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Protecting yourself and the wider community

Self-isolation

What is self-isolation / home isolation?

Public Health England have published information on self-isolation and why it is important.

What should I do if I need to self-isolate and I am at my permanent address (not in student accommodation)?

Please ensure you tell your personal tutor or a member of your teaching staff.

If you cannot complete assessments or exams because you are unwell you should make a Notification of Extenuating Circumstances, please follow our usual process which can be accessed via the NEC page on the NTU current students’ site.

What should I do if I need to self-isolate and I am in a hall of residence or other form of shared accommodation?

Please ensure you tell your personal tutor or a member of your teaching staff. If you need support, for example in buying food, please contact NTU Student Accommodation Services for guidance. We will then work with accommodation providers to ensure a plan is in place.

You can call on +44 (0)115 848 2894, out of hours on +44 (0)115 848 6462 or email: accommodation@ntu.ac.uk with coronavirus in the subject line.

Will I be moved out of my accommodation if someone gets ill?

We take every step to ensure the safety of our students and we are following Public Health England guidance. Government advice is now encouraging all students to return to their permanent home. We know that this isn’t possible for everyone, so for any student that needs help we are here.

Plans are in place to allow safe isolation of students in university owned and privately run halls of residence. If we became aware of a risk that directly affected you, we would be in touch to discuss this with you. If you have any concerns, please contact us.

You can call on +44 (0)115 848 2894, out of hours on +44 (0)115 848 6462 or email: accommodation@ntu.ac.uk with coronavirus in the subject line.


Social distancing

Please ensure you are following government advice with regards to social distancing at all times. For more information please see the gov.uk pages.

Please also respect national advice around self-isolation if you have had any contact with someone displaying coronavirus symptoms or are displaying symptoms yourself. Our actions will have consequences across the country, particularly for our most vulnerable members of society so let us do all we can to help protect them.

Government guidance is now to travel only for essential journeys, to help contain the spread of Coronavirus. This means that if you are currently in NTU accommodation you are encouraged to stay there, please let us know that you are staying local so we can support you (via email accommodation@ntu.ac.uk).

Please take a look at the guidance on staying at home and away from others on the gov.uk for more information.

If your journey is essential and you intend to use public transport please check Nottingham City Transport website for the latest information


Travel

What should I do if I have returned from an affected area?

Follow the advice of Public Health England for returning travellers.

Are the buses still running to NTU campuses?

Government guidance is to travel only for essential journeys to help contain the spread of Coronavirus, there should be no need for you to travel between campuses.

If your journey is essential and you intend to use public transport please check Nottingham City Transport website for the latest information.


COVID-19 symptom tracker app

Kings College London, with whom we have a close working relationship, have developed with partners, an app which will study the symptoms of the virus and track how it spreads. They are asking for people to self-report symptoms daily, even if they are feeling well. This will help our health services by identifying:

  • How fast the virus is spreading in your area.
  • High-risk areas in the UK.
  • Who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions.

If you would like to participate in this study, more details and the app can be found on the COVID-19 symptom tracker page.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418