs to be agreed with their line manager.
Students: Can continue to come into College
In both cases you should minimise contact with that person at home, and limit contact with anybody outside your household. If you do need to come into College you should strongly consider wearing a face covering of multiple layers and stay away from those who are most vulnerable.
Who from the college will know that I’m self-isolating / have tested positive?
If you are a staff member then you should contact you line manager and the Covid hotline email address on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a student then you should contact your tutor.
When can I return to college after testing positive?
If you test negative on two consecutive days, starting from days 5 and 6 then you can return to College if you feel well enough to.
Do I need to bring anything with me when I return?
Can I return to college if I test negative?
Yes, after 2 consecutive tests, 24 hours apart after days 5 and 6.
How do I arrange a test?
Tests can be found at local pharmacies.
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