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Protecting the NTU Community from COVID-19

Your safety and the safety of our community is paramount. That's why it's really important that if you suspect that you may have symptoms of Coronavirus that you know what to do, not only to protect yourself but to protect those around you.

Wearing a face covering

In line with Government guidance, face coverings will not be required on campus from Monday 19 July 2021. However, there remains an expectation that face coverings will be worn in crowded indoor spaces, such as on public transport.

The decision of when to wear a face covering will be down to your own personal judgement. Please be respectful of other’s choices and give people space where it is sensible or you are requested to do so

Getting your COVID-19 vaccination

All those aged 18 and over are invited to receive their COVID-19 vaccine.

There's no need to book – you can simply turn up at any of the main vaccination sites without an appointment to receive your jab.

Alternatively, you can book your vaccination at a specific time and location on the NHS website. Although appointments can be changed please consider where you will be living for the date of your second vaccination.

View a full list of vaccination centres in Nottingham and find a centre that is most convenient for you.

NHS England have produced and published a Frequently Asked Questions document for HE students who might have questions about receiving their COVID-19 vaccination.

Closest vaccination centres to our campuses:

City and Confetti Campuses
Forest Recreation Ground, NG7 6HB

Clifton Campus
Kings Meadow Vaccination Centre, Lenton, NG7 2NR

Brackenhurst Campus
Newark Showground, Newark, NG24 2NY

Mansfield Campus
Mansfield Vaccination Centre, NG19 7AP

 

COVID-19 Lateral Flow Testing at NTU

Lateral Flow Tests have been introduced by the Government to help identify people who have COVID-19, but do not display any symptoms.

On-campus lateral flow testing will continue to be offered at City Campus until Friday 27 August, open Tuesdays and Thursdaysplease book your test in advance.

Home testing kits will be available to collect from all campuses until Friday 27 August, no prior booking required. Each kit contains seven tests, together with instructions on how to register and administer the test.

Home testing kit collection locations

City Campus
Until 30 July:
Monday – Friday, 9.10 am – 11.50 am
Location:
The Refectory, Newton building

From 2 to 27 August:
Tuesday and Thursday, 8.30 am – 12 pm, The Refectory, Newton building
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm, Reception, Newton building

Clifton Campus
Days and time: 
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Reception, Pavilion

Confetti Campus
Days and time:
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Location:
Please email your tutor to arrange collection of a home testing kit

Brackenhurst Campus
Days and time: 
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Reception, Lyth building

Mansfield Campus
Days and time: Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Location: Collect from University Centre reception at West Nottinghamshire College

Advice and support for international students

If you are travelling to the UK from overseas, you will need to take into account restrictions in the country you are travelling from or through. You must also provide proof of a negative test and self-isolate once you arrive in the UK.

We're here to support you every step of the way, please read the guidance on what you must do before you travel.

Our international student support service team offer guidance and support throughout your time here at the University. You can get advice on any immigration or financial matters and talk confidentially about any personal problem, no matter how big or small. Please don't hesitate to contact us at int.support@ntu.ac.uk or via telephone +44 (0)115 848 2631.

Tell us if you're self-isolating and receive support

If you find that you need to self-isolate please stay at your current accommodation and complete your isolation period, do not come onto campus for in-person teaching. You can join your learning online (if you are well enough to do so) and should contact your academic school to let them know.

Remember to complete the NTU Coronavirus Tracking form so that we can support you through your isolation period.

 

Who should complete the NTU Coronavirus Tracking form

You should complete the NTU Coronavirus tracking form* if one or more of the following applies to you:

  • You have a positive COVID-19 test
  • You have COVID-19 symptoms and are self-isolating whilst awaiting your test result
  • You are self-isolating because a member of the same household or someone you have been in close contact with, has a positive COVID-19 test or is awaiting a COVID-19 test result
  • NHS Test and Trace have contacted you to self-isolate
  • You are required to self-isolate due to arriving in the UK from overseas
  • You have taken a COVID-19 Lateral Flow Test through your local community testing programme

*Please note: in order to complete the form, you will be asked for your NTU login details.

Legal requirements mean that you could be fined if you do not self-isolate following a positive test for COVID-19 or if you are contacted by NHS Test and Trace and asked to self-isolate and fail to do so.

How is the information used and what support will you get

The information you provide on the form will be used:

  • To support Local Health Authorities with Track and Trace – this may involve sharing your contact details
  • As evidence for non-attendance due to self-isolation
  • To enable Student Services and your School to support you through your self-isolation
  • As evidence to support an NEC submission (Notification of Exceptional Circumstance) should you become unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, that impact on an assessment

View our Privacy Policy notice.

Self-isolating in a shared household

Many students will be living in a shared household which means there are some extra things to be mindful of when self-isolating. These are necessary to prevent the spread of the infection among housemates.

Useful tips for self-isolating in shared accommodation

  • Keep at least two metres away from other people in the house, particularly if you live with anyone who is older or who has a long-term health condition
  • Keep shared areas well ventilated
  • Ask others to help you, like bringing food and medicine, but avoid direct contact with them (anything you're brought should be left outside your door)
  • If you need to cook, you should only use the kitchen when no one else is there (you could organise a set time with your housemates to use the kitchen). Clean the kitchen after each use; wipe all surfaces you have touched using strong household disinfectant
  • Use a dishwasher. If this is not possible, wash and dry each person’s things separately and use a different sponge and tea towel for each person
  • If washing machines are not available in flats, students should wait a further 72 hours after self-isolation has ended before using a communal laundry
  • Eat your meals in your room
  • Clean shared toilets and bathrooms after each use; wipe all surfaces you have touched using strong household disinfectant. Use a separate towel to your other housemates to dry your hands
  • Clean surfaces that you often touch several times a day, such as door handles using a household cleaner
  • Sleep alone
  • Regularly wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, using soap and warm water

The Government website also offers advice for managing self-isolation in shared accommodation,

Student Code of Behaviour

We're committed to making NTU an enjoyable and safe place for all students.

We're very clear on how we expect our students to conduct themselves. You must be responsible and respectful to other people. That includes other students, NTU staff, visitors, and the local community alike.

Our Student Code of Behaviour lays out the discipline regulations for NTU students. It'll make you aware of your behavioural responsibilities.

We're serious about breaches of the code. There are penalties for proven transgressions, including suspension or permanent expulsion from NTU

Positive COVID-19 cases at NTU

The figures on this graph show the number of reported cases of COVID-19 for staff and students in the last 7 days, from a total student population of 36,734 and staff population of 4,300 the number of active cases of COVID-19.

Positive COVID-19 cases at NTU