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Keep yourself and others safe

What to do if you or people you live with come into contact with coronavirus

We all have a crucial role in keeping each other safe, and the campus open. Remember to:

If you have symptoms (high temperature; a new, continuous cough; or the loss or change of sense of taste or smell) you must:

If you test positive you must:

  • Engage with NHS Test & Trace to help identify ‘close contacts’
  • Remain self-isolated until it is safe to return to campus (see examples below)
  • Keep the University informed of your circumstances - through your MyPort Hub, your personal tutor, and the central Covid reporting team through the Covid-19 Report Form

You may also wish to contact:

We will work with you to keep you safe and supported through any periods of self-isolation, but it is important for you, your household, the University and the city of Portsmouth to work together and follow the guidance to keep each other safe and the campus open.

What to do if:

You must:

  • Self isolate
  • Contact the NHS to arrange a test
  • Inform the University (as above)

You can return to campus:

10 days from start of symptoms and provided you feel well

You must:

  • Self-isolate
  • Provide the NHS Test & Trace with requested details
  • Inform the University (as above)

You can return to campus:

If you had a test because you had symptoms, 10 days from when your symptoms started provided you feel well.

Or if you had a test but have not had symptoms, 10 days from when you had the test provided you feel well

 

You must:

  • Self-isolate
  • Inform the University (as above)

There is no need to contact the NHS to have a test

You can return to campus:

14 days from the start of your symptoms, or immediately if your test comes back negative and there are no other symptoms in the household and you feel well.

You must:

  • Self-isolate
  • Inform the University (as above)

There is no need to contact the NHS to have a test

You can return to campus:

14 days from the start of their symptoms, there are no other symptoms in the household and you feel well

There is no need to self-isolate or contact the NHS to have a test. It's recommended that you take the asymptomatic test at the University, provided no symptoms on that day.

You should continue to comply with mitigation measures (e.g. hand wash, face coverings, social distancing and use the NHS Test & Trace app).

You must: 

  • Inform the University (as above)

If you are contacted by NHS Test & Trace, you will need to self-isolate. There is no need to contact the NHS to have a test

You can return to campus:

If you were contacted by NHS Test & Trace and told to self-isolate, you can return to campus 14 days from when you came into contact with the individual who tested positive

There is no need to self-isolate or take a test.

You should continue to comply with mitigation measures (e.g. hand wash, face coverings, social distancing and use the NHS Test & Trace app).

You should have already:

  • Self-isolated
  • Tested through the NHS
  • Informed the University (as above)

You can return to campus:

Immediately you receive a negative test, so long as neither you, nor anyone else in your household, has symptoms.

You should have already:

  • Self-isolated
  • Informed the University (as above)

You can return to campus:

14 days from the start of their symptoms and if you feel well

You should have already:

  • Self-isolated
  • Informed the University (as above)

You can return to campus:

14 days from the start of their symptoms and if you feel well

You should have already:

  • Self-isolated
  • Informed the University (as above)

You can return to campus:

14 days from when you came into contact with the individual who tested positive and you feel well.

All of the above guidance is subject to change - please review the latest guidance on the gov.uk website.

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