Students or staff who have symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should not attend campus, should self-isolate and seek medical advice.
The symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 include:
- High temperature (38 degrees C or above)
- Shortness of breath
- Loss or distortion of taste/smell
- Aches, pains or tiredness like those associated with flu-like illnesses
- Sore throat
COVID-19 may also present with the following symptoms:
- Runny* or blocked nose
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
*If you have a runny or blocked nose, but none of the other symptoms and no other signs of being unwell, you may attend campus.
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea alone can be caused by a wide variety of viral illnesses; you should not attend campus if you have these symptoms, and can return when the symptoms have resolved.
Headache alone is not cause for concern unless it is persistent, or associated with some of the other symptoms outlined above, in which case you should self-isolate and seek medical advice.
If you are a close contact and you have received a COVID-19 vaccine you do not need to restrict your movements or get a test if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19 and it is more than:
7 days after your 2nd Pfizer-BioNTech dose
14 days after your 2nd Moderna dose
14 days after the Janssen vaccine
15 days after your 2nd AstraZeneca dose
However you may not get the same level of protection from the vaccine as other people if you:
- are immunocompromised due to disease or treatment
- have cancer
- have chronic kidney disease
A member of the contact tracing team will advise you on what you need to do when they phone you.
If you are a close contact and you are not fully vaccinated you need to:
- get tested for COVID-19
- restrict your movements (stay at home)