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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

Face coverings should be worn inside all NTU buildings (including lecture theatres, libraries, labs and communal areas such as corridors) unless you are exempt.

Cleaning and ventilation on campus

Find out what you can expect to find when inside a campus building, and the measures we're taking to ensure the safety of all students and colleagues.

  • Hand sanitiser stations are readily available across our campuses.
  • Cleaning of communal areas remains the same with state-of-the-art equipment and virucidual cleaner.
  • Colleagues are encouraged to clean desks, IT and kitchen equipment after personal use. Cleaning materials are available throughout our buildings.
  • Our ventilation systems continue to run on the full fresh-air circulation. Where possible, you should open windows to increase the ventilation in rooms.

Please note: Students are asked to report any cleaning or ventilation issues to their tutor or course leader who will ensure the issues are reported and resolved.

Access to COVID-19 vaccinations for NTU students

To help protect our NTU and local community we’re encouraging all our students to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters as soon as possible.

To book, please visit: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination - NHS (

If you've had a positive COVID-19 test, you need to wait 4 weeks (28 days) before getting any dose of the vaccine.

Closest vaccination centres to our campuses are:

City and Confetti Campuses

The Forest Recreation Ground Vaccination Site is available for all students, booster walk-ins are also available.

Alternative sites include:

Boots Pharmacy in the Victoria Centre, NG1 3QS
Karimia Mosque and Community Space, NG7 5JU

Clifton Campus

Kings Meadow Vaccination Centre, Lenton, NG7 2NR

Brackenhurst Campus

Newark Showground, Newark, NG24 2NY

Mansfield Campus

Mansfield Vaccination Centre, NG19 7AP

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.


If you have any questions or concerns you can visit the NHS website which offers lots of helpful advice and guidance about having the vaccine. You can also speak with NHS Clinicians at the on-campus clinics as well as the main vaccination sites.

Staying safe on campus

Please ensure you take twice weekly Lateral Flow Tests when coming on to NTU campuses, if your test is positive you must self-isolate for ten days either when your symptoms started or when you took the test. You won’t have to take a PCR test to confirm your result.

If you test positive for COVID-19 please be sure to let us know so we can provide you with the support you need.

When to stop self-isolating

You can stop self-isolating after 7 days if you do a rapid lateral flow test on days 6 and 7 of your self-isolation period and both tests are negative, you did both tests at least 24 hours apart and you do not have a high temperature.

If you do a rapid lateral flow test on day 6 and test positive, wait 24 hours before you do the next test.

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.

You can pick up free lateral flow tests from a local pharmacy or collection point. Alternatively, you can order tests to be delivered to you at no cost from GOV.UK.

Home testing kits are available from NTU at:

City Campus

Location: Reception Desk, Newton building

Time: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Clifton Campus

Location: Pavilion Reception

Time: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Brackenhurst Campus

Location: Lyth Reception

Time: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Mansfield Campus

Location:  University Centre Reception

Time: Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm

Confetti Campus

Location: Main Reception

Time: Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm

Each kit contains seven tests, together with instructions on how to register and administer the test.

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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. 

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 (this will only apply if you are not double vaccinated)
  • NHS Test and Trace have contacted you to self-isolate
  • You are required to self-isolate due to arriving in the UK from overseas

*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.

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 may need to 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 or via telephone +44 (0)115 848 2631.

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.

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DateStudentsNTU staff
6 December 20227353
7 December 20229255
8 December 202210854
9 December 202213254
10 December 202215962
11 December 202216540
12 December 202216735
Positive COVID-19 cases at NTU